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Character Design, Pt 7: Step By Step Hand Render


Winona Nelson

Hello again! I'm working on this character again. Let's dive right in to rendering his hands. Hands are super expressive, and can sometimes show even more of the acting than a character's face since they can be read in silhouette. I've already got some self-reference shots, so I'm going to use these to start in on the first step: the line drawing. Here's the starting blob:   My first step is often to create a…

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Drawing a Circle Around the Arrow


Robert Hunt

June 29, 2022 - Like most illustrators, I usially need to do preliminary sketches for my clients. Over time, my sketch process has evolved from detailed and comprehensive pencil drawings to my current process of doing my sketches as rough paintings. These are fairly often approved as final art, something I never anticipated- but which has the benefit of the finish art having a lot more energy or atmposphere, something that can easily be rendered out of the final art. A further benefit is that the art makes a lot more sense to civilian editors who sometimes have some understanding the connection of a pencil drawing to the finished art. a fairly old example of a pencil drawing for a book cover, i often use an electric eraser to pull out a few highlights. I…

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