My current idea of a goblin face has come from a lot of experimentation.
The first drawings were more reptilian. They had long snouts and upright ears.
With each drawing, the snout shrunk, and the ears lowered. I didn’t want the goblins to be as intimidating.
The darker-skinned goblin above was the first of the current goblin design. Slanted eyes, ears falling like hair, and a very short snout.
Since then, I’ve been trying to pin down the proportions and body structure. It’s hard to keep consistent from day to day.
But the hardest challenge has been drawing the goblins in dynamic poses. I’m running into the edge of my ability. At this point, I feel happy with drawing a goblin standing in a neutral position, but running, jumping a fence, climbing a tree – these poses have been difficult!
The post below shows some of the sculpting I’ve been doing to get over the hump. I hope to have some great action-oriented drawings to show soon!