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by John Brown. 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 ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Buddy Buddyï¿½Û 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 Steinbeckï¿½Ûªs ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Of Mice & Menï¿½Û main characters, featuring ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Lenny and Georgeï¿½Û. 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. Youï¿½Ûªll 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 ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Sculpting Fantasy Charactersï¿½Û series. It is not essential but recommended that you view Volume 8 "SCULPTING EXPRESSION & FANTASY CHARACTERS" part one first.