Produce dynamic poses
Drawing gestures of your character helps to understand their personality. This chap’s a jazz musician, so I’m drawing him with a guitar and other instruments. He’s also a romantic, and a bit of a flirt. So to get this message across to my audience I need to exaggerate his body gestures and facial expressions.
Apply flat colours
After playing with gestures, I put some flat colours on the character. Flat colours help me to get a clearer idea of how he might look in the film. I experiment with a lot of different blues for his clothes, but because he’s from the 1940s, I pick the one that has more of a vintage feel to it.