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Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way,
At the last Google Hangout we had back on the 11th, while answering your questions and chatting with y’all, I was drawing this image of Krystin against Patreon James’s OC Alicia.
Well, I finished it, colors and all. For those that don’t know, this is a Triangle Choke and basically Alicia’s own shoulder and arm are working against her, pressing on her neck and along with Krystin’s legs, is under tremendous pressure.
James went the extra mile and created a wonderful little summary for this image. You can catch on DeviantArt HERE.
“Welcome back to Monday Night Meltdown! If you’re just tuning in, we’re midway through the match between the Definition of Technician Krystin Moline and the Scissor Queen Alicia Wells.”
“It looks more like the end to me, Dawn.”
“Krystin’s certainly showing her technical skills here, looking for the Gogoplata.
Of course, Alicia’s no novice at MMA from what I hear either so she countered…”
“Only for Krystin to counter her counter. Just. As. Planned.”
“Well, I’m not counting either of these competitors out until the final bell.”
Back in the ring, things had indeed been seesawing from one fighter’s advantage to the other at the drop of a hat. First Alicia had seemed to have the upper hand, then Krystin, then back to the newcomer and then back to the Rival Angels regular. Both had racked up some near falls, which seemed to have driven them both to greater efforts, but each time one had seemed to be building serious momentum her opponent had managed to derail things.
For the moment at least Krystin was firmly in the driving seat, her legs laced around the Scissor Queen’s shoulder and neck in a perfectly executed triangle choke. Intent on beating the other woman with her own specialty, an irony DefTech could definitely savour, the brunette bore down on the hold. She might not have the leg
strength to match the redhead’s, a fact to which her aching ribs could attest. But her thighs were more than impressive in their own right and her triangle rapidly had Alicia’s vision blurring as it bit into her carotids like a blunt blade.
Despite the wheeze of her breathing hissing through her teeth, the British woman’s lips were still curled in the smirk she’d been sporting all night. She’d been grinning whether she’d been dishing out the hurt or on the receiving end and, frankly, it was a little creepy. Nor was she about to just give up – she hadn’t had this much fun for weeks.
With a sudden burst of energy, she-
This year’s super successful Kickstarter campaign had a tier where YOU could create a match. Patron and all around nice guy Mayyday snapped up one of those tiers to have us bring forth Kim Hart vs Schoolgirl Sara Valentine. It’s Kim’s sweet disposition and tough attitude against bully mean girl, Sara and as you can see, Kim has a ways to go still.
And you might recall that Kim helped welcome Camille Cote into Rival Angels!
Kim’s bio: www.rivalangels.com/wp-content…
You can find out more about Kim and Mayyday’s other work at his DeviantArt page See more of where Kim’s come from and where she’s going.
I'm an artist always trying to get better.
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My wrestling webcomic, Rival Angels!
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