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Draw With Jazza - Creating Characters by Josiah Brooks

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USING STEREOTYPES

Sometimes it’s important or desirable for the audience to be able to easily decipher clues about the characters and form immediate impressions or opinions about them. As artists and designers, it’s our job to leave these clues with clarity to achieve the desired effect. If the characters are difficult to interpret visually (which could be caused by misleading visual cues or the absence of effective cues), the audience may become confused and make false assumptions, which means the character’s design is not adequately communicating the message.

If the character is a mechanic, the audience won’t know that until they see items they associate with mechanics, such as lines on oil-stained overalls, gloves and a wrench. That doesn’t ...

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