This character started with a description given to me from another student. I got the description of a weird bug-loving kid that wants to rule the world. With that I drew the first design.
From there I drew the character in multiple time periods and picked the one I liked the most.
The one I chose was the blacksmith. I then designed him a sidekick, Lara Pep and tested different color palettes with them. Even though Beetle Boy is now a blacksmith his goal of world domination is still present. He plans to use his skills to build a beetle-like weapon that will help him in his quest.