Intro to Character Design

Intro to Character Design

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Assignment #5 - Black Friday Shoppers ( Walmart Shoppers)

Assignment Guidelines:
Design a miniumim of 5 characters for Black Friday Shoppers at Wal Mart.
Every character needs to have a prop associated with them...and animals are also fine , as long as they are not larger than the key character.
(The goal is to be supportive of the key character design..)

Silhouettes and Rough Shape Studies- 



Other reference....

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Entertianment Art Certificate

Required Art Courses 15 UnitsUnits
ART 243 F Applied Perspective 3
ART 180 F Perspective Drawing & Rendering 3
ART 186 F Beginning Life Drawing 3
ART 181 F Drawing from the Masters 3
ART 195 F Anatomical Drawing 3
ART 290 F Portfolio Preparation and Artwork Presentation 3
Required Digital Art Courses 27 UnitsUnits
DART 104 F Introduction to Maya 3D 3
DART 107 F Digital Drawing 3
DART 108 F Digital Drawing- Dynamic Sketching 3
DART 109 F Environmental Sketching 3
DART 110 F Fundamentals of Character Design 3
DART 135 F Introduction to Digital Painting 3
DART 136 F Intermediate Digital Painting 3
DART 115 F Introduction to Prop Design 3
DART 111 F Character Design 3
Restricted Electives Units 3Units
ART 157 F Sketching for Animators and Illustrators 3
ART 123 F Business Practices in Art 3
ART 244 F Illustration 3
ART 215 F Beginning Storyboarding and Narrative Composition 3
Total Units 45

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Assignment #3 Character Turn Around


Pick a favorite character and start a character turn around. Start with Primary turns, then figure out the in-between poses.
-Do 2 sets-
-1st set is Orthographic front view, side view, and rear view with no depth at the feet or indication of perspective.
-2nd set is Perspective Turn Around  drawing with a Horizon Line in the middle or lower segment of the body ( waste to knees) displaying : how the feet turn in perspective, depth of overlapping shapes, and construction in perspective.

Your character needs to have legs, arms, and a head. Stay simple. Avoid complex characters and over detailed characters. Your just beginning, take it easy.

Start with trace lines, then draw the construction of shapes first. Detail is always last!! Always!!


Turn Around Basics

Perspective Turn Around

Here are samples of an orthographic turn around.
(Please note how the legs and parts of the body are not seen in a 3-dimensional perspective.)
1. Start with a center-line on your character.
2. Draw the horizontal trace lines on a separate layer.
3. Draw in the core basics shapes.
4. Add in line detail.
5. Add in secondary details for hair, outfit, etc.

What not to do!!

Good Samples in a perspective view,

Use simple shapes detail!!




Samples of previous Student TURN- AROUNDS