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Character Design

Character Sheet

Hi there! I’m James Zwiefelhofer and my project is on character design. When the prompt “What do you want to learn about?” came up for capstone, I immediately thought about drawing characters and digital art. I’ve been wanting to learn how to draw them since middle school when I asked my mom to drive to the city that was closest to us so I could get a how to draw book. That along with a drawing pad I was gifted from my family, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take the time to learn about and do something I’ve always wanted to do, but never really had time for.

Here is my Character brief along with a page of writing about the world and a map just for Deann! There was a lot more writing involved than I expected. I also story boarded a comic to go with the world and story I had written for the character. The rest after this is the process that led up to the final version. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I did making it!

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If you’d like to see my more traditional design work, please check out my website portfolio below.

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James Zwiefelhofer

I’m a graphic designer currently living in Corvallis, OR. I’m a pretty nerdy guy, reading comics, playing games, but I also like to exercise and ski. Right now I’m learning Japanese and how to draw characters in my free time.

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