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Understanding human anatomy

Discussion of anatomical rules of thumb

In this slideshow, we will discuss how an understanding of anatomy is vital to the practice of character art.

We will discuss some general biological principles that help us to understand how and why there are variations in the shape and size of human bodies and faces, and in turn how audiences perceive these differences. While these will be highly generalised concepts, we will find that character designers need to be aware of how these features can be subject to positive and negative caricature: particularly when it comes to the depiction of stereotypical character types in games.

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Video Game Design and Development: Video Game Character Design

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