For 2015 I'd like to create a reoccurring character to help develop consistency in my illustrations rather than continuing to create entirely new and unrelated ideas from scratch. I figure this could help to better define my own brand of work.
I've brought a few examples to demonstrate what I'm after.
Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis appeared throughout the war.
Des Taylor's secret agent Scarlett Couture started as the star of several stand alone illustrations before she eventually scored her own comic book series.
Brandy and company are practically the mascots for comic artist Frank Cho.
The Spirit is immediately identifiable with Will Eisner.
This woman in white appears frequently in Chris Reccardi's work before finally manifesting as Agent Xero in his short film "The Modifyers".
As for myself, I'm working to identify some common denominators in what I like to draw, sifting through various genres and archetypes.
Now I want to hear from you. What kinds of elements in my work would you like to see more of? Also, is there a reoccurring character you admire in the arts?