As expected, it has taking me a while to complete the first character design from Creating Characters with Personality by Tom Bancroft, but finally, here is Dillon-the hero.
It can be hard to balance learning with creating final products. I concentrate too much on the former, always thinking there is more to understand before my work is good enough to show.
I’m trying to get over this habit and thought I’d share some of the sketches for my final characters based on the exercises in book, Creating Characters with Personality by Tom Bancroft.
Hopefully, this will give me incentive to finish them soon for part 2.
Thanks for reading!
My main reason for taking up the pencil again was to help with my 3D work. I love character animation and really would enjoy creating an animated short…I’ve never been happy with any characters I’ve designed though.
So, my plan started with picking up Creating Characters with Personality by Tom Bancroft. Overall, a very useful book that I’ll review in detail another time. One thing I like is that–as you work through the book–you build your own cast of characters for a fictional animation, so you learn by doing.
Shortly after, I was asked to create an illustration of some cartoon Elephant Santas for a charity fun run and, although this wasn’t used, this was my chance to put my new knowledge into practice for the first time!