How do Animated Characters find their Breath?
Personality. Yes. You see them all around us. I recommend taking sketchbooks where ever you go and seeing the gifts that are sitting in front of you at Starbucks. At the post office. At the gym.
It’s the imperfections that make us interesting. It’s the
imperfections that make us lovable. That make us human.
Even if it’s a anthropomorphic character symbolizing a
human trait. We connect with imperfections and a little of
what we aspire to be.
In designing those characters, bring that personality into it. The posture, the weight, the look in the eyes. Where is the energy directed?
Push it damn it. Find characters that you resonate with. Invite them over for lunch.