Working On A Little Character Design

Messycow comics was started with an impulse. I didn’t spend any time designing anything, just dove in and started drawing. If you’ve paid attention, from the beginning till now the style has been all over the places. Now I’ve done over 60 strips. it’s time to give it an art direction.

I do this all the time since I’m a game concept artist. The reason why I didn’t do it from the beginning is that when you have ideas that you are passionate about, get on it, start working and making things happen. Too much planning and design could ruin the momentum. Also, you want to make the beginning as simple as possible. Starting a new thing is hard enough, don’t restrain yourself with too much planning, and in this case, designing.

Anyway, I made this character sheet tonight( I know I’m overdue with comics, but I had this strong urge to design at the moment). The Messycow character is the hard one, I wasn’t happy with the one I had before and I’m still experimenting. What do you think? Which one do you like more? Your feedback helps!



  1. I really liked that Messy Cow with the big red hair that you had been drawing recently, very sassy!

    But if I have to choose between these two, I like the emotional expression potential from the one on the right more than the somewhat neutral expression of the one on the left, and having no whites in the eyes makes the one on the right look more like a cow (which is better, in my opinion).
    The variable shape of the eyes works better to convey different emotions (as if the cow has eyebrows — though now that I type it out, it kinda sounds creepy …).


    1. Now you said it, I found the hair sassy too! 😛 I’m trying to make it a bit simpler that’s why I’m getting rid of the extras. I will keep exploring. Thank you for the feedback! 😀


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