Create perfect characters

Look around you; it's not difficult to see why character-led design is increasingly popular. From High Street fashion houses to collectable vinyl toys, to the pages of Computer Arts, character-based design is in high demand. Why resort to a model, actor or stock image when you can create a vivid vibrant world full of beautiful people and inventive creatures.

There are also many fundamental reasons why characters stretching back to folklore fairytales and comic books have proven so enduring. As illustrator Gez Fry suggests, "We often see a bit of ourselves or people we know in well-designed characters, and we can then make an emotional connection with the work."

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