Characters- Saber

When first coming up with the idea of Saber’s character I imagined him as a tiger but changed this later on as I found the detail on his fur to time consuming to draw.  So I changed him to a panther later on in the devoplment, I feel this was the right decision to make as a panther seems stronger and more mysterious.

This is the early Saber design sheet.

Early concept art of Saber, I have yet to do a final character sheet.

I started then to look into panthers, their movement and bone structure.  I also did some test animations of walk cycles as their movement is tricky.   This has proven quite hard as I haven’t had experience in animating animals and have yet to perfect it.