There are several ways to find interesting ideas and solutions for creating a new character.
This example is suitable for those cases when the character has external features that cannot be abandoned, otherwise, the character will be unrecognizable.
Shapes and Attributes
We can only play with the shape and size of the required attributes, but not abandon them.
Knowing this, I made sketches of vampires with different physiques and characters, and ages. The main things that helped make these characters vampires are sharp corners and equally sharp teeth 🙂
Then I chose one of these sketches of characters, and I will continue to work with him.
I clarified the details of this vampire’s image and created a drawing of this character from different angles and with different emotions.
To check the «readability» of the character, look at the vampire silhouette. Does he recognize this personage, is the character read correctly? It is also worthwhile to mirror the picture as often as possible to avoid blurring the eyes.
Next, draw this character in color.
I hope this post was useful and interesting for you.
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