Creating a Character Turnaround Sheet

A turnaround model sheet of your character can be a very useful tool. Animators and comic artists use turnaround model sheets to help them stay on-model as they draw characters from different angles and in varying poses. You can also use your turnaround sheet as a reference to create a maquette of your character.

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Archetypes Series: The Knight & Damsel

The archetypes series is a set of four paintings portraying five different archetypes: The Queen, The Food, The Prostitute, The Knight & Damsel. Each portrait was carefully designed to closely represent its designated archetype; meaning every decision, from the composition to the color scheme to the painting style is justifiable based on the concept of each archetype.  

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Archetypes Series: The Fool

The archetypes series is a set of four paintings portraying five different archetypes: The Queen, The Food, The Prostitute, The Knight & Damsel. Each portrait was carefully designed to closely represent its designated archetype; meaning every decision, from the composition to the color scheme to the painting style is justifiable based on the concept of each archetype.  

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Archetypes Series: The Prostitute

The archetypes series is a set of four paintings portraying five different archetypes: The Queen, The Food, The Prostitute, The Knight & Damsel. Each portrait was carefully designed to closely represent its designated archetype; meaning every decision, from the composition to the color scheme to the painting style is justifiable based on the concept of each archetype.  

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Archetypes Series: The Queen

The archetypes series is a set of four paintings portraying five different archetypes: The Queen, The Food, The Prostitute, The Knight & Damsel. Each portrait was carefully designed to closely represent its designated archetype; meaning every decision, from the composition to the color scheme to the painting style is justifiable based on the concept of each archetype.  

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Sketching With Tracing Paper

Tracing paper is a great cheap alternative to a light box or light table. Tracing paper saves you the trouble of having to redraw something from scratch as you explore and develop ideas. It allows you to easily composite an image together, taking and adding elements easily without forcing you to commit to anything. It can also be used to create a clean version of a final sketch which can be transferred onto another surface or scanned to work with in a digital medium. 

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Start With Research

Before I went to art school, I used to start a project by stressing out about it and thinking of how great I wanted it to be. Then I would gather the courage to start drawing and jump right in, sketching without even having a clear idea of what I wanted the drawing to be. Once I realized using references isn't a bad thing, I began all my projects by doing research and found it much easier to ease into a project knowing I had something to start with. 

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