I Dare You to Use this Character Design Technique And Not Have Fun

The Paper-Lego Way of coming up with Character Designs

Are you in a design rut? Your pencil keeps creating the same old designs and characters? 

Let me share a fun technique with you that I made up last year when I felt the same way. And I use it since - as a game, a warm- up or as a regular part of my character design process.

I call it Paper Lego, because I use building blocks cut out of paper that can be assembled in a multitude of way. It also is just as much fun as playing with legos. 

Video Showing My Design Process


I´d love to see what you come up with using this technique!

If you feel comfortable sharing your designs, leave a link in the comments. 

Do you use similar techniques to design characters?