Character designs for a (fictional) videogame called Hidalgo. Based on the story of Don Quixote, this version places the characters in a more modern setting.
Don Quixote himself is now a delusional young nobleman with British heritage who, along with his friend Sancho, fights against an Italian mobster. Don sees the world in a different light than the other characters: in his mind he is a knight in armor, while his antagonist looks like a spaghetti-monster.
All three characters have their own looks based on animals and countries. Don: horse & Great Britain, Sancho: dog & Mexico, ‘the other Don’: boar & Italy.
This project was part of my graduation assignments at the Willem de Kooning Academy, back in the day.