Alex Dearman has created an art book, The Art of Keepers, filled with his character designs. Dearman was inspired by his own interest in collecting artbooks for video games and films, and realised that this could be a suitable format to display his own work. While working on this project, Dearman developed a unique new style, and used it to bring his original characters to life. Here, he demonstrates his excellent character design skills, playing with body mass and proportions to differentiate the characters.
To accompany his artwork, Dearman also created stories for his characters, inventing context and background to help with his design choices. He includes these descriptions within the art book, so the work can follow a running narrative and tell a story. This addition intends to capture reader interest and enhance their understanding of the characters.