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  • How to Be a Children’s Book Illustrator

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    Discover how top children’s illustrators portray characters, narratives, and themes through the art of visual storytelling in this uniquely practical and inspirational handbook. Indispensable techniques are revealed alongside captivating illustrated examples, while in-depth sample stories show how the professionals approach their work. There are even tips for artists who want to write the story too!
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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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  • 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.
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  • Masters of Sketching: Patrick Ballesteros & Paride Bertolin (Download Only)

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    Please enjoy this downloadable segment from our popular Masters of Sketching book, featuring concept illustrator Patrick Ballesteros and character designer Paride Bertolin. Sketching is a versatile medium used by artists of all backgrounds and disciplines, from the old Renaissance Masters to modern concept artists today. Learning from other artists is one of the best things you can do to improve your own technique, and through fascinating and unique step-by-step breakdowns, these master sketchers share how they approach and think about their sketching process.
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  • Dibujante Nocturno: The Art of Fran Garcés

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    Turn the pages of this lavishly produced book to discover a collection of monsters, creatures, and characters created by illustrator and digital artist Fran Garcés, AKA Dibujante Nocturno. Explore an inspiring gallery of his fantastical works and discover step-by-step tutorials that break down not only the artist’s workflow and routine, but also his intricate pen sketching techniques, cleverly chosen color palettes, and detailed rendering. This inspiring book presents a unique opportunity for fans of fantasy art and creature design to see how the epic art of Dibujante Nocturno is created.
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  • 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 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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

  • Sketching from the Imagination: Creatures & Monsters

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    Explore this volume in the popular Sketching from the Imagination series, dedicated to the fascinating field of creature design. Fictional beasts are an endless source of fuel for entertainment and the imagination, whether in epic myths and classic literature, or horror movies and fantasy games. From pencil sketches of aliens and dinosaurs, to digital doodles of dragons and mermaids, this book gathers together the work of 50 artists whose creations are sure to inspire and delight.
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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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  • Beginner's Guide to Sketching: Robots, Vehicles & Sci-fi Concepts

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    Pick up your pens and pencils and join talented professional artists in this invaluable introduction to sketching quintessential sci-fi subjects such as spaceships, robots, futuristic vehicles, and innovative buildings. Learn how to design and color a range of fascinating visionary concepts from start to finish, unlocking knowledge that will allow you to develop your own unique and impressive sci-fi creations.
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