hi! I love your art! I was wondering if you could make a tutorial on how to add variety to drawing characters. all my characters look like carbon copies of each other with different hairstyles. thanks!
I wish I could make an extensive tutorial about this but tbh I’m not an expert on the subject. I’ll try to give you some written tips though!
I think the main reason why lots of people have problems with variety is the fear (sometimes subconscious) of making your character look ‘ugly’.
First of all, something I’d recommend doing this, but instead of trying to achieve the ‘perfect face’, try doing a bunch of different ones and keep them! Also, here’s some actual tutorials to help you out (x) (x)
One very good exercise is drawing your friends, trying to capture their main features. Maybe their face is very long? They have big lips? Small eyes? This is amazing for lots of reasons because:
-you’ll practice a lot
-you don’t need to bother with lineart
-by staring at their photos for so long, you’ll see how different real humans look and you can use such features for your characters
-you can show it to them if you’re satisfied!!
I’d also recommend to look at how your favourite artists draw faces and specific features, you can definetely take some of them and merge them in your style!
This wasn’t much of a tutorial but I hope it was helpful nonetheless! Thank you for the compliments and have a good day!