How to create dynamic characters
Explains how to create characters with different body types, tied together with coherent style and colour. Welcome to Arthur’s world!
Design and paint cool figure art with Arthur Mask.
reating characters, scenes and stories has always been an immensely pleasurable experience. It’s always a lot of fun for me and I never tire of it. My methods of creation are sometimes strange and disorganised when I’m dealing with personal works, and the illustrations almost always change during
Cthe course of the journey. This applies both to the characters, which often take on a life of their own and grow in directions I hadn’t anticipated, and to the atmosphere and colour palette of the whole scene, which can change radically as I try out different hues for the ambient lighting. This in turn influences the colouring of every element in the image.
I create my art using Photoshop in a simple way without using many of the resources it has to offer, such as filters and effects. I use pretty much just a standard brush, always working with Pen Pressure, varying Opacity, along with different layer modes and the Eraser. I apply some texture brushes in certain parts just to produce an effect, but that’s about it!