I have started the concept of Guybrush Threepwood. I wanted maintain the slender figure of the character and also maintain some cartoon features of the original design like a bit of deformation of the shapes (like a long head) and proportions (like the head, hands and feet). I want to maintain almost all the design of the character but modernising it and make it a bit more realistic taking as reference the last 3D animated Tintin film but no so realistic. I have added some props to the design, like the “rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle” of the first game or the sabre used in the insult sword fighting.
For my design of LeChuck I took as reference the character design of the second game, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge and the zombie design of The Curse of Monkey Island. I tried to make it more frightening than the original one, more zombie look like, using darker colours and brighter eyes but keeping some cartoon features as in Guybrush design.