The doodles in my brainstorming book generally fall into three categories: 1. loosely sketching a character in several positions to see what works best to demonstate a panel. 2. fiddle sketches of expressions to help me determine what type of emotion I want the character to show. 3. hair styles.
I am always doodling hair styles and thinking about changing my characters' look...even if it's just a minor thing like bangs. Inevitably, I fall back on the same ol', same ol' ...
Below (top) is Kim with her hair pulled back. Now that I'm looking at this, I kind of like it ...maybe Kim does need a refreshening... Maeve is below her. I'm messing with her bangs.
Here's more Maeve. In fact, most of the hair doodles I fiddle with are with Maeve's hair and it's usually with her bangs. I think her hair should be a bit more "messy" and I'd prefer her to have bangs. The reason I don't give her bangs is because Susan has them and I want the characters to be distinctive from one another. Although, Maeve's hair IS long and black and Susan's is short and blonde...
This is no one. Just fooling around.
Again with Maeve and the bangs. I think these bangs are too thick and heavy. The other thing is, because Maeve's hair is dark, the heavy bangs would make it difficult to see her eyes and the eyes are the most expressive aspects of the face.
Sigh...decisions, decisions. I bet you thought cartooning was all fun and games, eh? :)