Creating Original Character Designs with the Symmetry Tool

This video is made for all you aspiring character designers! Did you know about Clip Studio's Symmetry Tool? Well, it's a great way to simplify the process of designing interesting faces for your characters. In today's video, I demonstrate using the tool combined with my own creativity and drawing abilities to sketch Sarah as well as a couple funny-looking fantasy creatures.

Now, of course, the tool is helpful, but only a booster. You can just pick up a pad of paper and some well-sharpened pencils and go to town. Mainly, I'm trying to demonstrate why it makes sense to focus on a front symmetrical view when trying to design characters. By not stressing over perspective, you can focus on creating interesting shapes that will give your character a unique design. Once you develop a basic character design, it'll be much easier to draw it in more complex angles.

As always, please feel free to share your work with me. Until next time, happy sketching!