Elio is an important character in the story. He owns and runs the local shop, takes care of the gardens in the village, and mentors Atlas. Drawing Elio with thinner lines, and a more varied palette than Altas' initial artwork, made me realise I prefer this. I chose earthy colours for him, as he is a grounded individual.
Although Atlas is a much more sombre character than Elio - who is cool and chilled out, I felt the need to rework his design a little. I changed his palette from being somewhat 'muddy', to having more contrast. This will help him to stand out more against the sky, since the setting of the story is mostly outdoors.
Development compilation for Pixel Plasters.