By Melody Nieves
Everyone has a favorite cartoon character, but how did they first come to life? A lot of research and love goes into creating universally recognized characters.
So today we’re bringing you ten great tips for everything you need to know about character design, using amazing examples from Envato Market.
1. Pick a Theme
Starting a new character design is like looking at a blank canvas. It’s exciting, yet scary, and might even make you break out in hives. So the key to keeping your cool under pressure is to first pick a theme.
What do you want someone to see, feel, or understand immediately when they look at your characters? Allow that feeling to fuel the general makeup of your theme.
Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction currently has an 18% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes, yet the most negative reviews have stopped the film from grossing over $600M worldwide. One of the producers of the film, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, believes he knows why the film has been panned. “There’s a combination of factors” Mr. Bonaventura told the press. “Number one, critics do not understand this kind of movie. They just don’t understand, they don’t get why people like this kind of movie. They’re evaluating a movie like this, that is meant for mass entertainment on a really epic scale, as though it’s a 1970’s Martin Scorsese movie.”
Instead of debating if the film is good or not, let’s talk a look at some wonderful concept art for the film thatWarren Manser (“The Dark Knight Rises”) created.
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