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Principles for Establishing Character Age

by Kurt Jones

We'll begin this course and process by learning how to establish the overall proportions for a stylistic character and how head size relates to those proportions for the intended age. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

What you'll learn

We'll begin this course and process by learning how to establish the overall proportions for a stylistic character and how head size relates to those proportions for the intended age. Following that, we'll explore applying additional features to our proportions sketch, allowing us to clearly solidify the age of our character design. We will be learning how to age our character, beginning with a toddler age and progressing up through child, teen, adult, and old ages. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword. Along with creating beautiful 2D illustrations,... more

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