Hello Everyone and welcome to Creating a Character Turnaround from a Concept Piece tutorial!
In this tutorial I am taking you through the process of creating a character turnaround, the front,side and back, based on a concept art piece. Earlier this week I got back into working on a character concept for my illustrated novel and I decided that this would be a great opportunity to show you guys how to create a modeling turnaround sheet based of a single concept. While I was in school, I had to do this many times to help me see the different details and form while I was modeling. So this tutorial covers the stages of how I went about creating a turnaround for each of my character concepts.
Original Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes
Below are some key frames from the tutorial highlighting the different stages of the turnaround creation!
1. First I look at the concept and create an underlying anatomical structure and using the copy and paste to draw one half and use it for the other half.
2. After turning the anatomy layer’s opacity down, I then create a sketchy version of the fabric and clothing that the character is wearing
3. Finally we get to the actual clean lineart of the turnaround. Using the hard edged circle brush with no opacity settings turned on, I then go around the entire piece and drawing in the lineart.
4. Then I continue doing this for the side and back view
5. The final character modeling turnaround!