Do you recognize this character?
This is the character we have been working on (creating-a-character-using-simple-shapes).
Changing little details will suddenly change the expectations for what the personality of the character will be like. To show this idea a bit more, I am going to remove some of the original details from my character. Look at her now.
What happens if I change her hair a little and add a hat, some gloves and a belt?
Or maybe I remove her bangs, make her hair straighter and stick a kitty on her shirt.
Or maybe if I put her original glasses on her face and tie her hair back in a knot?
Take a moment to compare all of these versions of the same basic character. The changes I have made are so minor, but they all suggest a different personality in the character. Therefore, it is important when you design a character to consider how you will express your character’s personality through the little details you add to your drawing.
Have fun adding and subtracting details—and don’t forget that a character may well change throughout a story!