Now that you have an idea of how you want to design your characters and the importance of bone animation, let's focus on the basics of construction. In the following steps, think about your own style of design and this book's character as a template. While there is nothing wrong with you using the character style from this book when starting off and learning, you will gain much more satisfaction out of your work if you can apply your own aesthetics and personality to your creations.
For this exercise, we will be creating a human character. As demonstrated in the previous exercises with the green character, you are not limited to just humans when drawing. However, even following along with creating a human character should give you ideas on how to make different creations later on.
If at any time you need to reference the completed character, open the file
CharacterComplete.anme. Perform the following steps to start with creating your first character:
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