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DEMONS - An exploration into character design

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DEMONS is a series of tutorials built around the narrative of suffering. Throughout the videos, I discuss and demonstrate numerous topics and techniques, such as design, narrative and inspiration.

As you'll see, narrative probably plays the most important role when creating characters, granting the artist the means to inject far more depth, meaning and visual design into their characters. Keeping a strong focus on narrative, and pushing the design further and further in this direction, the creation and evolution process of character development takes off.

So enjoy the following series, and once you've gotten your fill, share your feedback, observations, thoughts with me, as well as everyone else. The sounding board is always the best source of inspiration and learning, so make sure your voice is heard!



DEMONS CHAPTER ONE - Blocking in - Suppression, Anguish & Burden

In chapter one, I start establishing the first three characters in the context of what was originally intended as an illustration.



DEMONS CHAPTER TWO - Suppression & Anguish, building the characters

In chapter two, I develop Suppression & Anguish further, focusing on design, pose and narrative.



DEMONS CHAPTER THREE - Burden

Chapter 3 focuses on further developing the character Burden, again, focusing strongly on narrative and design.



DEMONS CHAPTER FOUR - Ridicule

Chapter four presents a fourth character, Ridicule. A character that explores a slightly different narrative, while respecting the DEMONS design theme.



DEMONS CHAPTER FIVE - Pushing detail and narrative - Anguish & Ridicule

In chapter five, I decided to focus primarily on character design. The characters are extracted into a new piece, details & narrative pushed further.



DEMONS CHAPTER SIX - Betrayal

Chapter six introduces a new character, Betrayal. In this part, we watch the entire development process of the character.



DEMONS CHAPTER SE7EN - Fear Part 1

Chapter seven is part 1 of our new character, Fear. Breaking the existing mold a bit to expand our horizons moving forward with the series.



DEMONS CHAPTER EIGHT - Fear Part 2

Chapter seven is part 2 of our new character, Fear. Tapping into some dark stuff to create an emotionally powerful character.



DEMONS CHAPTER NINE - Apathy

Spend too much time standing in front of the TV or computer screen all day? Well this should help you relieve some of that guilt.

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Have any questions, feedback or suggestions? That's what this is all about, so let's hear it!