I changed Elise's design almost immediately after I drew her here. Not much, but I did change the position of her hair.
eishiya wrote:I think you should work on varying the eye shapes on your characters. In a style where eyes are so important, keeping them all looking so similar makes everybody look the same. There's more to eye shape than the size of the eyelashes and whether the eye is half-closed.
Varying their facial features would also help a lot! Just looking at your two most recent character designs, they look identical. The only differences are their eyebrows (and even then, only due to their expressions, the actual eyebrow shapes are the same) and their hair.
Sameface makes stand-alone illustrations easier to do since you're just drawing the face that comes most naturally to you, but in a comic, it will limit you a lot. For example, if you ever do a close-up where the hair isn't visible (a great story-telling tool!), your readers will not be able to tell who the character is.
Speaking of limits, you should draw your characters from many different angles when you do your character sheets. Profile, 3/4, head-on (like you currently do)... but also all those from above and from below. Knowing how to draw these angles will greatly expand your repertoire and allow you to make even boring chatty scenes look interesting. With your Alice work, you've already shown us some of what you can do, but I'm sure you can do more And if you ever get stuck, http://www.posemaniacs.com has 3D models of heads (and bodies) from different angles you can use as reference. They're more "realistic", but if you practice drawing from those, you should be able to apply what you learn to your stylised work.
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