After looking at the work of comic book artist Bryan Lee O' Malley, best known for the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels and also the novel Lost at Sea, I decided to draw the character in his style. Largely because I like his rigid and linear drawing style and his very stylised character designs.
Here is the third drawing that I did of this character and my favourite one so far.
I am probably going to develop the protagonist and the villain character as very youthful characters with strong warrior traits.
I have also been looking at possible arcade games the could be the basis for the game that these characters exist within. I do not want to use a game that already exists, obviously for copyright reasons, but it would be useful to look at arcade games that have been successful and popular, particularly in the 80s and 90s. I have come across this compilation on youtube that may also prove useful when coming up with a style and colour scheme.