As I’ve been working on character designs for the CBpro class I’ve been wondering about do’s and dont’s of character design sheets.
Character design sheets are pretty much always characters on a white background. Does it have to be this way? Could it be a mid tone, can it be colored or do art directors just want to see characters on a white background?
Should they just be line drawings? Should the characters be filled in with a different tone to separate them from the background? Should one of them be colored? Should all of them be colored? Should we do close up headshots/expressions? Should we have the basic design sheet as well as a pose sheet in our portfolio or is this redundant?
I sort of feel like I’m overthinking here but at the same time there are so many unspoken rules in the art industry so I feel like I have to ask a lot of questions. Thanks for any tips you may have!