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  • Creating Characters for the Entertainment Industry

    Step behind the scenes of the animation, illustration, and video game industries to learn how their characters are briefed and designed. Indispensable for both students and professional character designers alike, this book focuses on how to tailor your work to meet the individual needs of audience, media, marketing, and production, while still creating truly dynamic, imaginative, and original characters.
    Incl. Tax: $36.38

  • Character Design Quarterly issue 09

    Within the pages of issue 09, discover an array of enthralling artwork, interviews, and tutorials from some of the industry’s best international artists. Study an in-depth tutorial by Jefrain Gallipoli and learn to effectively develop a character whose appearance perfectly encapsulates the feeling of amazement. If you are looking to begin with the basics, listen to Tom Hänni as he speaks the language of shape, and offers tips on how to loosen up and get started. For aspirational experience, advice, and masterful artwork, peruse interviews with versatile creator, Patrick Schoenmaker, imaginative children’s book illustrator, Lina Dūdaitė, and renowned Disney veteran, Armand Serrano.
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  • 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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  • Creating Stylized Characters

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    Delve into the vibrant, exciting world of character design with Creating Stylized Characters! Join professional illustrators, animators, and comic artists as they demonstrate how to exaggerate form and proportion. Sharing in-depth and industry-informed knowledge of creating fun and memorable characters, this book teaches essential creative skills that are applicable to both digital and traditional media. Learn how to design exciting heroes, villains, and monsters, as well as about key concepts such as gesture, color, poses, and expressions.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 06

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    Issue 06 features a range of exciting artists and character designers to awaken your creativity! Self-taught artist Amanda MacFarlane discusses her engaging designs, Floriane Marchix chats to us about visual development on animated feature films, and James A. Costillo talks about the skills needed to become a successful Art Director. In this issue’s tutorials, comic artist Ivan Shavrin explains how to distinguish conflicting characters in a scene, Hollie Mengert creates a trio of characters featuring both contrast and cohesion, and Tata Che shows how a character can develop and adapt throughout a life span. Also in this issue you can find professional design tips from artists including Julia Christians, Luis Gadea, and Victoria Kosheleva. Plus, our incredible cover artist, Lois van Baarle (Loish), discusses her life and work as a freelance artist and shows the progress of creating this spectacular cover artwork!
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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.
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  • The Ultimate Concept Art Career Guide

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    The Ultimate Concept Art Career Guide is an expert-led handbook to help you launch, sustain, and evolve a career as an artist in the entertainment industry. With helpful insights and encouragement from experienced freelance artists and leading industry professionals, learn how to create a winning portfolio, develop your online presence, and handle the ups and downs of an art career. Incorporating education and training suggestions, interview tips, and best practice advice, this guide is ideal preparation for anyone wanting to develop a career as a professional concept artist, and artists hoping to explore new career options or considering freelance work.
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  • Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques

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    For matte painters and concept artists working in the movie, video game, and TV industries, it is often important to be able to quickly and efficiently create artwork for storyboarding and storytelling purposes. Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques aims to be the go-to book for artists training to enter the industry, and for established artists looking to brush up on their knowledge of speed painting. With invaluable time-saving tips on custom brushes and photobashing, and guides for painting in 10-, 30-, 60- or 120-minute periods, this book will help you on your way to becoming a speed-painting master!
    Incl. Tax: $26.67

  • Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 6

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    With the series now in its sixth year, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 6 continues the tradition of showcasing the latest digital painting trends and techniques, from a host of industry experts such as Donglu Yu and Wojtek Fus. Yu is a Senior Concept Artist at Ubisoft, providing professional visual development for top-rated AAA game titles, such as Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and Assassin’s Creed III. Fus is a freelance Illustrator and Concept Artist for games and animation, who has created artwork for clients such as Applibot, Dark Stork Studios, and Platige Image.
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  • Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 7

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    In Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 7 you will discover a variety of artists’ methods for creating perfect pin-ups, impressive vehicles, breathtaking environments, magnificent mythological creatures, and much more! Plus you will learn how to craft matte paintings using Cinema 4D and brush up on your speed painting techniques. Browse for inspiration and to pick up top tips or follow project workflows in more detail with the step-by-step tutorials – either way, you’ll open up the book and find something valuable to take away. Useful for intermediate digital artists and professionals, this title is another must-have for any digital artist’s bookshelf!
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  • Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 2

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    Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 2 provides another thrilling opportunity to learn from some of the most accomplished and skilled digital artists from around the world. The second volume in this series covers a wide variety of themes and topics and provides in-depth tutorials to aid and inspire any digital artist, whether beginner or veteran.
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  • Forge & Carve

    With knowledge passed down through the centuries, the presence of traditional crafts such as spoon carving, leather working, and knife making is becoming more and more pronounced in contemporary culture and on platforms such as social media and e-commerce. As the pressures of a fast-paced, modern-day life weigh on people, many seek solace in more manual, artful practices that take us out of ourselves and produce something beautiful and useful. Forge & Carve looks at eighteen crafters and how and why they create the items they do. From basket weaver to blacksmith, from potter to bowyer, meet some of the talented people behind this revival of time-honoured techniques and discover how they make a living from their artistry. Admire their craftsmanship; share their enthusiasm; and learn from their philosophy.

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  • Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 3

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    Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 3 presents another collection of inspiring and motivational tutorials for artists of all levels.
    Incl. Tax: $36.38

  • Character Design Quarterly issue 04 - SOLD OUT!

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    Issue 04 features the work of talented professional character designers including Christophe Jacques, Stephanie Rizo Garcia, and Nikolas Ilic. Kacey Lynn demonstrates how to design a character for a fairytale, Guille Rancel explores ways to depict pride, and Jeremy Hoffman creates an aged polar warrior with a twist. In this issue’s interviews, Karoline Pietrowski and Kenneth Anderson share insights into their working lives, and Luis Gadea shares his advice and experience on developing a successful character design career. Plus, learn how to design characters specifically for children with Jeff Harvey, and discover the art and passions of Pernille Ørum, the artist behind this issue’s fantastic cover!
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 03 - SOLD OUT!

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    Character Design Quarterly issue 03 is bursting full of inspiration for artists, animators, illustrators and character art enthusiasts.
    In issue 03 exceptional artists Peter Han, Alberto Camara, and Daniel Isles discuss their work and diverse careers so far. Ida Hem, Almu Redondo, and David Ardinaryas Lojaya present detailed design tutorials on perfecting a character of your own with personality, balance, and interesting contrasts. We also speak to Birgitta Hosea, Head of Animation at Royal College of Art, London, about their internationally renowned animation course, and learn quick design tips from designers including Isadora Zeferino and Matt Howorth. Anna Cattish, the artist behind our striking cover image, discusses the artists and events that have influenced her work, and much more besides!
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