Here’s another Character Design assignment:
We were assigned to pick a film/tv show and design a character that would fit into that universe. I picked The Secret of Kells.
For this character, I had to stretch the film’s story (and Celtic mythology) a little bit to create the story behind this one. Essentially, she is the personification of Crom Crauch, an Celtic pagan deity that represents darkness and human sacrifice. Crom Crauch is typically depicted as a snake (like in the film), but because Aisling is the spirit personification of the forest I thought it would be interesting to depict Crom Crauch in the same way.
I used the snake-like characteristic in her face, eyes, and her hair. The tattoos on her body are Crom Crauch’s design in the film. She also has the Eye of Collum-Cille on her chest. The character designs in Kells are mostly very simple shapes, so I gave her a cloak to simplify her silhouette.