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Tips on: drawing characters

Witches from head to toe

To finish the look of the three witches that I began in the previous tip, I

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My own warren of witches

I developed the look of three different kinds of witches in these tips: Witches For The

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Helga’s dragon

When I was little, I used to know an elf named Helga.  She took care of

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Creating a character using simple shapes

When designing a character for a story, it is important to stay consistent so that the

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How do you turn a character sideways?

In the prior tip, we practiced how to draw a simple story character from the front. 

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Do you recognize this character?

This is the character we have been working on (creating-a-character-using-simple-shapes). Changing little details will suddenly change

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The importance of a character’s eyes

The old saying, “The eyes are the windows to the soul” is so accurate.  Eyes communicate

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Characters in motion!

It is one thing to draw a character standing still but you face a whole different

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Your dog in motion

We often want to tell stories about our pets and, just as human story characters need

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Backgrounds: the power of suggestion!

We have worked on how to put story characters in motion—both human characters and canine characters!

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