Across the whole Bible, there are over 3,200 distinct people represented. With so many characters in God’s story to portray, iBIBLE is careful to illustrate each one differently to avoid confusion. Step behind the scenes of iBIBLE production to see how character sheets help organize this task.
With over 60 unique characters in iBIBLE Genesis alone, it is important for both the illustrators AND the viewers to distinguish them over multiple episodes. From patriarchs to servants, character design is important to keep the look of a character consistent.
Character sheets help plan out characters as they age, and serve as references for illustrators across each of the iBIBLE teams, from Costa Rica to Greece. These character sheets contain important information about the people, such as size in respect to others, hair color, eye color, and color palette for clothing. When a character is introduced as a child and is shown as an adult as well, the child, adult, and often older-aged adult versions are placed side-by-side on these character sheets to help keep him or her consistent across ages.
Take a look at the examples of different kinds of character sheets. Background characters that are only shown for a few scenes have less complex character sheets, like the servants below, while important characters that are followed across multiple episodes have more comprehensive sheets.
Character sheets serve an important role in the creation of iBIBLE episodes. Ecclesiastes 9:10 states that, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might…” And this is the goal of the iBIBLE team: that every technique, tool, and character sheet helps to bring the first visual presentation of the entire Divine Narrative to the world. If you would like to be a part of bringing iBIBLE to the world, prayerfully consider making a generous donation today, and we will send you the “Jonah and the Great Fish” iBIBLE Puzzle in appreciation of your gift.