Author: Lisa Hassell
Author: Some of our favourite character artists tell Lisa Hassell how they ensure their creations' personalities shines through.
“We don’t use a scientific formula to create our characters, which are positive and optimistic; indeed that feeling comes naturally when we draw them. We’ve tried to do a retrospective analysis, and have identified some common aspects in all of them.
"For example, they are usually walking in a manner reminiscent of classic slapstick cartoons. Also, they always seem to be smiling, even if they are missing some face parts or don’t have a face at all. A surreal detail, or touch of humour can be found in all of them.”
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