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Published on 05 Jan 2015 | over 2 years ago

Welcome to the first episode in a series on creating a simple character in Blender. (http://blender.org)

Download reference images:
i.imgur.com/7LPDejZ.jpg (front)
i.imgur.com/Bjfeafn.jpg (side)

Download blender file:

If you're finding this tutorial difficult to follow, my new character creation series is simpler and more methodical: youtu.be/ocLZNRasU64

Q: My background images won't show up after dragging them in.
A: Ensure that your view is properly aligned (press 1 on numpad to set view from front). You also need to be in orthographic (as opposed to perspective) view. You can toggle between ortho and perspective with 5 on the numpad. As an alternative to dragging the images in, you can press 'n' to open the properties panel, and add an image manually in the 'Background Images' section near the bottom.

Q: Pressing the numbers only changes frame/layer.
A: You need to press the numbers on the numpad. If your keyboard does not have a numpad, go into preferences and in the input tab check 'emulate numpad'.

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