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Old 02-09-2006, 08:37 PM   #1
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Character Design Tutorials and Rules

well i ve been fiddlin around on how to put up this thread...cause i have alot of stuff to tell here..but..how to keep it compace thats the main issue..im not real good at pdfing stuff..ah.well anyways here goes

character design, what is it that defines a good design from a bad one and also what is it that defines a good designer froma a bad one.
a good design is not something that looks cool ,often artists go berserk when designing making characters into some sort of an ego parade of skill display but while doing that often forgetting the essential rules that make a character look beleavable in its enviroment

what are those rules
1 enviroment- in order to make a beleavable character one must allways be aware of its natural surroundings. enviroment is crucial in defining the second step
2. natural evolution. yes i know it sounds pretentious and very high brow but its actually rather simple in order to sufrvive in the enviroment character must have ways to overcome its obstacles, whether by using his personal body skills or accesories..these skills, physical atributes and accesories give a great variety of choices to a skilled artist to make a beleavable character fit into the world
3 history and evocative elements-in order to make the next step u must be aware that that character sort of existed before you drew it, characteristics of nationality, special features to define hima -her-it as a member of a certain group with its tradition meaningful elements instead of overpumping it with every imaginable peace of c... it could pick up on the road
4 anathomy... yes..lemme say that again...anaathomyy... u trembling allready?? well that aint all..anathomy af many species..now trembling?..did i mention bugs?? ah well

so to get things started ill post some light warmup stuff more comin soon







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Old 02-09-2006, 08:44 PM   #2
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Awesome, can't wait man, the rules make sense to me...
But... when designing an E.T, you don't really have to think about the common anatomy of creutures on earth, right?
You may desing your own, as long as it would actually work?
Can't wait!
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:45 PM   #3
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and more comin up













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Old 02-09-2006, 09:01 PM   #4
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Awesome, I have always been wanting to learn some comic style drawing
Btw, it is ANATOMY not ANATHOMY, hehe :P
Keep up the good work!
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Old 02-09-2006, 09:47 PM   #5
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2nd !!!

finally...we cant seem to get enough of you
 
Old 02-10-2006, 12:07 AM   #6
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:13 AM   #7
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wow nebezial i'm alaways amazed by you tutorial, it's always been my fav keep them coming thanks so much i really appreciate it
 
Old 02-10-2006, 02:33 AM   #8
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Hi ...Nebezial..
GREAT...the magic of CREATION...thru EVOLUTION of THOUGHT...can't wait to see the
magic happenings happen....nice idea for a thread//tutorial...Nebezial...
TAKE CARE
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:25 AM   #9
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great of you to make this. keep those golden nuggets of wisdom coming neb! very much appreciated!
 
Old 02-10-2006, 08:22 AM   #10
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Oh btw if it gets popular and big enough like the gigantic other tutorial [and I suspect, it will) , I'll make a pdf out of it and host it for us folks.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by her Majesty Ego I.


Oh btw if it gets popular and big enough like the gigantic other tutorial [and I suspect, it will) , I'll make a pdf out of it and host it for us folks.



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Old 02-10-2006, 02:10 PM   #12
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Skurai nyah...well..so what lol
warpyy hahaha thanx
djtrousdale thanx
Dreamy Kid more comin
Spirit Dreamer haha yep its all in te mind
Lyneranhaha thanx
Queensoul thanx a million yrah i intend to make it big cause after i cover the basics ill go to the fine stuff
Mr. Mu hehe i second that
well here is another page



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Old 02-10-2006, 03:03 PM   #13
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wooow!! great stuff as always im watching this all the way!! i neeeeeeeeeeeeeed this!! thankies nebzie!!
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breath taking *gasp* ... can someone change the rules i want to give another 5 stars..
 
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breath taking *gasp* ... can someone change the rules i want to give another 5 stars..


yeah...same here...
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