Yet another Taya update(I changed her shirt)

I don’t know how professional character designers finalize any work, everything’s so fiddly. I thought I had taya’s design all figured out but then I placed her with my other characters and she looked too old-timey. I changed her vest to a sweater vest but that wasn’t fun to draw. I gave her this high-collared dress shirt and I like it better.

And I also decided on her color scheme too. At first I thought to make the coat mainly green with black accents but it didn’t look good with the shirt. I feel the reversed colors look much better now.


J. Shen or "Micey" is a Junior at Umich. She loves character design and telling stories and dabbles in making her own comics. Sketchbook Smashing is an attempt to chronicle her process in designing characters. From first concepts, hairstyle and outfit changes, or even complete shifts in design. She also hopes to map out how her own art style changes throughout the year. Her website is Her art Tumblr is

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