Learn to make your characters unique, compelling and lifelike with these 75 exercises for all skill levels, including beginners. Topics include tools and materials; shapes; personalities; facial expressions; body language; character interaction; and costuming. Character types featured include more than just humans; learn how to draw animals, plants, creatures and more. Author Bev Johnson guides you through a variety of questions to explore not only the kinds of characters you want to create, but also the relationships between them, such as who their friends and enemies are, what their personality distinctions are, etc. so you can you can create truly interesting characters.