Character Design for Production With my online character design classes starting this weekend, I wanted to put a little more info out there about them. One of the classes I offer is Character Design for Production. This class is an 8 week course that takes you from beginning to end on the professional production of a character design. Whether you prefer designing in a more graphic and 2-D style, or are looking to develop a design with more of a 3-D sensibility, this class covers it all.
Herpich(s) kingofooo: Walnuts & Rain - title carddesigned by Tom Herpichpainted by Nick Jenningspremieres Thursday, March 5th at 7:30/6:30c on Cartoon Network 4:40 pm • 27 February 2015 • 449 notes The Gamut Mask - FREE Interactive color harmony tool for painters The Gamut Mask is a great way to created harmonic color schemes. It simplifies your color choices and saves you lots of time and paint in achieving unified color palettes quickly and easily. This Gamut Mask Tool was developed by me (Richard Robinson) and is provided to you free to use. The original concept of the Gamut Mask was developed by James Gurney (www.jamesgurney.com), artist and author of the fantastically illustrated Dinotopia books (www.dinotopia.com). Below are some samples of harmonic color schemes achieved by using the Gamut Mask.
JohnKCurriculum: BG Painting Background Painting 1 - Kristy Gordon BG Painting 2: Art Lozzi, Original Flintstones Titles, organized tasteful techniques BG painting 3 Art Lozzi- scooter looter-paint technique- BG Painting 4 / Color Theory- Art Lozzi explains some technique Art and Reference point The other day I came across this awesome program by accident (I don’t even remember what I was actually searching for, but on the several times I’ve looked for a program like this I’ve had no luck). It’s cool enough that I wanted to share it. It’s called DesignDoll (website here) and it’s a program that lets you shape and pose a human figure pretty much however you want.There’s a trial version with no expiration date that can be downloaded for free, as well as the “pro license” version priced at $79.
More Thoughts on Layout Sorry it's been so long....Happy New Year. I hope the layout posts have been interesting. When I first went to CalArts, I was so convinced that I was going to be an animator that I paid no attention to learning about layout. Then, when I found my way into the story department, I really struggled to grasp how to (as I saw it back then) "fill out the background behind the characters". But over the years, I realized that layout is so much more than just a backdrop for characters.
Character Design Character Design 1: The Character Design Fallacy Character Design 2: Primer Character Design 3: Layout Artist With Versatility, Conservatism, Style and Control Character Design 4 : Tex Avery . Milt Gross Character Designs Character Design: For Karen - What Makes Lasting "Iconic" Characters CosmoAnimato More Moana facial expressions. Moana facial expressions. It was very challenging to make her every expressions and attitudes look like a 14 year old girl. Drawing a girl is always much harder than drawing a male character at least for me.
The Cinematography of "The Incredibles" - Part 1 Whether its up shots or down shots, you'll often find these lines that run through the character's eyes, again unconsciously leading your eyes to where the director wants you to focus. With so many nice angles that keep making the shots look visually interesting even when they are meant to be very simple, all reminds of the show Mad Men. Almost that retro look, I suppose The Incredibles is meant to be set in the 50s and then once they flash forward to after the marriage and the trial we're in the 60s. It's strong, graphic, bold cinematic storytelling displayed in the visual grammar of this film. Like in the Mad Men, The Incredibles has sleek color combinations and contrasting shapes, well balanced imagery, textures space on the screen is well balanced with flat texture-less areas, particular areas of each shot hold certain amounts of weight and value. See all the crazy angles in the following shots.
Make Movies - Characters page 4 To make a character work well it has to be the right character for the part. It has to look right, move right, dress right, have the right surroundings, and come over with credibility. In effect, the character has to be properly caste, rehearsed, and performed.