Creating Fantasy Characters
Drawing Tutorials, learn to draw, sketch and pencil comic books, learn how to draw, drawing tips, sketching tricks from pros. Hello, my name is Orlando Baez. I am a penciller and Creator of a new comic project titled, The Giant Clown. It is still under production at Deepend Studios. My artwork is a much different style for comics, but since this is my first tutorial I have some pointers and suggestions.

So in this tutorial I will share some knowledge by using one of my creator-owned characters from my comic title, The Giant Clown. It will be a dwarf named Grester who is a sorceror, thief and warrior whom has transformed a black giant into a deadly warrior wearing facial paint of a clown. He then befriends an unknown woman warrior to fight the evil that lurks within vast woods. Now as for Grester, the dwarf, he will be drawn in six steps. Learning to draw him will help you step away from traditional penciling habits in order to think outside of the box and invent your own type of character.

Fantasy characters are easy to draw. All you have to have, is an open imagination. Constantly remember that the sky isn't the limit; you can go wherever you want with this. Whether your trying to come up with a character for a comic mini-series, or if your just trying to invent a new creature that you can call your own; constantly use your mind to benefit.

One of the first steps in creating a new character is trying to decide what you want, before you even put the pencil to the paper. What kind of emotion do you want your character to create? Sadness, happiness, melodromatic, angry, disciplined, scared and etc. The possibilities are endless.

After discovering what kind of emotion you want your character to have, build up off of that. If your character's mood is generally angry, draw slanted eyebrows with gritted teeth. For a sad character, create large eyes with tears coming from them. You get the point.

Details really make a character unforgettable, use your specific style of art to create the character you want. Make the character able to stand up to the old favorites. Now back to Orlando, with the drawing of his own fantasy character, Grester, concentrate on the differences between his character's anatomy and traditional placement and sizing.

Drawing Grester:

1. Start off drawing circles in a vertical position of at least four heads or less to make the body size of a dwarf.
2. Draw the body shapes for hands, head structure,feet and abdomen for Grester, the dwarf.
3. Draw Grester as a bald-headed dwarf with furry grey eyebrows, and add a sash around his waist to hold his pants. Already, he is taking shape into a great fantasy character, and the more details the add, the more characteristic he'll have.
4. Also draw him a fur like vest similar to the character's jacket, Mad Hatter from the story Alice in Wonderland, and draw his clown make-up on his face. See Grester's facial reference to the side in the sketch. For additional details, be sure to add beard stubbles for his chin, and short hair stubbles for his head.
5. Be sure to add smoke coming out of his eyes to show that he is filled with a burst of energy and power. And also draw two swords on his hands for battle against the giants; it's the small details like this that make Grester such an unforgettable character.
6. And finally, give Grester sandals for his footwear and there you have a final completetion of Grester. If you have any of your own fantasy characters that you've made with the help from this tutorial, then you can show the whole Blazedent community by posting your work in the art gallery.

- Orlando Baez


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