|Some points would be nice I think.|
I'm saving up for a nice car and I think 10 points should cover it.
Death of an Exclamation MarkThe blow fell when life was yet an unfolding concept for me. Elementary school, home to eager fingers and ruled by giants, made of gargantuan halls that boasted less and less as the years made their unappreciated visits. Paper could always be found in my home, and often appeared inside the bright classrooms near colored rugs, ready to be marked as seen fit by their masters. When those warm and anonymous times fled in the night, paper grew older. It remained a medium, yet was tempered by its presentation as a tool on which we were to follow instruction. As formal as paper’s new face was, it was still a smiling face. To further confine our use of paper, more instruction was needed. Writing never bothered me much anyway, not when there was so much to write about all around me. Excitement and color were puddled upon everything. Words upon paper flowed as I felt them, and an easy relationship remained. The blow fell on a dry day of cracked sidewalks. Their voices informed me that exclDeath of an Exclamation Mark by IronArmy
Unique Character Design Tipsthundercake
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
Brian Kesinger: Character Driventechgnotic
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and Bolt. Brian is author and illustrator of his own oct