Drawing Animals - Tips for Increasing the Appeal of Your Animal Characters
All types of characters can have appeal whether they are the hero, villain, comic relief or damsel in distress. It's appeal that engrains a character into the memory of an audience and brings them back to enjoy that character time and time again. Capturing this appeal and visually presenting it to connect with an audience can be a real challenge especially when it comes to drawing animals. So what are some key elements to consider when designing an animal character that will resonate with an audience? One of the foundational components of any character design is the story behind that character. Take animated films for example, the story is what provides the viewer with a direct representation of the character's intentions and motivations. Additionally, this representation is reinforced by the visual design of the character based on the shapes and forms chosen to construct it. From here it's the animation that packages these qualities and sells it to the audience in an entertaining fashion. So knowing or visualizing the story behind your animal character should be something that you consider first.