We will be illustrating two characters based on five everyday objects per character.
While designing your character, keep the idea of surrealism in mind: how would you make your character as surreal and imaginary as possible? Think of how you can use mundane objects in your character design.
- Explore the art and creativity behind character design
- Learn new ways to look at objects through a surrealist lens
LET'S GET STARTED!
Overall, we will be making two different preliminary sketches of two different characters. (If you want to make more than one, feel free to make as many as you like!) After creating your sketches, choose your favorite and refine it by enlarging, coloring, and adding detail to create your final character.
Step 1 (Sketch #1):
Step 3 (Refining Character):
Short gif tutorial of the process of drawing the character!
Try to think about combining these objects in abstract ways... can something be an arm? Can an element of an object become the nose? How can the shape of the object be included in the character?
Step 2 (Sketch #2):
Choosing a Character Tip!
We recommend that you choose the character that you like the most and is the most abstract. The more unique elements to it, the more fun it is to enlarge and refine!