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Old 09 September 2012   #1
Character Design Help

Hi. I suddenly fell in love with this style of character design. I was wondering if you could please give me some advice or links on how to achieve such amazing masterpieces. My thirst for 3D art was quench with this. Thanks.
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Old 09 September 2012   #2
They have Asian look, but European eyes type. A bit enlarged eyes and a bit small mouth. Sexuality, mostly straight hair. Special haircuts and dresses, you'd better be in love with fashion, and anime and manga.
 
Old 09 September 2012   #3
Two words to broaden your mind, Chris: Victoria's Secret.
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Old 09 September 2012   #4
Originally Posted by mister3d: They have Asian look, but European eyes type. A bit enlarged eyes and a bit small mouth. Sexuality, mostly straight hair. Special haircuts and dresses, you'd better be in love with fashion, and anime and manga.


Thanks. I noted that tip.
 
Old 09 September 2012   #5
Originally Posted by CGIPadawan: Two words to broaden your mind, Chris: Victoria's Secret.


Hi Gian. Yeah, I'm focusing ONLY at character design for a moment. I met different artist that achieved the look that I want so I got enough inspiration. I studied the face structure of this kinds of design. things I noticed are.

1. The got only 1 small fold of eye wrinkle.
2. they got a heart-shape head (Majority)
3. They got a sexy lips, they got a quite bulky lip but got a very thin pinch on the side.
4. Not sure about this but they don't have a deep smile line.
5. When they doing talk animation, They don't open their mouth so much and their smile line is not moving.

These are just what I observed. The result of this would be link an anime-ish 3D.
 
Old 09 September 2012   #6
Maybe these can help you:

Guide to Manga Drawing:

http://www.graphicmania.net/the-big...-drawing-manga/

Books on drawing Manga:

http://www.amazon.com/Manga-Beginne...ords=draw+manga

http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Man...ords=draw+manga

Book specifically about drawing Manga Clothing/Fashion:

http://www.amazon.com/Shojo-Fashion.../ref=pd_sim_b_7

Manga Cover Designs Collection book:

http://www.amazon.com/Manga-Design-...n/dp/3822825913


These are not 3D guides as such, but learning to draw 2D Manga would probably help you to create good 3D Manga character designs as well.

Good luck!

Last edited by DePaint : 09 September 2012 at 09:14 AM.
 
Old 09 September 2012   #7
Originally Posted by PINOY3D: .....I studied the face structure of this kinds of design. things I noticed are.

1. The got only 1 small fold of eye wrinkle.
2. they got a heart-shape head (Majority)
3. They got a sexy lips, they got a quite bulky lip but got a very thin pinch on the side.
4. Not sure about this but they don't have a deep smile line.
5. When they doing talk animation, They don't open their mouth so much and their smile line is not moving.


I attended a class on this a while back. It was an art class and not related to CG, but some of it I think overlaps. As I remember from the class:

1. They look for perfection, with absolute minimum of wrinkles.
2. The heart shape draws attention to the upper face, ie the (usually) big eyes. The eyes are very important for these Anime type characters.
3. The thin pinch on the lips is again for the perfection look. I don't remember if the teacher commented on bulky lips.
4. The small smile is supposed to be cool and in keeping with minimum facial emotions/expressions. They all have to look cool, male and female.
5. Same observations as 4.

mister3d is I think well clued-up on this stuff. He can probably be of more help.
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Old 09 September 2012   #8
Originally Posted by DePaint: Maybe these can help you:

Guide to Manga Drawing:

http://www.graphicmania.net/the-big...-drawing-manga/

Books on drawing Manga:

http://www.amazon.com/Manga-Beginne...ords=draw+manga

http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Man...ords=draw+manga

Book specifically about drawing Manga Clothing/Fashion:

http://www.amazon.com/Shojo-Fashion.../ref=pd_sim_b_7

Manga Cover Designs Collection book:

http://www.amazon.com/Manga-Design-...n/dp/3822825913


These are not 3D guides as such, but learning to draw 2D Manga would probably help you to create good 3D Manga character designs as well.

Good luck!


wow. Thanks alot. this is a big help.
 
Old 09 September 2012   #9
Originally Posted by Dillster: I attended a class on this a while back. It was an art class and not related to CG, but some of it I think overlaps. As I remember from the class:

1. They look for perfection, with absolute minimum of wrinkles.
2. The heart shape draws attention to the upper face, ie the (usually) big eyes. The eyes are very important for these Anime type characters.
3. The thin pinch on the lips is again for the perfection look. I don't remember if the teacher commented on bulky lips.
4. The small smile is supposed to be cool and in keeping with minimum facial emotions/expressions. They all have to look cool, male and female.
5. Same observations as 4.

mister3d is I think well clued-up on this stuff. He can probably be of more help.


Hi. I believe I got the right observation. Thanks. You're a big help too.
 
Old 09 September 2012   #10
Originally Posted by Dillster: 1. They look for perfection, with absolute minimum of wrinkles.
2. The heart shape draws attention to the upper face, ie the (usually) big eyes. The eyes are very important for these Anime type characters.
3. The thin pinch on the lips is again for the perfection look.

Perfection?

Don’t you mean the expressed sexual obsession with neoteny and pedomorphic facial characteristics?
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