Character illustration is a huge creative field. It is intimately connected to animation and comic traditions, and has a long history of being used in advertising to both promote products and brand companies. In this session, you’ll learn how to come up with great character concepts, develop a character’s backstory, sketch character ideas like a pro, and the process of taking that sketch to a final solution. You’ll get practice with creating your own characters, and even learn about marketing opportunities for your final creations.
We have some talented character designers, especially those crafting their characters in vector format, lined up. Regardless, of your chosen final medium though, there is loads of theory and tons of techniques to learn in this Character Illustration session.
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Ryan Putnam did an awesome job putting this sessions’ cover together for us. It depicts the character design process itself, while imbuing the illustration with creative energy.