Hey everybody I am need of some character design opinion or critique on this character.
This is a character for a comic book idea I've been working on. The main premise of the character is that the mask is the source of his powers, or at least the ooze that came from it, that's why is skin is black (or at least some type of swampy aqua color, a more biological color I guess). The thing with the mask is that it also, near as we can tell, is permanently bonded to the main characters face, meaning he no longer has a mouth, , eyes, or eyebrows to express his emotions with. The solution to that to was the sockets which could be interpreted in one of two ways: A) Have his eyes be visible through the sockets in his mask, but that would sort of create some sense of a tragic hero, not my idea for him; or B) have the sockets function on a cartoon level of expression. I chose B) because A would make the character come off as serious.
Okay main point, I'm having trouble deciding on how his eye "sockets" should look , I know the definite shape and how it functions but not what goes in it. I've narrowed it down to three options: A) Have the sockets empty and just be pure black B) have the sockets jut out like bug eyes and be colored a sort of opal color; or C) Have black sockets that go in but opal irises, ( I like this one but the only issue I have is the size and shape of the iris in context to the negative space of the eye, or basically the white area of a human eye).
So any comments or suggestions?