Designing and developing Characters
How do you get from and idea to a final piece?It is important to explore ideas even if you have your main idea, exploring it will help you ensure the final design is the best. This process of design is used in many areas of animation and art to aid the designer in gaining the best design possible. Using various tools available to the designer the whole design process can be made interesting and informative and on the most part easier. It can also open your mind to new possibilities.
Things that you need to consider when creating a character:
Purpose- Is it for film, tv?
Genre- Is it science fiction, historical, fantasy etc?
Material limitations- For example how far can you go with prosthetics before it gets too heavy?
Resources- Your ability to do the project and the resources readily available.
Location- Where you might be applying the makeup is quite a big factor in relation to materials, health and safety etc.