Manga character design

Idea Generation

What is this project about?

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Digital character design for manga

What do you want to get out of this project?

I would like to have a roster of main characters for a manga I'm work

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Guiding Question

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How can I design a character that is simple enough that it can be easily drawn over and over, but complex enough to have interest and appeal?


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For the wildfolk, I wanted them to be relatively easy to draw, but I am not particularly great at drawing realistic animal mouths, and I wanted them to have realistic roots. So I ended up taking inspiration from the way they do the lips in Beastars, which I know very little about and have read none of. For the symbols of the gods, I asked my D&D group for inspiration, and one of the players was able to provide some pretty good inspiration. I did some doodling during church Wednesday the 24th, I came up with a pretty not great design for the creatures of balance, but I got lots of ideas from it. I'm going to lean more on the skeletal aspects of the balance creatures. I am focusing on getting the heads and the faces of the balance creatures down as of now, but I will go back to the full creature once I have a concept for the head mostly worked out.

I've spent some time working on the balance creatures (punishers), and I think I've come up with a very solid concept for the final design. I ended up leaning into the skeletal look for sure. I've also created symbols for Evonesent and the Abyss, the Abyss is new.


What will it take for you to complete this project?

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Work Product Deliverables

February 18, 2021
February 25, 2021
March 4, 2021
Work Product due
March 5, 2021

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