Create compelling, original characters using archetypes and design elements such as shadows and line with the tips and techniques found in this image-packed book. Bryan Tillman bridges the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design by using case studies, examples of professional art, and literary and pop culture references to teach you how to develop a character, not just draw one. The book also features Character Model Sheets that will guide you through the creation of new and unique characters. Finally, Bryan will break down established character archetypes to show you why and how the different aspects of good character design work.
Chapter 1 What Makes for Good Character Design?
Chapter 2 Why Archetypes Are Important
Chapter 3 The Most Important Part of Character Design
Chapter 4 Can You Still Be Original Anymore?
Chapter 5 Shapes and Silhouettes
Chapter 6 Reference, Reference, and Reference--Oh My!
Chapter 7 Aesthetics--Just What You've Been Waiting For
Chapter 8 The WOW Factor.