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Concept art thumbnail sketching process for Character design


Concept art thumbnail sketching process for Character design.

Thought I should do some character concept design process from the beginning to the end. I start this one from really rough line just try to get the silhouette of what I want. I am looking for huge mean guy like the executioner style melee dude. I want to emphasis again that thumbnail sketches are rough drawings, sometimes only comprehensible to the designer, used to explore layout options. These quick pen or pencil sketches allow the designer to try out several ideas and zero in on the most likely layouts before beginning a project.

Creating thumbnail sketches is a crucial part of the brainstorming aspect of your design work. Don't discount the value of this step in the design process.

Since it's been a little while since I did anything from the ground up. So here it is one of the thumbnail character, Executioner.

For this thumbnail sketch, I took it a little further than usual and try to get the composition and basic values for overall sketch to make sure that this is what I really want before I start really fleshing it out. It took me about 15-20 by far, a little longer than I thought.

Here are step by step process sketching thumbnail character design.

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Executioner Thumbnail sketch.
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To be continued

Here is a video tutorial with similar method that I use to create the Executioner character thumbnail above.
Drawing and rendering face:

If you are looking for more FREE video tutorials to go watch Drawing body muscle torso anatomy tutorial (for Male character). Also see Drawing arm muscles bicep tricep There will also be some basic include there.
For Female character go to How to draw female body torso step by step It shows the easy way to construct a body in the simple way for beginner. Then how to draw woman figure hip pelvis which shows the simple way to draw pelvis and the lower parts of the body.
And basic gesture drawing how to constructed gestures figures video tutorial and learn how to draw woman break down model sheet.

And for head or face drawing tutorial go to How to draw person head basic and Draw and render human head with different light sources. (This one is a little more challenging with different light source hit the face)
After all that you can go watch more advance stuff like Character Design Face Male Merchant Character, or Drawing Male Face Swordman and Learn how to draw and paint face. If you watch all these videos, I am sure you will learn something here and there and they will get you somewhere.

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Face Constructed: How to draw faces
Face Constructed: How to paint portraits


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