How to create a believable character

Painted head and torso of elegant woman

Character design belongs to many areas of concept art and illustration, whether they're main characters or simply a small figure in the distance. One of the important aspects of learning how to draw and design characters is to create a sense of believability, so that these characters could really exist in the world you're designing them for.

While dressing your character and styling their visual appearance helps to define their overall look, the most important step to making your character believable – especially when adding them to a larger scene – is to portray their personality through gesture, and show how they would move and compose themselves. 

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Aaron is a self-taught artist working in the games industry. He's best known for his delicate portrait art and character designs.