If you’re looking to get into the video game industry, here is a helpful diagram from Jezebel. Just follow the path of how you would like your character to look and voila. You’ve got your stating blocks to designing the next famous character. Just remember when you’re done to always tighten up those graphics.
In all seriousness though, the below diagram is just the state of how most female characters are made, since the industry is mostly a boys club. With the news of Lara Croft getting a makeover, and more athletic characters like Faith from Mirrors Edge coming onto the scene, this diagram might change. But it could take a while.http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7675519043804402267