Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don’t - I have a lot to learn), I’m not sure I could communicate them effectively. I’ve gathered some thoughts and ideas here, though, in case they’re helpful.
First, some general things:
A few days ago I had an ask regarding sketching characters and character design. Check out the this link! It’s extremely helpful.
D: Eek, I think I’ll have to rethink my commission services when I do open commissions again. :c One of the reasons why I’ve been holding off on taking new commissions lately, I wasn’t sure about all this fan arting business. It has been confusing, I keep seeing art posters and prints for sale online by artists I admire that are essentially ‘fan art’. I suppose it falls under Derivative Work?
Whatever the case, I won’t be offering fan art commissions anymore. Need to do the right thing if I’m looking to be a legit fantasy illustrator in the industry. But I won’t stop fan arting for free. Fan art is awesome. c: