Runepaw character concepts

 My initial attempts at character concepts for Runepaw were too complex for a pre-school tv show. So did a lot of research on current pre-school kids tv shows and viking culture, then mixed the two together in sketchbook development.

Going on from these sketches I began experimenting with colour and creating more refined characters.

Simple shapes. Which eyes work best?

Bright colours.

How these characters move and what makes them interesting.

I did not include many weapons as it was a kids' show. Instead I tried to encapture the excitement of adventure from the vikings. 

I was thinking a lot about how these characters might be animated. I like a lot the shows done using CelAction and I think this style would work well using that method.