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