So after Su’s original character design idea last week, it was my turn to choose something that would mean we would need to redesign an already existing character..
I decided to go with the idea of a “Gender swap” – picking a character that we like, and redesigning them as the opposite sex. But the main challenge was making them still recognisable as that character.. just, different!
Materials: ProMarkers, Coloured pencils, Watercolour paints
I decided to go with drawing a female version of Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead, I figured this would be a fun challenge as he is a pretty grimy, masculine character with a strong and silent personality. I wanted to capture the same level of stoic strength but also personal style. Pretty happy with the post on this one and how it is framed! I want to work on my shading in the future, and maybe a bolder outline.
Materials: Fine liner, Watercolour paints
Su says “Dante is an iconic character, he’s charming; funny and a gun and sword slinging badass. I tried to capture his Devil May Cry 3 character and costume in this female rendition. I used a cocky, carefree pose to portray the character’s nonchalant attitude. Perhaps next time I’ll opt for different medium to get a brighter tonal quality, especially on the red coat.”
This week was really good fun and definitely a fun opportunity to explore our creative sides when expressing character! Stay tuned next Friday for another picture theme, or drop us a comment if you want to recommend a theme you would like to see!