thecreatorgirl

princess-peasant  asked:

Good god lady your characters are great! Tips for character designing?

Oh man, tips? Hahajsdg. I can’t really give out good tips because I’m still wondering if my characters are still that good afjsdg.

But I’ll try my best!

A lot of times when I make characters, I like to make sure that they’re relatable. Most of the time, I don’t even try to make them look super cool and all-powerful. I used to! But I realize that they end up kinda boring! They end up not having good personalities and distinctive quirks about themselves. It’s important to give them distinct flaws, because after all, no one is perfect! But that’s what makes everyone so freaking interesting!

Let’s say that you have a villain. You can’t really say that their flaw is “being evil”. You have to expand on that. What makes them evil? Do they realize that they are evil? And if they do, do they do anything about it? That’s what can make their flaws easy to point out. Such as arrogance! It’s good to be confident, but when a character is too arrogant, they are less likely to admit their mistakes and therefore are less likely to change themselves for the good.

This is one example.

What I personally like is making generally good characters. I like making characters who are kind, modest, and humble. But again, if they’re all like that, they can get boring! So I usually like to give them the weirdest quirks that make them really distinctive. This is also where I like to break some stereotypes. It’s always good (but not required) to go with the EXACT OPPOSITE of what others might expect your character to be. 

I AM NOT SURE IF ANY OF THIS MAKES SENSE, BUT I JUST WANTED TO GIVE MY TWO CENTS AFLJSDG. 

thecreatorgirl replied to your post: Don’t do it On- oh wait, you’ve already done it haven’t you? Cut down more trees? I don’t want to be a nag but stop. Stop right now. Bad things happen to good people, and you’re a good person. Those trees are vital to the life of almost everything on earth, if you start chopping them down, what will we have left? Baron hills and guys getting away with the monopolization of Oxygen.

But those are COMMON trees. This valley is the ONLY place where truffla trees grow man. Don’t do it. The Lorax will be pissed.

Ooooh, what’s he going to do? Yell at me some more?