In this tutorial we will create a new semi realistic character. Why semi realistic? Just because you have to make your own characters if you want to make money in the commercial art business. We will start with the basics of the realistic drawing -- two lines and an oval. Our character will have over exaggerated eyes so that we get more of the expression at the end of the drawing.
We begin with the proportions to figure out where the character's eyes, nose, and mouth will be. Then we proceed with the shape of an eye and switch to the second eye. The center point between two eyes is about of the size of the eye. We move on to the eyebrows to establish the facial expression of the character. After that is done, we move on to the nose. It will be in the shape of a tie. We line up nostrils with the mouth. In case of the young people, mouth and nose areas are smaller, that is why eyes should be bigger.
In order to get the feel of the character, we continue with the pupils and keep working on the shapes of the mouth, eyes, and nose. We should use soft pencil to get loose shapes during the development of the character. That allows us to do lots of drawings inside of the character and we can go back at any time. Marker or anything else can be used afterwards when we have gotten what we wanted to in terms of the expression and look of the character.
We move on with the hair line and chin line. When that is done we will exaggerate the highlights of the pupils.
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The full course is available online.
Paper, eraser, various pencils and markers.
No additional experience is required.
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