Mushroom Fighter! - Umami

Final illustration pose

Final illustration pose

First round exploration

First round exploration

These three made the first cut, playing with weaponry

These three made the first cut, playing with weaponry

Pushing one direction before going with #7

Pushing one direction before going with #7

Worked up the design a bit before painting.

Worked up the design a bit before painting.

Mushroom Fighter! - Umami

My submission for the Character Design Challenge for March 2021 - Mushroom Fighter. I'm gonna call him Umami!

Great time exploring ideas. I ultimately landed on this sort of assassin-like mushroom armed with a sickle and a truffle spade! I imagine him hiding in plain sight among a collection of fungi and springing forth into an ambush.