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Character creation techniques
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By Jeka !
Published on 03/6/2009
 
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In this tutorial we will create a character using Photoshop and Wacom tablet. Note the due to the thing that there are no 2 similar artist you may get a little bit different result.

Today we will cover some of character creation techniques using a tablet.

In this tutorial we will create a character using Photoshop and Wacom tablet. Note the due to the thing that there are no 2 similar artist you may get a little bit different result.

So let's stop talking and start drawing.

character creation techniques

Here is the size of the document. Actually when you are drawing a character it is better to use document with something like 800x1000px document. But this document (wide) is very good to use if would like to paint 2 poses - front and side view. This is often use in concept art and as a basic concept and reference for the 3D guys.

I always fill the background with a little bit darker tone than the white color. And this is a very great thing to do because... Actually there are several problems with that. The most global is that you won't get the highlights and this very inconvenient. You have this white blinking into your eyes all the time.

character creation techniques

Choose basic round brush with size dynamics set to pen pressure.

character creation techniques

I would highly recommend you to draw at least 2 guide lines. This will help you to set the character pose and weights rights.

character creation techniques

Let's go. You actually have to know a lot from the drawing books and anatomy to do this. Many artists, especially self taught break some rules. I'm not drawing the skeleton; only the ribcage.

character creation techniques

The further down to the leg;

character creation techniques



character creation techniques

Quick head render (try to remember all the rules from art books; but do also draw like it will be more convenient) example: I sometimes render the head even if the basic body shape is not ready.

character creation techniques



character creation techniques



character creation techniques



character creation techniques

When filling the line drawing with color I often drop the opacity to about 50 -60%.

character creation techniques

Create a new layer and begin to render.

character creation techniques



character creation techniques



character creation techniques



character creation techniques



character creation techniques



character creation techniques



character creation techniques

Giving the character that silly hair style and rendering the Look in the eyes.

character creation techniques

Change those lips and the belly area.

character creation techniques



character creation techniques

Feet work:

character creation techniques



character creation techniques

So this is it for character creation tutorial for now. We have created some kind of some bodies slave character: we can see this even in his eyes.

drawing a character

Moreover I will continue rendering and coloring this character in part 2 of this tutorial.