MGGA – Introduction to Caricatures

Full Video

Blender Guru –

https://www.youtube.com/user/AndrewPPrice

Apps-

Procreate for iPad – ($13.99 cnd but it’s worth it)

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/procreate/id425073498?mt=8

If Procreate is too Expensive – Autodesk SketchBook for iPad –

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/autodesk-sketchbook/id883738213?mt=8

Virtual Human Body for iOS –

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/virtual-human-body/id470890348?mt=8

Wow, we’re finally done it. We’re at the end of the first phase of Make Gaming Great Again, ending our introduction series of the basic skills and concepts of game development. In this episode, I look at how to create caricatures of people and bring them to life, an important art skill to master.

When you do caricatures, you have to think about the person you are caricaturing. You need to learn the mannerism, their physical characteristics, and their personality. As an example, since I have a caricature of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in my game as PM JT, the name is a caricature that he seems like some surfer dude/ski dude here in Canada, he’s informal, but virtue signals his support of causes like the LGBT community, so his ski jacket is rainbow coloured, exemplifying this guy who is way out of his element as he leads a nation.

Caricatures are fun little elements that can bring lots of things to life. We see them every single day with caricatures of all kinds of public figures and they are an important part of democracy, keeping public figures in check if they go too far, be it Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau or Anita Sarkeesian.

For the rest of the month, I want you to keep on going through my channel, thinking about and working on a game idea, because in February I’m going onto the Blender and I’m going to teach you how to create 3d art for your video game. 3d games sell better than 2d games by far, if they are done right. So while you are doing that, go to Blender Guru’s channel and start learning some 3d art with him, so next month you will be able to create a scene where a space ship flies through the solar system which is also animated.

Thanks for all the support you have show me by coming to my channel to learn game development, helping to Make Games Great Again.

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Introduction to Character Drawing

Full Video –

https://youtu.be/Pg7sGhHtU0E

Resources –

Draw Anime Bodies –

https://drawinghub.com/tut/how-to-draw-anime-bodies-draw-anime-body-figures-13123

Draw a Simple Anime Girl –

https://drawinghub.com/tut/how-to-draw-a-simple-anime-girl-18593

MGGA – Anime Girl 3 angles

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.373707473173151&type=3

MGGA – Introduction to Procreate

https://youtu.be/pQqV5_QycL4

MGGA – Introduction to Humanoid Drawing

https://youtu.be/ThdD1BziRf4

Procreate for iPad – ($13.99 cnd but it’s worth it)

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/procreate/id425073498?mt=8

If Procreate is too Expensive – Autodesk SketchBook for iPad –

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/autodesk-sketchbook/id883738213?mt=8

Virtual Human Body for iOS –

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/virtual-human-body/id470890348?mt=8

With time and practice, you can learn to draw much better. When it comes down to it, with game design you need to be proficient in drawing characters in all kinds of different angles because of the mechanics of a game.

If you have a side scroller, you need to have great side profiling skills. If you have cutscenes, you need characters that look great from the front and from the 45 degree angle camera. If you have a 3rd person shooter, you need to make sure that backside looks great as well.

I use the Anime Girl 3 angles to teach the basics of drawing the same character from multiple angles. Practicing with these practice sheets is important, because you’ll start to wrap your brain around how to draw characters from any angle, an important skill for any artist.

Thanks for watching and Making Games Great Again!