How to improve your character art

When you're tasked with creating a character design from scratch, think about that figure’s personality. Put yourself in their mindset and identify their motivations, their talents and their ambitions. It’s not just about how to draw an interesting shape or a beautiful face. You need to inform the viewer of the stories behind that face. Ensure that a character’s expression – even just their eyes – speaks volumes about them.

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Ramón started as a graphic designer in Venezuela five years ago, but then began teaching himself concept art skills. After a period of low-key jobs and freelance commissions, his art career took off with work from companies such as Gameloft, Hex, Paizo and Image Comics. He’s now illustrating for Riot Games.