A delicious fuck-ton of fabric references. (Not anatomy, I know, but someone somewhere will appreciate it.)
Generally, you have to appreciate why the character has that certain thing about them and learn to understand it. Uhm… let’s see how I can word this better.
Every friend you have will annoy or displease you to some degree. It does not mean you dislike them… or that you are unappreciative of their friendship… it is normal to find little things you dislike about a person when you spend a lot of time with them. It is the same with family members. You can pick up on these annoyances, but if anybody else says them it’s suddenly not true, right?
So why do we stay friends with them and why do we put up with our families? Simply because we understand them. We are armed with justification after justification for why they do the annoying/horrible things they do, and we let it happen again and again because we have come to love and care about them. We can see beyond the act itself and into the reasons behind it. Additionally, for every bad thing this person does, there is a good thing on the horizon, either in the past or in the future, keeping the balance level.
Apply this to your characters. When they do/say something that annoys you, ask them why they are doing it. The world would be a very sad place if we were all the same, and even sadder place if we didn’t at least try to understand the individual differences of those around us.
You owe it to your character to explore the aspects of their personality you dislike. In fact, disliking something about your characters or being able to see the differences between them and yourself is a good indicator that you are creating a varied and three-dimensional cast.
We can’t like everybody in life, just as we can’t always enjoy the things our characters do and say. But we can try to understand and appreciate their reasons why if nothing else.
I hope this helps…
My friends and I occasionally have this problem so I’ve taught them this simple method that takes less than a minute as opposed to waiting several for your computer to restart(especially if it’s slow).
What’s great about this method is that sometimes restarting your computer wont fix the problem, but this usually will.
MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE ALL YOUR ART APPS.
This is important, otherwise the changes wont take effect. If it doesn’t work the first time, try again, sometimes it takes restarting it more than once.
For Windows 8, search for “services.msc” in your apps and click on the result. Continue from there!
Now go draw, babies!
You are a LIFESAVER
Ive been having so much trouble with my tablet driver and this sorted it right out just now.
Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - More Acting Less Anatomy
I’ve received a few message asking me how to draw simple generic characters (male, female) for story boarding, and what to do when there’s no character design. I will go over all that stuff, but I need to emphasize something first. I used to be obsessed with muscles and specific anatomy when I was drawing anything. Thanks to 90s superhero comic books and raging hormones, it kept me from embracing the storytelling aspect of sketching. Even later on in art school, I would spend WAY took much time on getting that perfect line quality. Animation Storyboarding squashed most of those inclinations out of me, and that’s good. I need to confess that I almost caved in and “cleaned up” the drawings on this page. This is how I draw when do a “first pass” or just trying to find ideas. That way, I don’t lose the energy or feel of my first instinct when approaching a sequence. Here’s something you’ll hear many times if you hang around story people: “It’s not about pretty drawings.” I agree and disagree to a certain extent, but the sentiment is right. It’s about telling a story and not letting other things (like lines, musculature, clothing, etc.) get in the way of doing so clearly.
Once again, message me if you have requests for the next installments.
Typesetting 302 - Breaking the Rules
I was pretty serious about the basic rules back in 102, but there are certain situations where it’s okay to break the rules a little. I outline a few of those reasons here.
Of course, you should still not break the Comic Sans rule. Ever.
Short boob toot.
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