The current character uploaded is close but the quality of drawing is poor. Need better drawing, more real and natural looking. Will need a few iterations of the character too.
For the writing - brushstroke like at http://earth.thebigdot.com/englishw…gn-07.html
Original requirements are:
white middle-aged guy, clean-cut
only need from necktie or collar up. No body is required
We only need from the top of the necktie up (collar level and up). The face is the main point for the professor.
face has more wisdom, but still warm or friendly. Like Gandalf in a way
The character should look wise and friendly, with deep knowledge. Like a professor.
no beard or moustache
Bigger eyes, want to see eyes clearly - about trust
glasses on end of nose is good
Let's go with large thick-framed glasses on the end of the nose
Ozy: can you reduce the pointy bit on the forehead. Looks too much like batman. A point is okay, but not so pointy.
scholar hat is good
grey hair, neat short hair
the left eyebrow lifts up a bit, which makes the face look lopsided. The eyebrows should be level. Can you fix that?
The right side of the spectacles seems squashed in and smaller than the left side. The spectacles need to look strong and symmetrical. Can you fix that?
Caucasian looking - not woggy or middle eastern. This means sharper features, blue eyes, straightish hair
warm person but not goofy looking, not overly happy or excited
a tiny bit quirky in some respect
ozy 6May - please make the pointer close to the face and perhaps pointing upward or inward toward the face. I feel that keep the whole image compacted in this way will work better on the portal site. So, the pointer should fit snuggly under the hat.
Let's go with holding a pointer in the air. A pointer is a thin stick for pointing to something. Holding straight up might be good, like he has a point to make. It should be near his face.
Simple line drawing with 2 colors that match the website. Colors should be faint I guess or the image will dominate the page too much.
Perhaps a schematic, silhouette or abstract drawing