Firstly, what an fantastic website, I've been lurking and admiring all of the fantastic artwork on this site for years. I'm not a 2d artist and have no skills in 2d what so ever. But I am a 3d artist and a lover of all types of animation. I have been working on a idea for a fun short animation. It will be CG (cartoony) about a boy and I would like to have a stab a creating the concept of this character myself and with all of your help
I have found a picture of a kid that I think has good features. How can I take this real kid and turn him into a cartoon version of himself? what steps can I take, what rules are there to follow?
It would be great to see different peoples interpretation of this kid in his cartoony style but I'll understand if no one wants to do this . It will be a fun exercise for me and also give me a great starting point, I will work on my first interpretation and post it ASAP and hopefully get a crit!.
here is the boy I was talking about...
Also what type of angle is best to work with at first, front, side, 3/4's?