Concept to Character
Learn how to transform a pencil sketch into a high-res painting with a 3D feel, with Michael Kutsche

In the beginning was a doodle, a simple pencil doodle. Despite lots of time spent with my Wacom, I still think this is the fastest way to create a good character design. It’s easy to lose yourself in details when painting digitally, you start to try new brush effects and play around with textures, but instead you should search for interesting proportions of the face, a good pose and a special expression: in other words, the concept.