Character Design

This class aims to give you a thorough understanding of the core fundamental principles that make a character's design or a cast of characters' designs successful.

We will also explore the many different techniques and/or processes for achieving professional looking designs that fit the narrative structures found in blockbuster films, next-gen video games, high-production television series, and feature animations.

Some of the topics covered in this class will be dissecting common archetypes like the hero-villain relationship as well as the design of different looks or costumes and motifs for our character as it relates to the story or concept. Digital drawing and painting techniques covered will focus on building a strong, distinct shape and base and also pose for our characters.

This class geared not only for the aspiring character designer; seasoned professionals looking to expand and streamline their workflow will benefit as well.

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Photoshop.

To sign up for this class, email with the name of the class and your contact information.

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(Note: classes include both lecture and instructed lab)

Instructor: Rich Arons

Price: $1,500.00
Wednesdays 6:15 - 10pm 4/22 to 6/10/20
SKU: ART 450