I redid this guide because of the horrendous typos, grammar, font and art. Unlike my other deviations this still gathers quite a steady stream of favorites (thank you!) so it was worth a redo. Follow the arrows from box to box.
I strongly encourage you follow along with a pencil and paper instead of just reading it. And speaking of such please put a ` in your comment if you did in fact read the guide and these comments. Just for curiosities sake. Other species/character design tutorials
effective character design: [link]
character creation: [link]
3tips to unique character design: [link]
There are other guides in my gallery.