"This challenge is from my Character Design Shuffle iPhone App. Coming up with characters to draw can be challenging. It's important to have as much info about the character as possible. This allows for the ideas to flow and avoids too much pondering and shooting in the dark.
Unlock the Block!"
- Stephen Silver
How do you participate in the Hero Challenge? Just follow these steps:
Sign up for DeviantArt, if you're not already a member! All the fun is happening there.
Join the official Autodesk SketchBook group.
Download the prompt and draw your mix & match character. Select a species, outfit, and action from the provided list on the canvas. (left)
Use these attributes and draw an original character on the canvas.
Add your entry to the DeviantArt Autodesk SketchBook group!
At the end of March, Stephen will pick his favorite characters, and give feedback on why they met the challenge perfectly.
About the artist:
"I was born in London, England on August 30th 1972. Aspiring to be a professional artist my whole life and knowing drawing would be my vocation, I got my professional start in 1992 drawing caricatures at Sea World in San Diego. In 1993 I started my own illustration company called Silvertoons. In 1997 I was hired by Warner Bros. Television Animation as a character designer, and have been working in the animation industry ever since.
I have designed characters for Disney Television Animation, Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, designing characters for shows such as "Kim Possible", "Danny Phantom" Kevin Smith's "Clerks" the animated series, and many more.
I am the author and artist of 7 self-published books and apps on the art of sketching, character design, caricature and life drawing. In addition to working freelance and teaching at my live school, the Silver Drawing Academy, I also offer an online character design course at Schoolism for those who are unable to attend the live classes."