Monday, December 28, 2009

Anatomy of a Character

I decided to show my sketching steps. When I draw characters I start with simple shapes. I tend to like sharp lines as opposed to round lines. So the first step deals primarily with shapes. At this stage I'll try to be as gestural as possible although I did clean up the rough a bit. Then the next step is detail. This is where I add pretty much everything that makes the character who they are. The last step is painting of course. I'm not a fan of painting. I love the sketching process more. But color always looks nice.

Meet Isabella...she is my new character for a pet project I've been working on. Only time will tell if it works out though...