Sam Hogg gives an in-depth tutorial on creating a character that is distinct, non-stereotypical and helps to tell a story.

Sam uses the example of her striking Death Priestess to demonstrate her process from reference materials, through to thumbnail exploration, black and white and colour variants and final, detailed image.

You can also watch Sam creating the Death Priestess in the time-lapse video ​below:

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