Friday, June 8, 2012

Kelly Light's Workshop: Character Design 101

Illustrator and workshop presenter extraordinaire, Kelly Light, shared this exercise at the 2012 New England SCBWI conference. Sorry to say, I wasn't there. But, I found out about this fun little challenge that Kelly introduced in her workshop and had to give it a try. You can get the scoop about how this works straight from Kelly by clicking here. Fun stuff! Go for it!

For more character fun, by some super illustrators, check out Jennifer Marsh Morris's blog here.


Rob Colvin said...

Great characters, and a fun exercise! I've done this kind of thing in my sketchbooks in the past, this gives a reminder to do it again, thanks!

Anonymous said...

They are so Clever!!!

Marion Eldridge said...

Thanks Rob and Sherry! Whatever you have done and/or are doing, Rob, keep it up - you have such spectacular results!

That's very kind of you Sherry! I loved seeing yours too.

Some of my After Hours Drawings are a bit like this, because they start in a somewhat similar way. Just a swipe of the pencil across the page with no idea where I'm going.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Hi Marion! I think my fav is the guy on top with the striped hat. These are so much fun!

Marion Eldridge said...

Thank you, Elizabeth! This was fun. I found out, after the fact, that most people used the same shapes. That would have been interesting to compare. I just made up my own. Either way - good warm up and who knows? Might come up with something to run with - especially if it's done often enough, I'd think. Thanks again!