Character Design Exercise

1. beginning shapes
Thanks, J. E. Morris for reposting this warm-up sketch exercise from Kelly Light's Character Design 101 Workshop at NESCBWI 2012. The exercise consists of taking the given shapes and creating characters from them. It was a challenge and a lot of fun!

1. The beginning shapes

2. by Alicia Schwab
3. created by guest artist ISABEL, age eight.
2. Here is what I came up with. Hope you like it.

3. I have a guest artist featured below. The artist ISABEL, age eight has been drawing all her life. She loves birds and she draws them all the time. I especially like the spotted claw in the lower right!