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Creative Character Design

By Bryan Tillman

  1. ISBN: 9780240814957
  2. Publication Date: June 2011
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 246
  5. Price:
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    • £18.99 (GBP)
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Description

Create compelling, original characters using archetypes and design elements such as shadows and line with the tips and techniques found in this image-packed book. Bryan Tillman bridges the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design by using case studies, examples of professional art, and literary and pop culture references to teach you how to develop a character, not just draw one. The book also features Character Model Sheets that will guide you through the creation of new and unique characters. Finally, Bryan will break down established character archetypes to show you why and how the different aspects of good character design work. The content on the book is based on Bryan's popular 2009 Comic-Con course on "Character Design."

Reviews

"Tillman's book bridges the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design by using cse studies, examples of professional art, and literary an pop culture references to teach how to develop a character, not just draw one. The book is based on Bryan's popular Comic-Con course on character design."--Animation Magazine

Contents

What Makes For Good Character Design?; Archetypes; Story; Originality; Shapes and Silhouette; Reference; Asthetics; The WOW Factor; Putting It All Together; Glossary