What you will learn
In this tutorial we will learn about a workflow that can be used to design stylized female characters with Photoshop CS5. We’ll get started by learning about a few things that should be considered for every character we design. Here we will discuss the importance of things like character intent, character back story as well as references. Once our direction has been established, we’ll jump in and spend some time doing concept sketches. After our initial character design has been settled upon, we will move on and begin exploring our character by rendering them in different poses. To wrap the tutorial up, we’ll learn about techniques that can be used to create inked line-work as well as cell shaded color for our character. After completing this tutorial, you’ll be familiar with a workflow that can be used to develop stylized characters in Photoshop.