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  • Windows to Worlds: The Art of Devin Elle Kurtz – PRE-ORDER!

    Illustrator and concept artist Devin Elle Kurtz shares her journey, from childhood ambitions to be an artist and finding the best educational fit, to working in the industry as she continues to develop her craft. In addition to a collection of her magical artworks, Devin generously shares her approach to the effective application of color and light, as well as an introduction to the intriguing and immersive subject of storytelling. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a young industry professional, with in-depth theory, technical breakdowns, and key tools sitting alongside new step-by-step tutorials to help readers unlock their artistic potential.
    Incl. Tax: $38.41

  • Character Design Collection: Heroines - PRE-ORDER!

    Delve into the popular and competitive world of heroine design as 50 of the world’s finest character artists from the fields of animation, illustration, comics, and games share a behind-the-scenes look at their stunning sketchbook pages. A range of styles and genres are explored, including classic comic book superheroines and magical princesses, plus historical, fantasy, and sci-fi heroines from across time and space. From concept sketches and initial thumbnails, to emotions and expressions, outfit variations, and an engaging chosen design, artists share their previously unseen explorations alongside expert advice for crafting compelling heroine designs. Further pages explore action and pose – a library of dynamic sketches with invaluable basic-shape overlays, offering a revealing collection of each artist’s ideas and experiments.
    Incl. Tax: $34.29

  • Beginner's Guide to Sketching - FREE CHAPTER 01 (Download Only)

    Please enjoy the first in a series of free samples of our popular Beginner's Guide to Sketching book, featuring an introduction to fundamentals such as basic shapes and different shading techniques.
    Incl. Tax: Free!

  • Anatomy for Artists - SAMPLE (Download Only)

    Please enjoy this free sample of Anatomy for Artists, an extensive visual reference guide to the human form for artists of all abilities and mediums. Containing stunning photography and comprehensive illustrations showing the muscular structure of varying shapes, Anatomy for Artists is a unique book that will quickly become an indispensable addition to your library now and for years to come.
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  • Character Design Quarterly - Sample Issue 2021 (Download Only)

    This jam-packed sample issue is an awesome amalgamation of some of the best articles that have featured in the magazine over the last couple of years. Step into magical worlds of storytelling with in-depth tutorials from Kate Pellerin and Rachelle Joy Slingerland, then learn the best way to keep a sketchbook and make it work for you with Jose Ciceraro. We also put the studio spotlight on Red Knuckles studio, and find out from Rayner Alencar why everyone should be getting into animation right now.
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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.
    Incl. Tax: $15.09

  • Draw What You Love: The Art of Simone Grünewald – PRE-ORDER!

    Following on from the success of her first Kickstarter book, Draw What You Love celebrates the engaging, heart-felt work of much-loved illustrator Simone Grünewald. In addition to fan-favorites from her portfolio and exciting new art commissioned especially for the book, this beautifully presented book delves deeper into her creative journey and generously shares her industry knowledge.
    Incl. Tax: $35.66

  • The Art of Pernille Ørum - with signed bookplate

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    This book features an exclusive bookplate signed by Pernille Ørum.
    In this colorful and vibrant hardback art book, popular visual artist Pernille Ørum shares her artwork over the years, starting with some of her earliest drawings; sharing her progression through various forms of education and offers an abundance of advice to anyone wishing to break into the animation industry themselves – with tutorials on useful business concerns such as how to approach a character design, and a detailed look at the processes she uses for creating her bright, edgy drawings. With the combined content of Pernille’s best works, including art that she has created especially for the book; career advice and tutorials; and a foreword from Disney Legend, John Musker (Co-Director of Moana, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid) this is undoubtedly a book that any budding animator or artist should reserve space on their bookshelf for.

  • 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.
    Incl. Tax: $15.09

  • Beginner's Guide to Fantasy Drawing

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    Delve into the enchanting world of dragons, wizards, and warriors with this dynamic introduction to creating fantasy concepts. Learn how experienced artists craft magical characters and mythical creatures with easy-to-follow step-by-step guides, insightful tips, and art theory made simple.
    Incl. Tax: $20.57

  • Creating Characters for the Entertainment Industry

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    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: $41.15

  • Character Design Quarterly - Sample Issue 2019 (Download Only)

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    This sample issue features a fantastic collection of tips and tutorials from talented artists, including Shaun Bryant, Avner Geller, and Stephanie Rizo. Additionally, Ida Hem builds a sense of disappointment into her character to create a cohesive story, and Almu Redondo shows how she uses standard practices from other disciplines, such as psychology and method acting, to innovate her design choices. You can also find inspiring words and invaluable career insights from renowned artists Meg Park, Kenneth Anderson, and Max Ulichney. Enjoy!
    Incl. Tax: Free!

  • Wonder: The Art and Practice of Beatrice Blue - with signed bookplate

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    This book features an exclusive bookplate signed by Beatrice Blue.
    Wander into the immersive illustrated mind of Beatrice Blue. Filled with playful characters, enchanting natural scenery, and captivating narratives, Beatrice’s designs will appeal to everyone’s inner child. Her fantastic use of vibrant color and luminous finishes give her imaginative scenes life and vigor, while her expressive texturing techniques embellish her already extensively detailed works further, to create designs with depth and integrity.

  • Human Head Anatomy: Stylization (Download Only)

    Join three talented artists (Pablo Muñoz Gómez, Sylwia Bomba and Abigail Larson) as they explore key expressions and demonstrate how emotion can be manifested in varying and subtle ways.
    Incl. Tax: $8.22

  • Human Head Anatomy: Planes of the Head (Download Only)

    Understanding the planes of the head is a valuable tool for any artist who wants to create well-proportioned and recognizable faces. This eBook approaches the human head from a planar perspective to help you quickly capture its major anatomical landmarks.
    Incl. Tax: $8.22

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