A good character is a crescendo of the creative process. For good art a good process of creation is necessary. I will show you all my steps of character drawing. I know it can help and inspire you. Enjoy πŸ˜‰

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1. Idea

Everything on the planet is created twice. First in our mind and after that in the material world. For good character drawing, you will need a good idea. So, it’s my first step. It’s nothing unusual, except my golden rule. NO SOCIAL NETWORKS. Inspiration is the engine of the idea. I’m not looking for inspiration on social networks; everything is in me already. I just need a peaceful environment, relaxing music and smell of good coffee πŸ˜‰ BOOM, I am ready for the unique idea. If you want to enjoy character drawing, tries not to think, and wait. The character drawing will appear. Believe me.

2. Sketching the Scene

Ok, now I have an idea. I am starting to play with lines, shapes, and poses of character drawing. Just draw, and wait the THAT’S IT moment. With every new attempt, character drawing will be better. It’s process of research, and it’s an essential part of a character drawing. These character design TIPS can help you. Here you will define the character of your art.

I’m building my character drawing in two ways:

1. Geometric Shapes.

It’s key to my style, and it gives a unique charm. Use rounded rectangles or ellipse shapes.

2. Lines and Shapes.

It’s a more traditional way for character drawing. Combination of these two techniques is WINNING direction of character drawing.

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3. Details in Character Drawing

Here I try all small details, as I face and stuff like that. After this step, you have finished 50% of your character drawing. In this part of the drawing process, you can go back to the previous step if necessary. With all these details I have a more clear picture of a character.

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4. Create a Vectors

Creation of vector character drawing it can be hard without a sketch and previous steps. So, create a sketch, and this stage will be relaxation. I use Adobe Illustrator and Gravit Designer. The first one is better, but Gravit is FREE πŸ˜‰ If you are a new in the world of character drawing check out my youtube channel. There you can learn everything you need. Vector drawing is easy, just a little bit of practice. On my channel, you can learn how to build a character drawing only from geometric forms. EASY πŸ˜‰ Here is an example:

5. Final Touch

My favorite part of character drawing πŸ˜€ I was always a fan of noise and grain textures. Everything around us has texture. Nothing is perfectly flat. I think that this is the reason why the noise brushes perfectly fit into character drawing. You can use other textures as well, such as old paper, scratched surface or different materials. If you like myΒ MAGIC brushes and want to implement them in your character drawing, you can download the brushes here. Download.

6. Share

The famous circle of the artist. Imagin, Create, SHARE. Do it again πŸ˜‰ If you want to be successful with character drawing. Repeat this circle, fast and very often. If you want to be more successful, do it even faster. So, sharing is very important part of character drawing process and your growth. Whit this method you will improve your skills and get important feedback from your audience.

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Conclusion

Ok, the character drawing can be hard or fun and easy process. You choose. These tips will help you to enjoy your character. As I said, Imagin, Create, Share and ENJOY πŸ˜‰