This concept is a character design for a blqcksheep. It's an animal with the body of a young black panther, and the curly wool of a black sheep. It's eyes are mature and aware. It's mouth is not visible, and around it's face is a mane of curly hair that looks like cloudy waves.
Major Style Refrence:
1.Visual Description w/ Annotated References
Shape: Young Black Panther, with a mane like clouds.
The general shape of the body is just like that of a young black panther. The face retaining the general shape of the first reference, but a little rounder, cuter life the second refrence. Around it's face is a curly mane like the third reference.
Line: Wool like Wavy Clouds
Throughout the body and around the face, the lines are curly like the wool of a sheep, soft and wavy, and a little cloud like. For the most part like the first reference below, but leaning towards the cloud shape of the second reference.
Expression: The lord in a Childs' Eyes
The expression here is mostly conveyed through the eyes, and they should be wide like a child, but shaped with an expression that is serious. Very mature, like it's aware of the world and taking it in with skeptical eyes. The shape and size and expression in the first reference is what i'm generally going for. But the twinkle and the maturity in the second is what I'm leaning towards.
2. Feeling: Youth. Mystery. Beauty
The feeling I'm going for is first Youth. Then it's like hypnotic desire to explore the dark spaces of yourself, and eventually to find the beauty of your individuality.
A curly haired blqcksheep is sitting still dreaming of the spaces within, it hasn't spoken it's dreams into being but the rhythm of it's imagination are written in the curls that flow from it's face down into it's body. It's eyes are awake with an inward intesity, searching for itself within itself. Only the feet are wholly earthbound. The rest of it is in the cloudy spaces of deep imagination, and the danger of being lost in that chasm. But even blqcksheep long for light and soon it will bring the colored light of it's own being into the brilliance of reality.
This Design is about creation and discovering your individuality. At one level the Blqcksheep itself is like the hypnotic call for deep introspection, then the call to create. But it's also an analog for an individual themselves, looking with youthful serious eyes into their ideas about the world, what resonates with them. Then combining those ideas into the seed of something new that reflects them.