Everyone’s favorite incredibly harassed gunsmith, Dave McCartney. The idea was to do two studies and then one personal take for each version (2008 anime version, Gunsmith Dave version). Notably, getting the eyes the right size is the hardest part…they’re always smaller than expected.

For the anime version, different board artists render Dave a little differently, so in some he’s soft and mascot-y, and in others he’s a bit more realistic. For my self-take, I tried to meet both halfway.

Dave in Gunsmith Dave is a lot more…expressive. Actually, it’s nice to see him a bit more relaxed and in his element when he’s not being bullied by Duke.