Character design refers to the appearance, abilities and personality of your virtual presence in any digital presentation. Design of character has been a major component of fiction and historical works predating even the Greek tragedies or “Beowulf”.
The most superficial design to a character is their appearance. Gender, race and build are very important and can mean the difference between a character that will result in a Duke Nukem or a Lara Croft.
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There is one important aspect in character design is a personality shift. As a character learns more about the world they exist in, they may change sides and even become a whole new being. Games such as the Final Fantasy series are very strong adherents of personality development.
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Many designers base their characters’ appearance on stereotypes and focus on their personalities to lend greater depth and familiarity. Character design has always been about keeping it simple. But aside from clean lines and easily readable features, what else are you going to need to know? Of course, There are many things you always need to know as character design can be a tricky beast to tackle, because although many of the classic characters familiar to us all through cartoons, entertainment and advertising look simple, that simplicity usually belies the many hours of work that have gone into their development.
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