Character Creation Guide

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Comic Creation Journey

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Comic Creation Journey

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013. Master character design by drawing ugly characters more often

You have heard that “beauty is relative” but that is not as simple as that at all. Comparing at two images, most people agree in which one the most beautiful is supposed to be. That is because we are taught of what beauty is since we are kids letting us create beauty canons on our minds. Culture, society, media, that season’s fashion, the people we met, our experience and other things like that condition what we find beauty whether we…

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012. How being your best fan helps you create for others (Part 2/2)

As we saw in the first part of this article, the hard work is for both, you and your audience. RESEARCH ABOUT YOURSELF AND RESEARCH FOR YOUR AUDIENCE: Before focusing on studying script theory and comic creation processes, you need to find a story you really want to tell. So, for your sake and the sake of your readers, this is what you need to create: 1- A story you want to read 2- A story you feel you will…

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011. How being your best fan helps you create for others (Part 1/2)

You create comics because you enjoy it. However, you are afraid that making only the stories you like won’t attract the audience. Let me go deeper. One of the parts I like the most of making my own comics is reading them. My characters are no longer only in my brain, they are in a page moving around! Plus, others can enjoy it too. Both showing your creation to yourself and showing it to others is fulfilling. The dangerous part…

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010. Problems and solutions while writing your first draft

After getting to know the “fears” I would be talking about in the comic and the solutions I wanted to teach to the readers, I was thinking about stories that fit that goal. (To understand how I get the ideas to start drafting, read the related article “turning fear into an ally when crafting stories”) My challenge was to write story lines that could be interesting and lead me show those solutions in a natural way. I noted everything that…

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009. Turning fear into an ally when crafting stories

When some fear is overcome, a new fear appears. This makes one realize fear is always there and one needs to learn to deal with that. Because fear is natural and we all have fears, it is also important in storytelling. Don’t you keep reading the hero’s adventure each chapter because you fear he might die according to the chapter’s cliffhanger final? The main idea for Believe in Fake Magic webcomic is to help people. Therefore, I need to: Know…

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008. Why rocks define us better

Not so many months ago I realized of a connection related to character development and our real human life. The way a character evolves is not only about his goals and how to fight to get to them. It is about how he reacts to adversity. Let’s use a story: Morgan wants immortality and this character is someone super serious about achieving personal goals. In the path to get immortality, he travels with Jane. She is helping him because they…

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007. Traveling to the past makes me help you

ONE LIFE IS JUST NOT ENOUGH “What if Rapunzel said this thing to Flynn after the movie end part?” “What if instead of this bus I was flying on a dragon?”  My head tends to image over and over how to improve scenes to consume them. That is because I want to live another story in my imagination. Whether it is about fiction characters or just myself in past situations saying smarter things, I just keep imagining. This happens since…

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006. What is your percentage of evilness?

Early in the beginning, I explained the comic story to a friend and he realized I forgot to add villain characters to my story. Why? All of us have a dark side and I didn’t forgot to add that to my main characters of the comic. Let’s say I put a bit of a % of evil inside every each of them. Something big enough that would made them behave unethically if the drama needed it. WE SEARCH THE “LESS…

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005. The goal is closer than you think

I have been always tracking paths to achieve my goals. Even when they are ambitious, I feel them really close because I know in which status I am and what will take to let me get there. I will fight unexpected things every time I find obstacles and that will make me recalculate and reschedule. But that is the point. You don’t need to be 100% sure of something before moving! Just keep trying, set new paths and new goals.…

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004. Creating the best product you can right now

Even in an specialized field, it is usual to be required a lot of different skills. To be an illustrator, you need to manage different tools, know about space and perspective, composition, volumes, color theory, be able to scan/edit your drawing to share it online, know about the industry to work, learn to deal with clients,… The more I know, the more impact I can make in my industry… right? So, what if I am just good at drawing? Can…

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