A while ago I came across a collection of drawings I’d done in the early to mid 90s. For 20 year-old scraps of A4 paper they were reasonably well preserved, however, I figured I was already pushing my luck so spent the afternoon scanning them in.
Among them was a set of drawings and ideas for a character simply called; “Blue.”
Definitely inspired by Codemaster’s Dizzy I recall a picture (sadly lost) of Blue standing over a cracked and yolk-leaking Dizzy with the tagline; “You can’t make an omelette without breaking some egg!”
The following images show how I wanted a really expressive and realistically animated character whilst only working with a blob, eyes and floating hands/feet.
These two demonstrate an ink and pencil-crayon style of drawing that I’m still very fond of today!
Blue even had an evil twin brother!
After raiding my Amiga recently I also rediscovered some digital renditions of the character:
Here are some unfinished sprite sheets:
Here he is featuring in a CDT project as a board game character. This showed off some relatively large-scale DPaint work and was printed, at the time, on my Star LC-100 colour dot matrix printer!