Will move to scraps when I upload the second version for comparison.
This is part of me sorting character drawing processes in Strugglers. The style I favour and the style I will use to actually draw the characters (see <acronym title="fully sick street art style>this poster
</acronym>) differ quite a lot.
Some of these characters I have not included in a DA submission before, so I'll quickly list them, starting clockwise from top-left.
Nes: The protagonist, a hapless coward who has to take control of his life or remain forever a victim of the whirlwind circumstances that blow and batter him around.
Raigeki: The gangster turned gentle giant, he keeps the demons of a violent past at bay by maintaining his dream of a peaceful life teaching ghetto kids Capoeira.
Pat: A water-buffalo refugee from Cambodia, who fled during the height of the turmoil of the Khmer Rouge in the early 80s. After an itinerant life spent in camps, has finally settled in the US, and seeks to create a refugee liaison, and was persuaded to become interested in dance by fellow refugee Nagesh. Not particularly good at it.
Nagesh: Bengal Tiger from the Northern area of the Indian subcontinent, a refugee from more recent religious persecution. Nagesh and Pat are good friends, but frequently get into loud arguments.
Quinn: Nes' eventual and bitter rival, the so-called Queen and Ruler of the underground bboy scene. Attracts powerful dancers who seek only to rival her, whilst others share concerns her continued domination is skewing the scene, but feel powerless to do anything about it.
Hal: Nes' eldest brother in a family of nearly a dozen. What he lacks in book smarts he makes up for in loyalty and initiative. Very protective of Nes but was separated from him in the wake of the flooding of New Orleans.
Aeryn: This twisted mercenary broods over a history of abuse during her time in conscripted military service, and subsequent desertion following the blatant mishandling of her case by the administration. She lives by a maxim of survival, but what if she were to chance upon the opportunity for healing?