| Hölle Kings.
I'm working on character designs for a new webcomic. >D
I'm still in the conceptual process, still working out the colors and characterizations...
You KNOWWWW, I'm noticing a trend in my work process. It's also there when I'm looking at other people's works.
When I'm making characters, I like to give them little quirks as soon as possible. But they have to be realistic and not cliched. I'm constantly judging characters I see by how interesting (but realistic) their characterizations are with this viewpoint.
I also like to rate them on a level of selfishness. In my opinion, nothing drives a person forward quite like selfishness. In fact, most of my characters are very selfish.
Shh! Don't judge Emruki! D<
Most of all, I always give each character a couple of redeeming qualities, both in terms of personality and appearance. Lately, it seems that everyone wants to load as many flaws as they can on a character, but I like characters who like themselves. Everyone has something attractive about them; whether it shines through their flaws is up to the beholder, right? With that said,
what do you guys
like to see in characters? What makes you think, "This character is really well-rounded!" or "I just like this guy." What makes a character relate to you?
Or maybe, what do you HATE to see in characters? XD Mary-Sue girls? Hyperactive adolescents with stupid catch phrases? What just pisses you off so much that you can't possibly keep reading or watching the story? >DSeriously,
guys. I want to know. 'Cause well, I can't deny that your opinions my influence my new characters in their conceptual stages. EDIT: I'm loving the comments you guys are leaving~ so thoughtful! <3 I also found a nifty character design check list I put away in my favorites a while ago. I think it's quite useful: