Here is Shimon bar Yonah, (a.k.a. Saint Peter) fisherman, apostle and leader of the early church. Also called "Kepha" ("stone") in Aramaic. This is a character design draft for my upcoming graphic novel "The Reign of God" (book 2).
These days, I'm studying the fishing economy and fishermen's daily life at the Sea of Galilee. I want to understand and imagine what a fisher's life would have been like at the time of Jesus to create believable characters. It's very interesting. The simple tunic is based on 1st century Judean clothing, but during work, fishers would often be naked as they had to dive into the water.
A summary of my research can be found in this article:
Outlines: brush pen. Colors: Photoshop.