Challenge 3: Design a Character
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If you are finding it hard to design a character, maybe think of a place for them to live in. Sometimes giving a character all of the information for the place around them, known as context, helps you figure out who/what your character should be and what they might look like.
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What is one of the most important elements of a performance? Why, the characters of course! For this 'Home Challenge' we are tasking everyone with the challenge of designing their own character. To successfully complete this task and earn your blue certificate you will need to show us what your character looks like, their name, what makes them unique and what their backstory is.
This character can be from anywhere; perhaps you want to add a character into the world of your favourite story? Maybe you want to create a world for them to live in? You could use anything for inspiration; the only rule is they cannot already exist in a work of fiction or non-fiction, though getting ideas from characters/people that you like is absolutely fine (in fact, we encourage it). See what exciting ideas you might be able to come up with.
Though you are only asked to design one, you are welcome to create as many characters as you would like! Perhaps you could design your own team?
Feel free to use our character design template (which you can download to the left) or to create your own character file for your character. Be sure to send us over your completed work so we can see your creations!
If you are finding it hard to design a character, maybe think of a place for them to live in. Sometimes giving a character all of the information for the place around them, known as context, helps you figure out who/what your character should be and what they might look like. For instance, if you think of space as a setting, you might create an astronaut or alien character!
Some companies design their characters before writing the stories to go with them. Sometimes actors do this as an improvisation game to help them devise work. In the world of animated film, it is not uncommon for artists to have drawings known as concept art for characters long before the writers come up with the story you see in the film.
To see more of our Home-Challenges click here.