Character Design: 'Jack'

This is Pre-Production Design work, suited to animation and comics

The character is Jack, the lead character of my Between * Wars webcomic

Final Art

Above: Final colour art, face design. Drawn and coloured in Photoshop, on the Wacom tablet.

Above: Expression sheet guide, in Photoshop, Wacom tablet.

Above: Face/head proportions guide. He roughly fits this format. But face designs shouldn't be proscribed strictly by standard facial-proportions rules. They dictate their own rules (but consistently).

Above: Body proportions (rough) guide.

Above: Character Turnaround guide. No front 3/4 view—yet.

Above: Silhouettes. Good test of the individuality, recognisibility and strength of your cast members' designs

Above: Attire guide. Jack's 3 main outfits.

Above: Some poses. The one on the right is quite Shatner-esque

Above: Jack's mouth shapes sheet.

Rough 'Process Images'

Just to give you an idea of my working—and thought processes:

Above: "Hey, you?" Rough mouth-shape/speech-test of Jack. Drawn and animated in Adobe Animate/Flash

Above: In Photoshop. I adjusted the side view face afterwards.

Above: Pencilled proportions on paper (centre), to clean Photoshop black line-art (left).

Illustrations and character designs: John White
Media/Tools: Paper, pencil, Photoshop, Wacom graphics tablet

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