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Vertex Week: improve your character design with Germán Reina Carmona

Improve your character design

As part of Vertex Week 2022, Germán Reina Carmona is here to help you finesse your character design. Most recently known for his work as visual development artist for Roll 7's new video game Olli Olli World, Carmona (opens in new tab) brings a unique style to his concept art and digital illustration with characters packed full of quirky personality. 

This tutorial will take you through his creative process and is packed full of tips and hints for bringing your characters to life. 

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If you enjoyed this excellent video, you're sure to love Spiders games founder and CEO Jehanne Rousseau's new talk on exploring using historical references in video game art. Still hungry for more content? Head over to Painted in Color's discussion about diversity in sci-fi and fantasy art. We also have Thomas Scholes sharing his advice on how to master a modular concept art process.

To create the best digital art, you need the best tools. We've selected the best drawing tablets in this useful guide. If you need more character tips, our character design guide is the place to be. 

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