This was super fun to work on. @schoolofgames on instagram host a character design/mood board competition every year and I decided to try my luck this year! The brief was fairly simple; draw a Magic Apprentice. The hosts provide a mood board with a few images (cauldrons, broomsticks, books) and words to take inspiration from e.g. clumsy, shy, nervous, worried. The hardest part is finding a pose and expression that work together in capturing the essence of the character – everything after that is just set dressing.