Creating Iconic Characters for Animation

DURATION: 1 Month (4 weeks)

LEARN AND IMPROVE YOUR MANNER TO DRAW, CREATE ICONIC AND APPEALING CHARACTERS FOR ANIMATION.

This Mentorship is all about Character design - Cartoon and semi-realistic!

THE SUMMARY :

The 2 first weeks you will have 4 assignments to deliver in Black and White sketches only.
Focus: ideas, anatomy, shapes and balance
The point: I am not looking for a perfect sketch or cute sketch, I prefer mere doodles with strong ideas, easy to read at the 1st glance.

The 3rd week, you will refine one sketch I will have choose with you to push further in 1, 2 or 3 iterations (it depends on you!)
Focus: work on the line, gestures, storytelling
The point: It is important to keep the life during this step to optimize the story, the situation of the character to have the best result on one illustration.

The final week, you will focus on the color and composition of the sketch.
Focus: composition, the way you approach the color, color unity, storytelling
The point: it is important to keep the life of the character until the end and to enhance the character in his/her story to create a professional and iconic character.

WHAT YOU'LL GET:

1st week you will receive :
- A Vimeo link to my private Channel for video tips
- A PDF about Character Design
- 1 board of sample of doodles that I expect from you
At the end of the 1st week you have to deliver your work so I can make corrections and send you guidance for the next steps.

2nd week you will receive the correction of your works
- E-mail with feedback / paintovers (with Photoshop) / etc
- available by email if needed during the week
and I wait by the end of the 2nd week the new work of the assignments

3rd week you will receive the correction of your works and the selection of the sketch you need to push further.
- E-mail with feedback / paintovers (with Photoshop) / etc
- available by email if needed during the week

4th week you will receive the correction of your works and you will be asked to start the color process of the character
- E-mail with feedback / paintovers (with Photoshop) / etc
- available by email if needed during the week

NB- I will send PSD or Jpeg and all my tips are for Photoshop but you can also work from procreate or traditional sketches.
The color need to be digital!

FINALLY

At the end of the month, we will have together a one on one 30min chat/skype for feedback on the 4 weeks.

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • For character designers aspiring with background in anatomy and design.
  • For those who want to improve their skills, silhouettes, lines, narration and ideas.
  • Not for beginners

REQUESTED

** Portfolio Required (characters only and between 6-15 pictures max).
** Available for 10 students by sessions at the same time.

Specialities:
Concept Art
Animation
VFX
Directing
VR / AR
Matte Painting
3D
Sketching
Illustration
Traditional Painting
Character Design
Semi Realistic Cartoon
Languages Spoken:
English
Spanish
French
Chinese
Arabic
German
Portuguese
Russian
Other
Level Required: Intermediate
Communication Avalibility:
Email
Text Messages
Phone Call
In Person Meeting
Online Meeting Tools
Other
Timezone Calendar: Central Standard Time GMT-6:00