I also tried different styles in creating the look of Ed, especially in the eyes here. Because he is only 12, the eyes on the far left indicate more of a sense of innocence somehow. The eyes on the next version are more exaggerated yet also allow for more expression. With these drawings I wanted to subtly indicate his love of drawing . The fact that he's holding the books close to his chest kind of states how much his art means to him, and also his sense of insecurity.
Ok maybe Ed looks a bit too cool here, but the fact that he's holding his paintbrush tells you how much better he feels when he's being all arty. That's probably where he feels most confident. the pic next to that was just for fun. :) Or it could show the pressure he's under during the game to use his artistry and skill to beat the enemies!
Ed here is shown to be more of an introvert, and has more of a cuter look. The Ed next to him has just encountered an other-worldly being within his dreams. :-O
Posted by Radhika