20 questions for your character

Animation Basics, Developing a Story.
Hand out idea sheet for basic animation or comic book illustration.


Ask your main characters some questions before you try and draw them. You may have to get personal to see what makes them tick. Keep in mind that¬† your character may or may not tell you everything. You’ll learn more about them as your story unfolds.

20 questions for your character

1. What is your name?
2. How old are you?
3. Are You a man? a woman? something else?
4. Where do you live?
5. Where are you from?
6. What do you look like?
7. Who are your parents?
8. What do you do?
9. Do you believe in a God?
10. Who do you admire?
11. What music and art do you like?
12. Are you happy or sad?
13. What makes you angry?
14. What makes you strong?
15. What makes you weak?
16. How are you special?
17. What is your secret?
18. Who was your first love?
19. What has hurt you?
20. What scares you?

Describe your character in a few sentences.
Now, draw a picture of your character!

Questions adapted from: 20 Questions for Characters by Matt Madden & Jessica Abel
Website: http://www.teachingcomics.org/exercises/view_exercise.php?exercise_id=18

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