Original Character Design - Nitro the Cheetah

Name: Nathan Cresto
Nickname: Nitro
Species: Cheetah
Gender: Male
Age: 16
Occupation: High school student, works part time repairing vehicles
Likes: Cars, race cars, motorcycles, car magazines, fixing cars, driving very fast, racing video games, first-person shooters, friends, flirting with girls, Doritos, energy drinks, hip-hop music, EDM (electronic dance music), action/superhero movies, getting into trouble
Dislikes: Patience, waiting, other guys flirting with girls he likes
Favourite foods: Doritos, energy drinks
Least favourite food: N/A

Personality: Nitro is a teenage cheetah with a need for speed… and a little tendency to get into trouble because of it. He’s the kind of character who his family and friends wouldn’t be surprised to see speeding down the speed at 100 km/hr. He has amassed multiple speeding tickets in the short time he has had his drivers license for, including a couple from his own father, who happens a police officer himself.

Initial head sculpted in ZBrush

Initial head sculpted in ZBrush

Expression sheet.  Created using inspiration from an exercise from the book "Character Mentor" by animation veteran Tom Bancroft.

Expression sheet. Created using inspiration from an exercise from the book "Character Mentor" by animation veteran Tom Bancroft.

Turnaround sheet

Turnaround sheet