Here is something a little different from me!
Back in August, I introduced new rewards for my Patreon tiers, and one of them was new tutorials every month, suggested by Patrons!
Here is the first of them, suggested by the lovely (RWyvern), which revolves around silhouettes!
This was so much fun to make and research, and I hope it is useful to you when creating more unique characters!
If this proves helpful, feel free to post the results in the comment section below! No credit required, I'm truly curious to see what you create with it!
And if this new type of reward tickles your fancy, be sure to check out my Patreon for more!
Tutorials are posted one week in advance on Patreon, and supporters get a chance to vote on the argument of the next tutorial, which is also dedicated to them!
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Wolf base used is (c)
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Nice to see this adressed, finally!
What many people who work with bases/templates tend to forget is that personality also shines through in the the pose and just the way that someone stands and presents themselves. This in itself can make characters with the same colour and fur type, come across as vastly different persons. It can be subtle but it's enough to get a feeling/impression of an individual and I always implement this in the reference sheets that I make.
Another interesting way to explore individual differences is through drawing your characters completely 'shaved' and without colour. You should still be able to tell them apart without fur/colour.
Another valuable tutorial for my collection. ~
I'm kind of glad I saw this before I worked on revamping my wolf designs. I needed a "fresh" take on this technique. I had many old tutorials and tips that were okay, they got the message across (which is fine), but sometimes when you see more of your favorite artists doing these kinds of tutorials, it really inspires me to still do better and push my designs to my liking. That's just me, though.
For those interested in looking further, I’d recommend looking at animation studios Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks (Kung Fu Panda uses distinct shapes in brilliant tandem with each character’s personality and martial arts style), as well as Aaron Blaise’s art. He actually worked on Disney animated films.
i never thought of it that way O:
i need to try that too with my characters x)
i always thought they look .... the same.. same body type etc.
but this really helps thank you!
I like how this tutorial is structured, seriously. It explains What it is, Why it's important (that is, why you'd consider it) and How to use it. And it does so cleanly, concisely and informatively. Those are hallmarks of good writing, or at least I believe it to be so.