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  • Creating Stylized Animals

    Creating Stylized Animals: How to design compelling real and imaginary animal characters Almost everybody, artist or not, can think of a beloved animal character – whether from a cartoon, a movie, a picture book, a comic strip, or even a cereal box! From the dawn of art to the latest feature-length animation, animals never fail to engage us. Follow in the pawprints of professional artists in this beginner-friendly guide, and you’ll be creating your own fun, memorable animal characters in no time.
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  • Anatomy for Artists

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    Anatomy for Artists: A visual guide to the human form Anatomy for Artists presents an extensive visual reference guide to the human form for artists of all abilities and mediums. Over 240 specially commissioned photographs capture every detail, from muscle definition and bony landmarks to a valuable catalogue of postures and poses. Every photograph is overlaid with musculature, planar, and contour diagrams drawn by figurative fine artist and illustrator Charlie Pickard to deepen your comprehension. The illuminating introduction by expert and teacher Jahirul Amin results in a thorough understanding of the subject and how it relates to your work. Detailed diagrams reveal the inner workings of the joints and muscles, and how their shape and movement affect what you see on the surface, and ultimately in your art.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 07

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    Inside issue 07, designers including Steph Laberis and Haley Justice offer valuable lessons, such as how to make impactful changes to your designs through the use of shape language, and transforming animals into memorable and successful characters. Eduardo Vieira composes a quartet of distinctive characters with an intrinsic connection – heavy-metal music! Combatting stereotypes is tackled by Anthony Wheeler, and Jens A. Larsen Aas has advice on strengthening characters through simple stylistic effects. Discover informative insights into the entertainment industry as Dani Diez, Elsa Chang, and Dirk van Dulmen discuss their creative practices. Meanwhile, Isadora Zeferino and Sheena Dempsey lead us through the fascinating world of the children’s book industry. Finally, cover illustrator Cécile Carre shares the skills that have propelled her from qualified engineer to accomplished character designer.
    Incl. Tax: $15.09

  • Character Design Quarterly issue 08

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    Issue 08 is teeming with fantastic original content from talented international designers. Peek inside the fascinating creative practices of Max Ulichney and Nicholas Kole, and meet the man behind the stunning cover art; Ramón Nunez. As you dive deeper into this issue, you will grasp how to effectively guide the viewer to increase readability like Dave Bardin and jump into drawing successful dynamic action poses with César Vergara. Discover award-winning designer Nikolas Ilic’s reimagining of a classic pirate captain while Alexander Cho reveals the power of color and its ability to dramatically alter the mood of your designs. And finally, to complete our exhilarating journey, explore the adrenaline-fueled dinosaur universe created by Toni Reyna for his informative tutorial on devising unique related characters.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 05

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    Inside issue 05 is a host of extraordinary character designers including Kun Vic and Paul Schoeni, who share the secrets of their successful careers. John Loren illuminates the subject of lighting, while Dung Ho leads a fast and effective warm-up exercise. Tutorials packed with practical ways to improve your character design include Guilherme Franco’s guide to depicting fury with impact, James A. Castillo’s engaging circus troupe, and Alexandra Frantseva’s multi-genre ninja-warrier concept. Ester Conceicao deals with anthropomorphism, while Kévin Roualland reveals how to develop an authentic fantasy character. Plus, Beatrice Blue’s enchanting cover design is broken down to show how she tells a story within a single scene!
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 16

    This vibrant issue features a wealth of extraordinary talent, and kicking things off is the dreamy cover created by digital illustrator and visual development artist Devin Elle Kurtz. Inside, she talks to us about her breakthrough into the animation industry, then provides an in-depth tutorial revealing how she creates her stunning, mood-filled artwork. We also take a step into the world of gaming with character art director Chris Palamara, who takes us through the unique challenges and opportunities of creating characters for videogames, and we speak to the founder and director of Taiko Studios about the joy of bringing international cultures together in their work. Open the cover to discover all this and much more in the magical world of character design.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 15

    Issue 15 is unashamedly packed with romance, magic, and fantasy. You’ll discover an incredible cast of characters, each with their own striking story, direct from the imaginations of world-renowned professional artists. First we speak to Bobby Chiu, who created our enchanting cover, about the studio and online art school he founded with the talented Kei Acedera. Next, dive into comprehensive tutorials from talented creators, featuring personal advice as well as top technical tips. We also speak to Rayner Alencar of Miralumo and Oona Holtane of Netflix Animation Studios, about their work and thoughts on the animation industry, and share some of their inspiring artwork. All this, plus some bonus features with yet more invaluable insights into character design technique, makes for another jam-packed issue.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 14

