Step-by-step:

Give your char­ac­ter a re­pel­lent ap­pear­ance

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1 When putting down your ini­tial colours and val­ues, don’t worry about keep­ing things tight. Paint­ing beauty de­mands ev­ery fea­ture be placed just right, so the less you’re striv­ing for beauty the less you should worry about clean lines and sym­me­try. In fact, mak­ing all of the fea­tures smooth and sym­met­ri­cal is some­thing you should ac­tively avoid. 2 High- key art tends to feel soft and light be­cause of its lack of con­trast, so adopt the in­verse of that idea to cre­ate more un­com­fort­able im­ages. You don’t need to cover ev­ery­thing in shadow, though, be­cause that can also soften a lot of edges. Quick jumps from light to dark add ten­sion to an area, so don’t be shy when ag­ing a face. Dark lines mean deep wrin­kles. 3 Signs of de­cay are an easy way to make people look creepier. Draw­ing an un­com­fort­able pos­ture, re­mov­ing teeth, ex­ag­ger­at­ing the ears and nose, spotty patches of hair (not to men­tion hair grow­ing in strange places), and pretty much any­thing rot­ting, will en­hance the ef­fect. Avoid giv­ing your char­ac­ter any­thing that im­plies a per­sonal clean­li­ness rou­tine. 4 Again, the idea is to make the char­ac­ter ap­pear as un­hy­gienic as pos­si­ble. If it looks like they’ve show­ered any time soon, make them a lit­tle more re­pul­sive with some ap­pro­pri­ate tex­tures. You can make some ar­eas of the skin slip­pery and slimy, have some mu­cus run­ning out of a few ori­fices, or add lots of pores and bumps to the skin. Have fun with those icky de­tails!

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