When starting to model a character I
believe it essential to know your character.
Know your character? What does he mean
by that? I mean just that. First off,
does the character have a name? It better,
if not.... well, I won't go there. Is
the character a jolly ole chap or does
the character have a grudge against
life? How old is the character? What
is the characters life span? What gives
your character drive? What makes it
want to make that next step? Things
like these. If you do not know all these
details... I suggest you get to work
and learn them. When you know your character
you will be able to give your character
Now that your character is developed
personality wise I suggest that you
start to draw it. Thats right, you heard
me. Draw, draw, draw. Draw your character
that is. Why draw your character? It
helps you understand your character.
It helps you formulate it's personality.
And, when I say draw your character
I am not saying draw a lifeless character.
Give it "Character" don't
just make it sit there. Anyone can do
that. How is it feeling? Is it happy
or sad? If so, show that!
that you have that down, let's get to
the technical stuff.