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    On the pages of issue 14, discover a collection of fascinating artwork, interviews, and tutorials from some of the industry’s finest international artists. Delve into an enlightening interview with award-winning artist Izzy Burton, as she talks about her passion for storytelling, then explains the inspiration and technical approach that led her to this issue’s absorbing cover. Then, unearth invaluable advice from Tim Probert, Art Director at Nathan Love Studio in New York, as he offers guidance on juggling personal and commercial projects. In-depth tutorials from highly respected artists including Toshiki Nakamura and Justin Rodrigues are presented with flair and interest, to help artists of all levels improve and discover new design techniques. Cute creatures, mythological beasts, and hilarious human characters leap from the pages to offer precious inspiration.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 10

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    Within the pages of issue 10, discover an array of enthralling artwork, interviews, and tutorials from some of the industry’s best international artists. Learn how to redesign classic characters in an in-depth tutorial by Ioana Sopov as she demonstrates how to update the evil queen character trope. And if you’re looking to create a journal of ideas for future projects, Jose Ciceraro shares tools, techniques, and mindsets for keeping a sketchbook. For aspirational experience, advice, and masterful artwork, read interviews with skillful concept artist, Haimeng Cao and whimsical designer and illustrator, Kelsey Buzzell. Plus, catch critically acclaimed artist and illustrator, Tom Booth, talking about his varied career and enchanting cover art.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 11

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    Bursting from the pages of issue 11 are dynamic tutorials, in-depth interviews, and expressive characters from a selection of the industry’s most talented creators. Delve into dynamic demonstrations by Jake W Morrison, Amanda McFarlane, and Vanessa Morales, as they create characters with a life of their own; and uncover the tools and techniques used by Sam Nassour to develop his captivating cover art. For a little lighter reading, check out the informative mini features to pick up top tips on how to effectively indicate scale, as well as how to approach alternative color palettes, and imbue characters with emotion. And lastly, relish a jam-packed gallery of engaging artwork by Roma Gewska, Madison Harper, and Leonard Furuberg.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 12

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    Crafted by a selection of the industry’s best and brightest; adorable creatures, kooky aliens, and an array of more personable characters bound from the inside of issue 12. Devised for a range of audiences, the designers outline how best to understand your viewer, reveal some of their favorite techniques built for speed and efficiency, and impart the importance of harnessing your unique take on a client’s brief. Absorb invaluable advice from professional visual development artist, Simon Baek (Toy Story 4, Onward), and the motivational and deeply inspiring words of whimsical illustrator, Sara Kajba of Moonchild Illustrations. Sit back and revel in the fascinating technical approaches of cover artist Sarah Conradsen, the mastermind behind this issue’s shady gang of mercriminals; Tom van Rheenen, and 2D designer for Atomic Cartoons, Lara Carson.
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  • Fundamentals of Character Design

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    Fundamentals of Character Design: How to create engaging characters for illustration, animation & visual development Why do the characters in our favorite books, animations, and games stay with us long after the final scene? The heroic protagonist, evil villain, comedic sidekick - even the supporting cast – have been crafted by clever character designers with incredible skills at their fingertips. This comprehensive character-design toolkit, written by industry professionals, includes everything you need to design successful and compelling characters.
    Incl. Tax: $43.89

  • Character Design Quarterly issue 13

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    This issue’s selection of industry specialists paints a vivid world filled with colorful characters, emotive anthropomorphic cats, and horror icons as never seen before. A diverse range of artists showcase how to utilize light and color, interpret unusual design briefs, and develop unique backstories to enhance character concepts. Follow artistic instincts with surrealist illustrator Moon and pick up the unique “fast and loose” or “referenced and studied” creative processes of featured artists Megan Rose Ruiz, Vanessa Morales, and Dom Murphy. Freelance author and illustrator Andrew Kolb also takes the time to share his creative story and charming illustrations, and Seed Animation studio offer invaluable industry insights.
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  • Character Creation in Maya (Download Only)

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    Over the course of 8 parts, Patrick Evrard reveals a host of useful tips for creating a stylized character in Maya. Starting with a comprehensive and insightful breakdown of the major tools involved in character creation, Patrick moves through modeling, lighting, texturing, and rendering, before moving on to those finishing touches in post-production. Discover everything you need to know about creating a character in Maya!
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  • Photoshop Texturing (Download Only)

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    Futuristic vehicles are popular within the CG industry and are often tackled using a variety of software and approaches. Creating a complicated model which then needs to be textured and lit can be a time consuming process, which is only necessary if the model is to be animated or used in a games engine at a later date. If you are creating a still there is an easier way to texture and light your model that will save you a lot of time and which will still produce impressive results. In this eBook Dhilip Somesh will show you how to create a simple 3D model which will then be textured, painted and lit in Photoshop to create amazing futuristic vehicle illustrations.

    Regular Price: $13.65

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