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Force: Character Design from Life Drawing by Mike Mattesi

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Chapter 4Costume with Character

This chapter is very special in that friends/fellow professionals from the feature and television animation industries along with video game designers have contributed character designs based on photos that I supplied them with of costumed models!

This gives you the opportunity to see the variety of opinions that can come from reality. Their visions vary in depth, color, tools, textures, and ideas. They each answer the question “Why” differently. I hope this shows you how vast and personal your choices can be. Let’s get started!

Costume adds another great level to the character you are drawing. Shapes, colors, textures, patterns, and more lead to opinions and a new world of choices and experiences for you the artist. ...

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