Pro-Tip #4 comes from Hong Kong based concept artist Justice Wong. “Gestural Sketch” I use these three steps when I design a character:
- Draw a loose gestural sketch using flowing curved lines.
- Continuing to draw very loosely, develop curved forms from the gesture – allowing the shapes to grow organically. These new shapes suggest the forms that make up a rough idea for a character. The loose gestural curves give me flexibility in this stage.
- Using contours and outlines, solidify the forms of the character into a finished design.