Childrens Book, Comic – DigitalArts 11 Character Art Tips Article

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This article offers insights into the way certain professional illustrators tackle creating characters. There are a few useful tips to be found here, with contributors agreeing that the eyes can be the most important part of a character, able to describe the personality or emotion of a character in the first glance. A couple of interesting methods here include basing a design on the initial use of flat abstract shapes, which would be extremely helpful in the idea generation stage as this is something I struggle with. Contributor Gal Shkedi also makes the points to not work without reference and to push the boundaries of the design by exaggerating features to the limit to find what will work.

http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/features/illustration/11-character-art-tips-from-leading-illustrators/

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