I feel bad about not posting here more! I should try and post some wip stuff when I’m working on pages, or concept art or something.
Anyway, for now, here are some of my first sketches of Kolya and Ptichka! You can see they originally started off as like, a weird mashup of each other, but then they branched off into two separate characters.
Ptichka went through a bunch of different birds; if I can remember right they’re, in order, Baltimore Oriole (same as Dean), European Nuthatch, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Bluebird, and then the cardinal and oriole again. I ended up going with the same colours as Dean because I thought it’d be fun to give him a little brother, and also I just really like yellow. Ptichka’s bird is actually the Red-capped Cardinal though, which is why he gets drawn with red clothes sometimes.
Kolya was originally going to be another Ancient, but I changed him to a human and he hasn’t changed too much since then. He’s boring. Everyone ignore Kolya.