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Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction by SirWendigo
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
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I wrote this for everyone and no one in particularI wrote this for everyone and no one in particular.I wrote this for everyone and no one in particular by randis
On FB I do not know most of the people who add me but that is never a bad thing as it’s always good to make new friends.
For those I know I usually visit their wall whenever I feel like seeing what they are up to, I may not comment all that much
but that does not mean that I don’t care about my friends or that I have no interest following the progress of junior artists and colleagues.
The real reason I do not open the FB feed is because the large stream of junk information and Ads makes me cringe so hard I have to see a dentist.
What I cannot stand the most are those random quote re-posts and the fact that most people do not realize that they are actually
re-posting “banner ads” for those pages that feed off site traffic.
Most of the “generic wisdom” is completely redundant and often unintelligible information, tailored for the simple mind
Artist and writer specializing in original characters, comic art, storytelling, pinups and digital coloring.|
I've written novels and self-published a comic. Among other places, you can find my creative works on my Amazon Author Page.
Commissions: Yes (pinup and digital coloring)
Art Trades: No
I appreciate every comment, every favorite, every watch and every visit! Thanks!
Tools of choice:
Traditional- Mechanical pencils (HB, 2H leads), cardstock paper, Copic markers, Micron pens, brush pen, Copic Multiliner
Digital- Microsoft Surface Pro, Manga Studio 5EX, Photoshop CS4, Sketchbook Pro, Flash CS4
average pay rates for comic book artists:"Generally, the good graphic novels fetch $100 - $300 per page, although professionals who have been in the industry for a long time can command as much as three times that amount. In fact, one elite illustrator commanded as much as $1,000 a page (on a 22-page comic book)! Most of the popular titles that artists, like David Cassaday, work on are monthly issues, which end up providing him with a six-figure salary. The back-end royalties on merchandise, trade paperbacks and movie royalties are also generous."johnchalos
"In 2008, Sean Jordan, founder of Army Ant Publishing, claimed established freelance comic book artists were paid anywhere from $220 to $4,400 per book project, which breaks down to $10 to $200 per page. Pencil and inker artists can ask for $75 to $200 a page. Colorists often fall in the range of $35 to $125, and writers and letterers make $10 to $50 a page. A lucky few dozen famous artists working for to