In our latest character workshop, we looked further into the differing shapes between male and female characters. We began to de-construct some well known characters to identify their fundamental shapes which is essential in developing to a strong character design. Later, we also began to gender swap these masculine characters into female versions by adjusting the various shapes and forms respectively.
Here are the basic shapes of Yoda, Obelix, Jafar, Mushu, and Hercules, along with an alternate female form.
Here is a great example of gender swapping with the character Obelix by our lecturer Justin Wyatt. Notice the smaller nose, larger lips and raised bottom for a comedic female quality in such a large character.