Exploring Character Design and Overcoming Insecurities
Today, I wanted to talk about an important aspect of illustration: character design. Last week, I found myself feeling a bit insecure about my ability to draw the characters for the new book I'm currently working on. But instead of letting self-doubt hold me back, I decided to take action.
I came across a fantastic class on Domestika, a platform known for its high-quality illustration courses. I opted for Teresa Martinez's class, and let me tell you, it's been a game-changer. Teresa's teaching style and expertise in the industry have given me a renewed sense of confidence and inspiration for this project.
In her class, Teresa emphasizes the significance of creating characters with distinct and visible personalities, especially when it comes to children's books. She demonstrates how simple shapes like circles, triangles, and squares can be used to amplify their unique traits.
One character I've been working on is a mother to a child with special needs. In the story, she's portrayed as a hands-on mom, always attentive to her child's needs and being there for him. I envisioned her as a circle, representing her nurturing nature and the way she envelops her child in each scene, even when physically absent. As I began sketching with circles as the foundation, the result was nothing short of splendid! I managed to capture the essence of a caring and loving mother through my drawings.
I'm excited to share updates on the progress of the other characters as well as the final project from Teresa Martinez's class. Stay tuned for more exciting developments! #CharacterDesign #IllustrationJourney #DomestikaClass #Inspiration #ArtisticProgress