Between now and the launch of The Last Viking Returns (Sept 1st, 2014), I’m doing a series of posts showing my rough sketches for all the characters in the book.
Next up in the family are the twins.
The twins only appeared once in The Last Viking – on the very last page. I didn’t give a lot of though to their design. I didn’t think I’d need to draw them more than once. I was wrong.
Norm has fleshed out their personalities in The Last Viking Returns. It turns out the twins are not all sweetness and light – they are berzerkers in the making.
I needed to refine their appearance, make them look a bit older and cheekier, and practice them before trying to do any final artwork.
These are my sketches and notes.
I made a standard colour version of each character too, so that I could keep their colours consistent. Here’s the colour sheet for the twins:
Point to note: the twins have never been officially named. I’ve been referring to them as Timothy and Tabitha (which aren’t very Viking-like, but to be honest neither is Josh).
Have you got some names in mind? Give us your best ideas in the comments.