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Design better characters with expert advice

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Magazine previews, by AprilMadden

Learn how to design better characters in the next issue of Advanced Photoshop as Piper Thibodeau, aka Cryptid Creations, shares her top tips

Potoo Model Sheet by Piper Thibodeau

In the next issue of Advanced Photoshop, artist Piper Thibodeau, who completes a digital painting without fail every day and has done for over two years, shares her essential advice for designing better characters and creatures. Here’s a taster:

“You’ve got to be able to break down your character into basic shapes. Visualising the character with too much ‘noise’ (colours, extra details) will just complicate the process for most people.
It’s always very useful to have a model sheet of the character handy. Having both a shape breakdown version and a detailed one is even better.”

Look out for issue of 134 of Advanced Photoshop, on sale on 16th April 2015 from our shop and digital store as well as all good newsagents.

Image above: Pocket Avatars: Potoo Model Sheet by Piper Thibodeau, © Intel