Our 2D Character Designer’s Services
We bring projects to life with our exceptional 2D characters using the latest technologies and design tools. Our creative solutions are entirely based on the needs and desires of our clients.
2D Casual Character Design
Extensive experience of working with casual art for different games from match-three projects to hidden objects projects allows our 2D artists to quickly grasp the specifics of the task and provide the best character design for a casual game. Our casual art is always eye-catching, attractive and at the same time very lightweight for the best functioning of the game on a wide variety of platforms.
2D Stylized Character Design
Our 2D character artists have a full understanding of the elements that make strong and compelling characters. We are actively involved in the creative and productive character development process to offer the style consistency of design. Having completed over 100 stylized character projects, our team knows how to best choose the optimal stylization direction for a harmonious and fun gaming experience.
2D Cartoon Character Design
It is a pleasure for us to create 2D cartoon characters as it allows using the creative imagination and artistic skills to create original yet exciting creatures for a child's audience. We work on 2D character designs to enhance visuals in cartoons, games, animated videos. Whichever style you choose, we will take care and provide you with beautifully designed 2D characters.
2D Realistic Character Design
Creating photorealistic character art from scratch involves a lot of creative thinking when many details are worked out: textures, clothing, facial appearance, etc. The experience of working with world famous publishers such as FoxNext has helped our artists hone their skill in creating stunning characters. They skillfully synthesize important details of the body, posture, clothing to create the most realistic character for you.
Our Technological Expertise in 2D Character Design
The Team for Creating Your Ideal 2D Character Design
# Art Director
Our talented art director works with teams of artists and designers to generate a set of designs for the character. He/she defines the overall style appealing for each project. With a full understanding of character design elements, this specialist will support your project with all the necessary graphic details so that it can finally be impressive for a target audience.
# Lead 2D Artist
We select the most experienced designer as the team leader for working with 2D. Together with the art director, they form a complete vision of the character design. After that, he/she clearly communicates this to the rest of the team and controls the entire creative process of art production based on all the project specifics.
# Project Manager
While all creative specialists are working on the design, you need someone who is able to rationally plan and manage the project. We offer the services of PMs as key team players to successfully complete all the necessary stages. They are responsible for developing budgets and deadlines, in order to then conduct projects in accordance with the budget and deliver them on time.
# 2D Concept Artists
These are specialists who create concepts for future 2D art assets, if necessary. Our main goal when creating art assets in 2D is to adhere to the story, world, and ideas behind each of them. Our concept artists can help you come up with a vibrant personality for any idea.
# 2D Character Artists
Each 2D character artist we’re hiring is supposed to be passionate about what they are doing. As a result, we manage to hire a team of 2D artists who are utterly absorbed in emerging art trends to come up with the best artwork for each customer. They are adaptable and flexible enough to design in any style that they are asked to develop - be it realistic, cartoon or fantastic characters.
# Technical Artist
After the entire design process, the created characters are delivered to our technical artists. This specialist is engaged in optimizing this illustration, namely digital files, so that they work effectively under any possible technical conditions. He/she will help developers meet the highest standards of visual design and the high performance of art assets on the required platforms.
Our 2D Character Artist Portfolio
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Our Fundamental Benefits in 2D Character Design
Our team of talented designers will accompany you throughout the entire cooperation, advance your business idea to a higher level and simply increase the value of the final product.
The High Quality at Each Stage of 2D Character Design
2D character design consists of many quality-critical stages - at each of these design stages, we guarantee high performance. Due to strict control over projects and effective management principles, we achieve great results and establish a solid track record.
2D Characters for TOP 20 World Best PC Games
The gaming projects we have worked on help our clients to attract more than 10 million active users, and most of our partners' projects are in the TOP 20 World Best PC Games. With this extensive expertise in 2D character design, our team is always open to expand your business capabilities.
Solid Experience and Expertise
We have created 2d characters for over 100 games in different styles. The accumulated experience of over 8 years allows us to provide art assets for clients that exactly meet their requirements and expectations.
Scheduled & Timely Delivery of 2D Characters
At Kevuru Games, all projects go as thoroughly planned due to disciplined project managers. Our experienced PMs keep close track of a project, which is made up of many tasks that are given a start and end with due dates. So all the business projects trusted to us are completed on time.
