Character Concept Sketch
For movies, video games and comic books,
Illustrators have to create drawings based on someone’s ideas for the character.
All of the descriptions below are from movies, books or video games.

Read the descriptions below, and do a drawing based on what you have read.
Do not choose a character that you already know.

Process

  1. Read the descriptions and choose one
  2. Do some sketches about the character. Think about their facial expression, clothing, weapons and hair style.
  3. Create three small thumbnail sketches for the character
  4. Draw the character from one of the thumbnails

Female
#1:
Living in the modern world as part of a team of investigators that solve mysteries (sometimes “supernatural”), this character is usually portrayed as a highly intelligent young woman with highly specific interests in science (at one time pursuing a career as a NASA research scientist) and being very well read on obscure fields, such as ancient Viking writings. She is described by her younger sister as being "born with a mystery book in her hand". Consequently, this character is usually the one to figure out the mystery.


#2:
This female character is a robot maid and housekeeper for a family of the far future. Although she wears a frilly apron, she is very clearly a robot (model number XB-500. She has two arms, knobs for eyes, and moves around on wheels/casters instead of legs. She is very caring.


#3:

The main character is a slender young girl with black hair, grey eyes and olive skin. She is sixteen years old and attends a secondary school somewhere in the coal mining sector of a dystopian future. She is often quiet and is generally liked, mostly because of her ability to provide highly-prized game for a community in which starvation is a constant threat. She is an excellent hunter, archer, gatherer, and trapper, skilled just like her deceased father.


#4:

This character is a large, peaceful, brown dragon who is a vegetarian with an easygoing nature. She allows people to ride on her back, but mainly prefers to lie around and sleep, much like a cow with wings. She has a very scary name for effect.


#5
This gigantic fighter character is based on Irish Celts. He was born on a battlefield and is the son of a village blacksmith. After destroying an evil empire of slavers, he wandered around the fantasy world fighting monsters, evil wizards, and evil men. He is a fighter, thief, outlaw, pirate and mercenary, who later became a King (though he didn’t want to be one). His adventures often result in him performing heroic feats, though his motivation for doing so is largely to protect his own survival or for personal gain. He is master of all weapons, but prefers Axes and Swords.


#6:
He was twice as tall as a normal man and at least five times as wide. He looked simply too big to be allowed, and so wild — long tangles of bushy black hair and beard hid most of his face, he had hands the size of trash can lids, and his feet in their leather boots were like baby dolphins."


#7
This character is small for his age, standing at only (4'11"), despite his attempts to appear taller. He wears his golden-blond hair long - usually tied in a braid that hangs down to his shoulders. He parts his bangs in the middle so that they frame his face on either side as they fall and, in the center of the parting, he leaves a single strand of hair sticking up like an antenna. He wears a red, long-sleeved hooded cloak that comes down to his upper calves, with black pants and shirt. He has a mechanical right arm and left leg resembling plate mail, giving him extra strength and power.

#8
This character is a mage and dragonslayer sent from the far future. He is a lean, muscular young man of average height with a slightly tan skin tone, black eyes, spiky pink-colored hair, and has abnormal sharp canines. He has a scar on the right side of his neck, hidden by his scarf.
His main outfit consists of a sleeveless, gold trimmed, black waistcoat, often left open and untucked, exposing his bare chest, a gold trimmed, black cloth around his waist that reaches his knees, held by a leather brown belt with an oval-shaped silver buckle, white knee-length trousers with black ribbon ties, a thick black wristband on his left wrist,black open-toed sandals and the scale-patterned scarf