Notes on Character DesignI received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.Notes on Character Design by *tracyjb
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
- Be patient.
A design is something gradually arrived at. It takes time and iteration and revision. You'll throw a lot of stuff away, and you'll i
Zafar's Challenge-1000 point design Contest!Zafar's Challenge-1000 point design Contest! by ~CrystalCircle
This is Zafar and I'm gracing you with my presence because I need your help. I'm looking to hire some partners for the next chapter of Define Hero! I'm looking for the baddest, toughest, most evil sharkfaces out there! Since a good sharkface seems to be hard to find, I'm turning to you humans to design a sharkface that I'd like to have on my team! Being a hired assassin, I know nothing good will come for free! So I'm going to pay 3 winners 1,000, 500 and 150 points! You seem to be creative...don't fail me!
This is a contest to design a bad guy! So come up with some wicked designs! I don't want prancing daisies on my team!
What is a sharkface?
A sharkface is a creature of darkness that typically has four legs, a long thin (sometimes bony) body, long tail and a head that resembles a shark's head (sharkface). They have gills to breathe underwater, sharp teeth and the ability to wield