Character design can often be a tricky foe to tackle. A lot of creative thinking is needed to create your own character from a sketch. Many of the classic characters familiar from cartoons, advertising, and movies look straightforward, but a vast amount of effort and skill will have gone into making them so effective.
Creating character has always been about keeping it simple. To explore these, and other iconic characters, further. In this guide, you will learn how to design a character and basic tricks.
So let’s get started.
Make an Outline
Dim the image between 10 to 20%.
This will allow you to see the Path lines you create.
Set the Pen Tool to No Fill with a stroke of 1 pt, so we can ‘path’ each section with it.
After you’ve outlined your shape, copy and paste it in front then make it slightly smaller than the original shape. The original shape will act as an outline when you fill both with color.
This helps give your character varied line weights so you don’t have to use Strokes.
That’s it! Simple right? Good luck creating your own character!