Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Character comes from character design

Let me pose this question?

What sort of personality does the following character have?

Yeah probably really wise. Pretty somber. Doesn't seem to be focused.

Does the above character have the same personality as this?....

This guy also seems wise, but seems a bit more crotchety. Sort of like a grandpa who is always ready to tell you the way you should be doing something.

How about this guy below?....

This guy just like the other two seems to know something about the world. The difference? This guy knows, but isn't going to tell you. Most of this personality comes from the proportions and shapes in the face, particularly the placement and shape of the eyes.

Now consider this quote:

". . .my ally in the Force. And a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. It's energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we...(Yoda pinches Luke's shoulder)...not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you. Here, between you...me...the tree...the rock...everywhere! Yes, even between this land and that ship! . . . Concentrate...feel the Force flow. Yes. Good. Calm, yes. Through the Force, things you will see. Other places. The future, the past, old friends long gone. "

Which of these images best fits that quote? This?

or this?