Character Design.

We had a great character design workshop this week and we had a go at copying characters by using simple shapes and ‘mapping’ as the base:

We then had a go at creating characters for others to copy:

It really makes you think about how you draw them so important for consistency. It also reminded me of the Aardman workshop we went to a few weeks ago. We were given instructions on how to make a Gromit along with some good tips on how to handle the plasticine. Something went wrong a long the way:

 Mine was a lot shorter (1st on left) than the rest and he definitely looks traumatised!

I copied a few characters from a book I borrowed called ‘   ‘ :

I’m hoping it will spark something. I love the designs of the 50s but I’m not sure I want to create a character in that style.


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