Unique Character Design Tips
In my opinion, these are the most important factors in any character design: color, concept, shape, simplicity, cohesiveness, repeatability, personality and uniqueness.
Color: Any design with colors all over the place creates too many places for the eye to look. Keep your color design very simple and zen. Looking at the colors shouldn't be jarring or confusing. This isn't to say only use one color, not at all, but try to make sure the ones you use are harmonious. Avoid mixing and matching different saturations of the same color or picking colors that clash with one another.
My rule of thumb: Stick to no more than three base colors and some value variations.
Concept: Your design should have inspiration, even if the inspiration is just your intended character's personality or an interesting object that represents them. Your character could be a bookworm, and that would impact her posture, her clothing, her hairstyle...pretty much everything about her! You can design
Character Design 101Character Design 1015 years ago in Writing More Like This
When it comes to character design, there's more to it than just the appearance of a character. While the looks of a character can tell a lot about said character, we all know that looks can be deceiving!
A lot of people seem to think that designing the appearance of a character is a character design. It is, when it comes to visual design. But what is the character like?
When people do give attention to that question, they'll often come up with characters that are either loved or hated by everyone, that have epic superpowers or superhuman abilities that no one (not even God) can ever hope to topple, and if they do somehow get beaten the shit out of them suddenly remember that there's an even greater power sleeping within them, which they will instantly activate no matter if they got just a scratch or are severely wounded. I'm not even going into the melodramatic background stories of them there.
So, what makes a good character design? What is the key to making a belie
Character Design Help GuideCharacter Creator HelpCharacter Design Help Guide7 years ago in Writing More Like This
Right, I know that sometimes creating good characters can be a little hard. So, Ive designed this little writers resource in order to make it a touch easier. Ill give you a list of details to fill in, and then some tips on how to fill um. * means that if this is your first time reading the Character Creator, you should DEFINITELY check out the tips for that heading before filling it out. ^ means that this heading is optional. @ means that this information doesnt have to be entirely accurate. I hope thisll help people whore having a little trouble with character making.
NOTE: This is just a guide. You neednt follow it exactly, or indeed, at all. Its just there to give you a little bit of help if you want it. This guide is set up for Fanfic writers and R.P.ers- it isnt really designed for people who only intend to draw their characters.
The list! WOOT!
(Background Info. Thisll help to keep you organi
Character Design TipsI decided to make this to test what I really knew about good visual character design, and also to help others who were stuggling with this subject. There's a lot to consider when designing a character for illustration, film or television, but hopefully by the end of this tutorial, it will all come second-nature to you.Character Design Tips4 years ago in Other More Like This
A good way to start thinking critically about character design is by analyzing existing characters created in the industry. I call this a "character analysis". Look at every aspect of a character's design. The shapes, the eyes, the colours, the posture, the texture. Each element in a character's design is chosen with a simple purpose in mind - to visually introduce the audience to the character. Ask "why did they do that?", "what was the reason for that aspect of the design?". You see, every decision made in the design process sends a subtle message to the viewer, and understanding symbolism in character design can allow you to create memorable and instantly recognizable