Friday, October 26, 2012
Sometimes when you're drawing a character, it's a good idea to get them from a couple angles. That way you don't get stuck composing a picture because you suddenly realize you need the character to face the other way, and you have no idea what they look like in that direction.
This is my attempt to get my mouse detective from several sides. As you can see, some of the pictures turned out better than others. Donovan facing left took me two takes to get right. The middle right-hand picture actually looks like him. The one on the left looks like a mouse Mountie. (Sigh.)
It's sort of like putting a character into different types of situations in order to see what they're made of. If they're recognizable from any angle, you're doing something right.