Character Design – Tips and Notes

Character Design – Tips and Notes

So I happened to come across this blog post whilst looking for character turnaround sheet references and I must say, it was quite useful.  🙂 It gave me an idea on the whole character designing process (one that I don’t usually follow strictly) and other tips for drawing and coming up with the turnaround sheets~ There were a lot of examples from Disney movies and such so it was familiar and easy to follow!

Hydra

Hydra

Even within Greek mythology I could find ways to satiate my obsession with dragons. Or atleast something similar. I thought of the Hydra after remembering the movie Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief. I found this link and took some notes.

Things I noted:

* Rather than a dragon, as depicted often, it’s actually a giant snake body.

*The number of heads deviated between 5-100, it varied but 9 heads was seen as the standard.

*Heads, if cut, grew back. Some variations say two grew back in place of one.

*Couldn’t be harmed by weapons

*CERBERUS’ SIBLING?!? *has a Harry Potter moment*

 

With these notes I got a couple of ideas but haven’t totally decided on choosing to draw Hydra for my final character design. I may do some sketches anyway to explore the idea further anyway.

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