Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Character Design: Basing Character shapes on Chinese Symbols

Today's (or more likely yesterday's, considering the time) Character Lesson inspired to do more experiments on body shapes. But this time I used something linked to the Chinese culture and martial arts my character will be linked to. So I used Chinese symbols and traced over them to come up with these beautiful shapes.

Body Shapes

Traced Shapes

Chinese Symbols

1 comment:

  1. This is very smart thinking. When you come to posing your characters for the final bible, I would definitely use these symbols as your inspiration - without knowing it, the audience will just get the feeling of these chinese characters. That kind of "invisible" design is very powerful if you pull it off