Creating an effective and emotive character requires one to understand some fundamental principals which must be taken into consideration before and during the character's development. Failure to fully explore the principals of character development will have you suffer in creating an end product which is unique, interesting, emotive and visually appealing. To understand how to develop interesting and visually dynamic character art, consider the three major themes listed below: Character Devlopment:The production of a character who looks like a person who's lived, hurt, fought or experience life in some way prior to landing on the screen/paper in front of you. We call this type of exploration "storytelling' but in reality its "story showing".
All these short tutorials are part of a larger and much more in-depth book I wrote on how to draw caricatures called now available to order online . One of the most common problems I hear about from other caricaturists is that women are harder to draw than men. Many struggle to make their caricatures of women look feminine, and often feel their female subjects look like “drag queens”.
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Neuroscientists at University of California at Berkeley have developed a technique for creating digital images that correspond with neural activity in the brain. This represents one of the first steps toward a computer being able to tap directly into what our brain sees, imagines, and even dreams. (Link to video) Every image that we see activates photoreceptors in the retina of the eye. The information is fed through the optic nerve to the back of the brain. There, the information is assembled and interpreted by increasingly higher-level processes of the brain.
A few months ago I took a character design class online through Schoolism.com . The instructor was Stephen Silver , one of the top character designers working in animation today. Stephen’s video lectures were very inspirational and full of meaty content.
Early on in this blog (almost five years ago , actually), I mentioned my love for the tantalizing fragments of comic books I sometimes encountered as a child. Since that post, and due to the blessing of having a full-time job that keeps me too busy to do more than fragments, I have often found it entertaining to create individual panels or pages that are intentionally teasing but nebulous in their nature and direction, just for the fun little rabbit trails they lead me down. The above panel being a case in point.
When Children Drawings Becomes Reality Posted on 13 June 2011 Crni Children are expressing themselves in many different ways, but one of the most popular is through drawings.
The hands are a notorious source of frustration. This section won't concentrate on the muscle structure, since the hand is very complex in this regard, and knowing this won't help much in drawing them.