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I Made Something For You

I Made Something For You

I really appreciate you accompanying me through the work I’ve began this year. I’ve gone full force into freelance character design, started two comics, committed to teaching character design, and plenty more. The problem, though, has been attempting to explain or... read more
World Building: Background Characters

World Building: Background Characters

A lot of people use the term world building as something interchangeable with designing backgrounds, props, wardrobes and vehicles, but really the intent of world building is to craft an environment for your stories to take place in. Ideally, it will be believable and... read more
What Do You Have With You?

What Do You Have With You?

This week I want to ask you, what do you have with you? Often times we get caught up with an infatuation in what tools we use to make art. I actually made a comic for Adventures in Freelancing, about one of the most frequently asked questions of artists on the... read more
What I’ve Learned From Making Comics

What I’ve Learned From Making Comics

I’ve been making comics since 2009, and my current comic Denizen is almost done with it’s second chapter. I feel like I’ve learned a lot in this time, and thought I’d share the things I’ve learned through the practice of making comics. Procrastination Kills Comics,... read more
Structuring Character’s Eyes

Structuring Character’s Eyes

I’ve often said before that characters are vessels for stories, a way for the audience to connect to the story. For a long time, eyes have been called the window to the soul, and for a lot of characters their design is an essential element for connecting to the... read more
How to Get Ideas

How to Get Ideas

It seems at times like a creative person’s most valuable resource is ideas. Somewhat frustratingly, well meaning people may ask you “where’d you get the idea for this?”, as though ideas are tangibly plucked from one specific and singular tree of sorts. Of course,... read more
Leave Your Comfort Zone

Leave Your Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone We all have particular visual styles that we tend to stick with or favor, either because we’ve found we can draw well within a style, or because we prefer it. Maybe we were inspired by work from others within that style, so in replicating it we experience... read more
Designing Races & Factions

Designing Races & Factions

Character Design Forge Blog

A place full of resources, articles, and videos, updated frequently to build a comprehensive character design resource.

Let’s talk about characters that are meant to belong together, any group like a race, species, tribe or army. It’s important that a group not only looks cohesive, but that they are distinct and contrast well with any other group. The three races in the game Starcraft... read more