Build it in 3D
If your character is going to exist within a 3D world, an animation or even as a toy, working out its height, weight and physical shape are all important. Alternatively, go one step further and create a model.
“Even if you’re not someone who works in 3D, you can learn a lot by converting your character into three dimensions,” says Alexander. It’s a key part of the process the students follow at the Pictoplasma Academy. See also: Indian Animation Industry: Potential & Success