What is your flavour character ? Have you ever wonder what makes a character appealing? In this article, I will share with you some of my thoughts about character design.
Getting to know your character
Before you start sketching, it is good to ask yourself a few questions e.g. Who is this character that you will be drawing, is he a good or bad character? How old is he? What kind of environment and background is he coming from? What kind of personality or emotional mood i.e. happy, sad, shy, smart, stupid etc. Just like developing a character for a script, the more you know about your character, the more details and ‘life’ you will be able to build into your character.
When I was designing Stoneboy (www.chipsandtoon.com/stoneboy), it took me a few days before I completed 3 pages of character’s bio. It started as my research on my character for the story development but I soon realized that the more I know about my character, the easier it is for me to visualize it on paper. Below you will find an image of our main character: Stoneboy.