This character was created for Indianapolis Power & Light's 2016 holiday animation. We were hired by marketing firm Nimblejack to handle character design, storyboards, and animation.
Nimblejack had just one month to deliver the final product to their client. That meant we needed to accelerate the character design process to leave ample time for animation. To do so, we delivered fourteen sketches and asked the client to combine the features they preferred. The full project can be viewed here.
At the client's request, we designed a variety of adult males. They selected to combine the face of #11 and body of #10. They preferred the clothing of #6 for exterior scenes.
The final character design sketch approved by the client, and the fully rendered character. Though his name wasn't used in the animation, we referred to him as "Sam."