Quick Facts About Us
We focus on the provision of 2D character art services to create projects that stand out and remain in memory for a long time. Our 2D character artists have vast experience that allows us to help global gaming companies with their popular game titles.
What Is 2D Character Design?
2D character design is one of the most important parts of the multimedia industry where different characters are created for video games, animated films or commercials.
Every character must have its own story, appear in a particular context to play its key role. So, it is crucial to work out their nature, goals, and motivation in the simplest terms by the visual means of representation – physical appearance, facial expression, gestures, poses, outfits, etc. These important elements are supposed to express the precise nature of a 2D character.
Due to effective art techniques – referencing, concept creation, sketching, detailing, texturing, lighting, painting – our 2D artists set the right tone for each 2D character reflecting its personality and exaggerating certain features depending on the character’s personality.
In fact, 2D character design is widely-spread in many areas, but gaming is one of the key areas in which the work of a 2D character artist is really valuable. Each player is eager to plunge into the virtual world visually compelling characters and not to emerge for a long time. Only well-developed characters can catch the interest of gamers. Mind it always!
What Are the Stages of 2D Character Design?
2D character design is a stage-by-stage process during which an artist develops and depicts the ‘essence’ of a character through facial features, silhouettes, poses, gestures, etc.
Creating 2D characters from scratch involves a lot of creative and analytical thinking, also many skills and efforts to go into making them so effective in each particular context. Generally, it is possible to point out the following stages of a creative 2D character design process:
- Research and analysis. It is that stage with which it is recommended to start, but not obligatory. While some artists seek inspiration in this way, others try to keep in with customers. References may come in handy for a better understanding of anatomy, textures, and other relevant details.
- Sketching. It is at the heart of creating a 2D character because designers are to capture and visualize its essence and move to the next stage of work when all the technical requirements are met. Aside from clean and easily readable lines, it’s important to have as many details included in the early stages as possible.
- Color composition. Colors help reflect a character’s personality to maximum effect. For instance, dark colors such as black, brown, purple or grey are used to depict baddies with vile intent. Light colors such as white, blue or pink help to show the innocence and purity of goodies. So, knowing the basic rules of color, an artist should choose the most effective one for a particular character.
- Rendering. The process of adding final touches is applied to make an artwork fully finished and ready to use – be it 2d character design for games or other commercial projects. The final detailed drawing is crucial to achieve the desired result and deliver it directly to a customer.
How to Hire 2D Character Designers?
A well-chosen team of 2D character designers is a basis of great results in the end that you can achieve today. Many online job search services offer an endless variety of candidates to choose from.
If you have no time or consider it hard to find a professional artist, you can apply to recruiters or recruiting companies, or alternatively, outstaffing and outsourcing studios that provide specialized 2D character concept art services.
After you find specialists who are ready to provide you with this service, don’t forget to check their 2D art skills in practice. If the educational background and other information are easily available in a resume, then it is better to check drawing skills asking for a portfolio of artworks or giving a test assignment with a detailed description of the task.
These tests are set to assess the skills of applicants seeing if they can deliver the level of quality you need within the specified timeframe. In this way, you can remain certain the potential candidates can do the job you need for your business projects. Otherwise, you will be at risk of affecting the business process by hiring non-experts.
Why Outsource 2D Character Design Services?
Outsourcing isn’t the new engagement model in the business environment – in other words, you get access to skilled expertise which you may lack in an in-house staff. It is one of the primary reasons why many companies are interested in 2D art outsourcing services from various studios, including ours.
Due to a strategic partnership agreement, more and more companies contract out major job functions to specialized service providers who ultimately become valued business partners. If 2d character pixel art or any other art form isn’t your main area of expertise, rely on seasoned professionals who know all the angles.
Today, most tasks are outsourced to vendors who specialize in the necessary field. As a rule, top outsourcing companies have specific equipment and technical expertise to perform tasks faster and with better quality than you would try to do it on your own. While 2D character designers are working on a particular project, you can focus on other essential activities that will contribute to business development.
As a result, you’ll reduce your burden, increase the in-house efficiency and give the business a competitive edge. Besides, an outsourcing company can lead to an increase in customer loyalty, profits, and much more.