wow I got really bored today so I uh made some new character designs because SUDDENLY IDEAS maybe i should babysit more often
I wanted a new guy character to add to my cast of mostly girls, and some months ago, I was working on a hedgehog I never showed to anyone but a couple of people but soon scrapped it. The idea I was working with at the time was that I wanted a thieving character. Unfortunately I did not like the end result even though I came up with a name and everything (thanks to some help btw) and just left it. Then later on I decided I did NOT want it to be another hedgehog. I have enough for my own personal taste because personally I could make a hundred hedgehogs. I just wanted to find something more…fitting.
So I was thinking about that old idea while at the same time thinking about how cool mimes are and how that’d be a really awesome fighting style. You know, pantomiming and the like. Then I was like WHAT IF THERE WAS A THIEF WHO COULD PANTOMIME like it sounds kooky but it’s actually really awesome and it’d baffle the people who see it LOL SO YEAH PLUS I liked the idea of a raccoon already looking like a sly, little bandit (see what i did there) so it just..kinda pieced itself together and I’m p. proud of this idea
So..Swift the Raccoon is a pantomiming thief who lives with his ferret partner-in-crime in the streets of station square. They only steal to improve their way of living, so they wouldn’t rob a commoner on the street, but they’d steal from an establishment for things like food or money, and they only get enough to satisfy them, as they aren’t greedy (well, Swift isn’t, anyway)
Swift is a better thief than his loud mouth younger partner, who kind of ruins their heists half the time and he has to bust his ass to get them BOTH out of danger. (in the bottom sketch he boxed him up as a punishment. I cannot handle how adorably hilarious that idea is im sorry)
SPEAKING OF ADORABLE WOW making ferret boy was just loads of fun. He doesn’t have anything special about him–he’s just a little loudmouth sass. I don’t have a name for him yet. It might just be something average.
These are only drafts and the like–I’m still trying to piece together things like how they came to be really close in the first place.
Fun facts so far - Swift used to smoke but when he met ferret boy he realized “wow that would kind of make me a terrible role model” and he replaced the habit with something acceptable for a kid’s eyes. Thus why he’s blowing bubbles in the bottom sketch. Ferret boy however teases him about it, telling him he’s less cool because he’s not smoking. What a little shit
I’ll prob have things finalized and posted on dA. I just wanted to share this while I was excited =uwu=
EDIT: Slick the Ferret, thank you boyfriendo