Sometimes I like to go back through my old sketchbooks and pick out odd doodles to develop into something more. I’m quite fond of the little robot squirrel which popped up a few times in my sketchbooks last year, so I’ve been playing around with the design and making plans to develop it into a new character series.

I could see room for improvement and ways to make it more expressive and versatile. I took a copy of the original doodle and sketched over the top, reworking the shape, features and expressions. Once I was happy with it (and after changing my mind on the most minor details more times than I care to count) I exported it to Adobe Illustrator and inked it up in vector format so it’d be nice and scalable across a range of media.

Sketches by Stina Jones

Vectoring Progress by Stina Jones

This is really just a starting point and I’ve got more plans in the works for this little critter – including a limited edition sticker pack launching in 2017. I’ll be posting developments to my Instagram as I go, so follow my feed for more updates.

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    Stina Jones is a Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer based in Manchester, with over 10 years industry experience producing fully bespoke imagery for everything from print and web marketing campaigns, through to animations and artwork installations. Clients include BBC Digital, HTC Mobiles, British Airways, Ordnance Survey, Atkins Global, Access to Music Ltd,, Bitters 'n' Twisted Venues, among others.

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