1509Views15Replies

Author Options:

How do I Make My Character Look Older? Answered

I have a character that I use for everything named Dark Surge, and a part of his backstory is that he's 35 developmentally (literally, he's 40,000,001), but he looks like an adolescent.  I'm not sure how I can make him older.  Any tips?  Thank you!

(These are his two side views; I am animating him, and so the two views are used as separate characters for simplicity.)

15 Replies

user
mole1 (author)2014-04-14

I agree with Burf and Kiteman. You could also square his jaw and give him more muscle.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
StarscreamClone (author)mole12014-04-14

His lack of muscle mass kind of draws from his back story; he's meant to be the reclusive, lowly medic (who actually turns out to be the most dangerous thing in the Universe). Have you ever seen the G1 Transformers?

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
mole1 (author)StarscreamClone2014-04-15

Just now googled it. I've changed the cheekbone and speaking chin. Bones become more pronounced with age.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
StarscreamClone (author)mole12014-04-15

See, with that rendering, he seems like he's in his 40's. Thank you, though; I think I have the desired effect now for my purposes.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kiteman (author)2014-04-14

Shorten the hair, add crow's feet and creases around the corners of the mouth.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
StarscreamClone (author)Kiteman2014-04-14

If needed, I'll add the creases, but how does this look?

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kiteman (author)StarscreamClone2014-04-15

Try waaay shorter (think: military stubble), and I think you're still going to need the creases.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
StarscreamClone (author)Kiteman2014-04-15

Alright... let's see if I can pull it off.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
StarscreamClone (author)Kiteman2014-04-14

Thanks again, you're always a help.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Vyger (author)2014-04-14

gravity starts to take over and everything starts to point to the center of the earth. Not many older people have ram rod straight backs.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
StarscreamClone (author)Vyger2014-04-14

Again, it's a part of his storyline (I'm sorry, I probably should have put this in the main post); in his human form, he's over 50% robotic, and I would imagine that would help with spinal alignment and curvature.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Burf (author)2014-04-14

A smattering of gray in the hair, a small beard and/or moustache and a collared shirt would help.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
StarscreamClone (author)Burf2014-04-14
user
thematthatter (author)2014-04-14

his hair for one thing. Not to many 35 year olds have a kid n play hair style.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user

Yeah, er, I can't believe that didn't occur to me...

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer