Anonymous asked: Whst is your character design/creation process?
hey!! sorry for the delay in answering this, i’ve been busy w/class stuff.
anyway - i don’t think i have a specific process, per se, and a lot of it depends on how the character came to be in the first place. as i’ve gotten older, i’ve gotten better at making characters for specific purposes - rather than just having a bunch of cool but arbitrary ocs, i mean. (not, of course, that there’s anything wrong with that at all! i’m just a person who prefers context, for myself.)
i also take a lot of inspiration from my friends - usually we draw each other’s character’s a lot, and characters that are still in the rough stages especially, i’ll see how blake or mar drew something and be like “oh, rad, that’s canon now” (mar was the first to put rival in a peplum top!)
the answer is, really: i draw a lot. a lot.. i have sketchbook pages filled with drawings of faces and hairstyles and noses and bodytypes and when i hit one i really like or what says what i want it to say, i keep drawing it again and again until its refined. of course this isn’t a passive process - i also ask myself as i’m working, like, “what am i going for with this?” “should x/y feature be emphasized?” and questions about diversity/inclusiveness - “should they be trans/nonbinary/disabled/etc” as well as working out where they fit in their respective character arc (and sometimes i can sneak in little details relating to that specifically, hehe)
i wanted to use ginny penny as an example but unfortunately i did most of my character dev for cbss at work on scrap paper, haha.. i do have this
which based on the crown is the first time i drew what would become ginny, i think -
and later became this
and is now even more refined, haha.
but yeah: drawing a lot, asking myself specific questions & feedback from peers!