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My process of drawing faces is… well it’s not very consistent, so I made a few gifs to show how I build them.
- The first gif shows the basics, starting with a few quick guidelines to define the shape of the head. I always draw it very loosely, because it’s only there as a guide and it will be erased. I often use the lasso tool if I notice I have drawn something in a wrong place but don’t want to erase everything.
- In the second gif I use the same steps, but made a different expression. I also took a fewer screenshots because you can see most of them in the first one.
- Again the same steps, but with a different character and expression. Notice the different shape of the head guidelines.
I just think of the character’s actions/thoughts and what expression best works for them. Of course sometimes I make a much more efficient work on the face and expression, but it still has the same idea. There isn’t much more to it than that.
( If the gifs won’t load, try to open them in a new tab )
Character development is a more than just a skill. It is an art to create a human being out of thin air and give him a voice, a mind, and a life that is separate from your own. There are a few simple rules to follow, but there are otherwise no limitations to what you can do or who you can create.
The first rule is to know your character inside and out. The easiest way to do this is to write a complete backstory for your protagonist, antagonist, and the important supporting characters. You need to know how your characters will behave and why they behave that way.
Here are some tips on how to get to know your characters better:
- Write down some questions that would be asked in a job interview and answer them in the “voice” of your character.
- Write diary entries from the perspective of your character. Include entries about family, work, relationships, and hobbies.
- Answer the following questions about your character. Keep in mind that these are just preliminary questions to help you get an idea of how your character would behave.
always some good drawing advice
reblogging here because this is extremely relevant.
People have asked me why I am able to create such dynamic poses. Now I can finally give them an answer. Thank you, Tom & Jerry.
rebloggin ‘cause it’s interesting
rebloggin’ ‘cause this is generally handy to know