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The Flight of Jack and Rose :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 3 0 Prim Everdeen :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 4 3 The Girl On Fire :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 2 0 Goerge :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 1 0 Creative Resume :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 2 1 Happy 2012 Everyone :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 0 0 Merry Christmas 2011 :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 7 0 Black Kitten :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 0 0 Fight Background 5 :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 2 0 Fight Background 4 :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 0 0 Fight Background 3 :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 0 0 Fight Background 2 :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 0 0 Fight Background 1 :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 1 0 3D Electric Guitar :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 2 3 3D Sunset :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 1 0 Concept Art for Ant Cartoon :iconjecamartinez:jecamartinez 1 0


Skech Book 9 :iconanuk:Anuk 648 89 Kids These Days :icontompreston:TomPreston 7,097 509
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
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Character Design Tips
I 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.
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
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Daenerys :iconsharandula:sharandula 3,868 226 portrait :iconsharandula:sharandula 4,944 203 Leticia Rivero 'Captain Golden Heart' :iconsharandula:sharandula 1,062 79 mermaid :iconsharandula:sharandula 3,663 231 Miss Brightside (redraw) :iconalicexz:alicexz 4,387 511 Speedpainting tutorial :iconvesner:vesner 23,862 1,938 Lash But Not Least... :iconr-becca:R-becca 1,027 79 Emerge :iconr-becca:R-becca 470 25 bangbanggang :iconmaykrender:maykrender 1,495 43


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Jeca Martinez
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Hi! I'm a Multimedia Arts student at the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde who dreams of becoming an illustrator and animator in the very near future.

Don't forget to visit my site for more art and animation :) And please don't take my work and claim it as your own, and ask first if you want to use them :)


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ehcs Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
schemorris Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Post more! :'D
avianation Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
^ I put more a's then Sche. :D
ehcs Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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