I decided to create this as an outline for anyone who may need it. These fifteen points are what I consider most often when developing a character, but there are others, given the genre and plot I’m aiming to achieve.I thought it’d be fun to make it a challenge to develop one character throughout fifteen tasks because I honestly do think personas have become lost in recent years and are typically replaced with self-insert narrators or too static leads.
Because I’ve been dealing with some really nasty art block, my friend introduced me to this awesome website that gives a bunch of reference photos on a time limit you set so you can practice gesture and things like that. AND It’s completely free (and an awesome alternative, at least temporarily, to that figure drawing class I wanted to do this semester!)
It has options for helping you build skill in drawing figures, animals, hands/feet, and faces/facial expressions. It even has a setting to show you only “decent” models incase you want to practice with your parents or young impressionable family members in the room.
There are also a lot of articles about tips you can use to help enhance your ability to learn and grow in drawing. Its an awesome site! You should all give it a try!
“The basis of most arguments against trans people is that we are not who we say we are, that we are always and only the gender that we were assigned at birth. And so much of that is about having a sense of certainty around gender, that when you were born with a certain set of genitalia, then that must dictate your entire life, and the reality is that that’s not true. A lot of people are not comfortable with that, because then that means they have to begin to question who they are.”- Laverne Cox