RILAKKUMA AND KAORU (2019)
I was awarded the opportunity to design the Lead Character Kaoru from scratch, when no style was established, by world class renowned stop motion studios Dwarf Inc. in Japan and Mackinnon and Saunders in London.
Rilakkuma is huge hit in Japan and it was created by illustrator Aki Kondo. From a design standpoint, Kaoru had the important role to establish the visual language for the entire cast of humans in the series.
Here are some designs made while developing the character.