How to Create Character Details, Inspired by Wonder Woman

Creating character details is really important when developing your own character. Specific details will inform your readers about that character with just a glance and make them recognizable. Costume elements can play into the story you write as well. 

With the new Wonder Woman movie out, I’ve been diving deep into her history and felt inspired to try creating a new version of her character details, pulling instruction from our new IMPACT book Learn to Draw Action Heroes by Robert Marzullo. I dove into the history of this amazing female character so I could learn all I could about her iconic costume elements and her fascinating story. Listen to the video below to hear more about Wonder Woman’s history and for instruction on how to create character details for a new Wonder Woman design.


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Wonder Woman’s design has changed a lot over the years but she’s maintained the signature pieces her creator gave her. A Wonder Woman without a tiara, bracers and a magic lasso just isn’t the Wonder Woman we all know and love. When you’re thinking about creating your character think about what they stand for and what symbols you might want to represent them. Readers should be able to recognize your character with just a glance.

Creating character details | Learn to Draw Action Heroes

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For more character creation resources read these posts from our blog:
Learn to Draw an Elegant Shojo Character in Mastering Manga 3
Communicating Character Design With Colors
How to Draw a Mermaid: Proportions and Tails
How to Draw a Chibi


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