« on: Nov 21, 2018, 05:53 PM »
I never knew an object head was a common archetype, but I think I get the idea. Creativity block, the math teacher, is my pick. It's funny, you started off saying you specifically want to practice drawing fight scenes, but all three characters seem expressly geared toward not fighting (runs away, evades). Only the math guy says he actually fights, but still, nothing about his design says "fighter". There's plenty to be said for subverting expectations, but a very valuable design sensibility is to communicate who a character is through their appearance. Posture, expression, wardrobe. So he's a math teacher who wants to be an artist but isn't any good, and he happens to have a block for a head. And he's prone to instigating brawls. Ok. Does the block head mean anything? Is it a visual metaphor, or is it arbitrary? Why does he always get into physical confrontations? Do his math skills serve him outside the classroom? Why is he a sloppy fighter? Wouldn't he be able to calculate trajectories and use algebra and physics to gain an upper hand against his more dim-witted opponent's? Why does he dress like a butler?
See, these are all questions you need to answer, and when you do, you'll find your character, and they'll start to write themselves.
I don't expect you'll ever see this, but if you do, let's see some comics.