Tuesday, January 26, 2010

shape ideas



In character design you really want to make strong big shape choices. I'm fairly new to character design and it's a lot to juggle, so I don't make the strongest big shape choices yet. I will try to strengthen these shapes as I move forward. Many artist start with small black silhouette drawings of just the big shape and then design the rest later. This only works if you are really confident in your drawing skills, and I'm still figuring out how to draw the thing in the first place. As time goes on, I will slowly transition my thinking to purely big shape design.(because hopefully I won't have to think about the parts)

5 comments:

  1. haha this looks like a tutorial to me. :P

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  2. well, I would have done it anyway... just for myself.

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  3. ya, this is the family guy's bro', is it not? Enjoying!!!

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  4. DSM: really, I hope it doesn't look like that character.

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  5. This is such great information Rad, thank you so much! I printed out a few of your how to's and taped them to my desk at school. :)

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