Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Character Design Challenge Critique

    Hey all!
    I decided to have a go at the Character Design Quarterly monthly challenge. The brief is 'Candy People'. Do you think this reads well?
    Any feedback/tips you have to make it better please lay it on me! Still working on my digital art skills...

    Name:  Candy People.jpg
Views: 2079
Size:  129.2 KB


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    294
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 98 Times in 72 Posts
    I don't look at this and immediately see a candy person. Look at examples of candy people online; they're vibrant, colorful, and are strongly representative of the candy they're based on.

    Name:  Mint_forest.jpg
Views: 1231
Size:  26.1 KBName:  Lord_licorice_original.jpg
Views: 1236
Size:  122.6 KBName:  King_kandy_80s.jpg
Views: 1228
Size:  29.6 KB

    The Candyland game is my favorite example of this, but there are tons more online. If you're going to add a background, it could follow those same principles as well.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks, yeah I was worried about this, which is why I made the colour scheme more pink and yellow. I will work on this, thank you!

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    1,188
    Thanks
    84
    Thanked 279 Times in 251 Posts
    He needs more of a body, right now he is a head, arms and legs attached to some weird bloboid.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    1,927
    Thanks
    318
    Thanked 573 Times in 480 Posts
    Agreed study real thing Andrew Loomis and Proko is good place to start for anatomy as you need to be able to draw realistically, in order to stylizing things successfully, nothing wrong with experimenting though

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    294
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 98 Times in 72 Posts
    No problem! You're nuking the few colors you do have on him with those grays though. Before you work on a finished drawing, why not do some full-bodied predatory sketches of the character you want to make? Front, back, side, etc. If you already have that, those would be helpful to look at here too.

    The issues with anatomy can be fixed, it doesn't really look like his head and limbs are attached to his lump of a body, but if the design doesn't work you'll still have those issues after you fix them.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    This is all really useful feedback, thank you all so much!

Similar Threads

  1. Osiris (Character Design Challenge)
    By ChrisMarotta in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 17th, 2017, 07:46 PM
  2. character design challenge - for dissertation
    By spudistic in forum Art Community Activities
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: August 13th, 2016, 05:37 PM
  3. Art: Challenge for Independent Film: Character Design
    By justjohnryan in forum Entertainment, Design & Concept Art
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 4th, 2010, 01:34 PM
  4. Replies: 10
    Last Post: July 23rd, 2005, 02:57 PM
  5. Rules for Weekly Character Design Challenge (WCDC)
    By Smitherines in forum Thunderdome
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 4th, 2005, 10:29 PM

Members who have read this thread: 33

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Designed by The Coldest Water, we build the coldest best water bottles, ice packs and best pillows.