|Knowing how to develop succinct, instantly identifiable characters is very important to the character sculptor. Hollywood films, be it animated or live action, has had a fascination with the “Buddy Buddy” films and continues to re-imagine it. We saw it with Abbott & Costello, The Honeymooners, The Odd Couple, Warner Bros. classic cartoons, Pinky & Brain, & Baby Huey are just some of the incarnations of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice & Men” main characters, featuring “Lenny and George”. At the heart of these 2 characters lies, a hulking, unintelligent, yet incredibly strong guy, sometimes the comedic relief, and a slender, cynical, sharp & very intelligent straight man. On this edition we will take a look at how to accomplish the basic visual fundamentals that set these character stereotypes in motion. You’ll learn how to create a visual dialogue and how to visually communicate character (telegraphing) with the audience by understanding how shape & form, mass & proportion, angles & planes speak louder than words. **This tutorial is part of our “Sculpting Fantasy Characters” series. It is not essential but recommended that you view Volume 8 "SCULPTING EXPRESSION & FANTASY CHARACTERS" part one first.