Building Character 1: Design and Sketch Your Character

Jesse LeDoux, Illustrator, Artist, Designer

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8 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:40
    • 2. Reference

      6:46
    • 3. Tools

      0:56
    • 4. Character Attributes

      1:56
    • 5. Basic Shapes

      3:22
    • 6. Physical Features

      6:12
    • 7. Details

      4:41
    • 8. Conclusion

      0:37
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Project Description

Create a character based on 3 personal attributes

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to create a character based on 3 attributes. Pick 3 words that describe your personality. Use those attributes as the basis for your character design. Although the attributes are based on your personality, the character doesn't have to look like you. In fact, it's best if it doesn't. Use any materials you'd like, but remember: you can never go wrong with pencil and paper.

DELIVERABLE

Share your progress and final sketch in the gallery. A completed project may include:

  • 3 personal attributes
  • Pencil sketch of your character
  • Your character's name (optional, but it helps bring your character to life)
  • Any additional information about your character

RESOURCES: MATERIALS

This one's easy...

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser (optional)

All music used with permission. Many thanks to La Luz and Suicide Squeeze Records.

My character's 3 attributes are GOOFY, EXPLORATION and BALANCE. The result is Skippy. He's off on a cross-country adventure.

He's just a b/w pencil sketch. I'll ink him in Building Character 2.

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