Creative Character Design by Bryan Tillman

Creative Character Design by Bryan Tillman

Author:Bryan Tillman
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 978-1-136-12981-0
Publisher: Elsevier

As a character designer, you never want to hear that question asked about your designs. Why, you ask? Elementary, my dear Watson! If a person has to ask that question about your design, it is going to pull that person out of the story you created and destroy any allure that you might have had for your character. You don′t want that to happen, do you? I didn′t think so. Just in case you still don′t know what I am talking about, I would like to show you. Let me give you some examples using three different form follows function items:

Spiked arm bracelets

Four arms mutations


In the 1990s, character designers seemed to use spiked arm bracelets a lot. The whole idea behind the bracelets is actually pretty cool. A character has spikes around his biceps, and every time he flexes, you see spikes. It makes for a very intimidating look. The biggest problem that most young designers have is that they put spikes all around the bracelet, like so:


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