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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 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.
    Incl. Tax: $15.09

  • 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 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 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.
    Incl. Tax: $15.09

  • 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.
    Incl. Tax: $15.09

  • 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

  • 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!
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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.
    Incl. Tax: $15.09

  • 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

  • FREE MAGAZINE - Total Issue 02 (Download Only)

    Welcome to total magazine issue two! This month’s focus is squarely on anatomy, with a mix of traditional, 2D, and 3D tutorials to get stuck into. So polish those tools, crack your fingers, and refine that muscle definition or nail that pose!
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  • FREE MAGAZINE - Total Issue 01 (Download Only)

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    In the very first issue you will be treated to an introduction to the 3dtotal team, and an insight into some of the projects we are working on at the moment. Additionally you can enjoy some of our sci-fi themed articles and tutorials which we hope will help take your own work to the next step.
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  • FREE ISSUE - 2DArtist: Issue 136 - April 2017 (Download Only)

    Sadly 2dartist is coming to an end but the final issue is full of brilliant features! Read interviews with Ismail Inceoglu, and Maximilian Degan, peek in the sketchbook of Waiji Choo and get quick tips on sketching by Sylwia Bomba. Illustrator Nataša Ilinčić also showcases her folklore inspired works.
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  • Character Design Quarterly - Magazine Subscription

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    Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is an exciting print magazine for illustrators, artists, animators and character art enthusiasts. Releasing four times a year, the magazine offers inspirational and educational articles, tutorials and interviews from top industry professionals specifically geared to helping artists hone their character design skills. This unique, engaging magazine provides a regular stream of insider knowledge and illuminating advice from experienced professionals and freelancers to help artists of all skill levels improve their workflow and designs.
  • 2DArtist: Issue 135 - March 2017 (Download Only)

    In this month’s issue we speak to concept artists Steve Chinhsuan Wang and Jason Nguyen about their exciting artwork, and illustrator Jana Heidersdorf shares her sketches and tips on generating new ideas. We also speak to freelance artist Dmitriy Pogorelov about his complex mixed media artworks. Also in this issue, Baldi Konijn shows us how to create an original costume for a stylized Egyptian guard, Amir Zand paints the legendary huntress Artemis as a futuristic sci-fi character, and Alex Olmedo demonstrates how to speed paint an animal mech. You can also learn how Jung-Hoon Lee creates his bold sci-fi scenes, and James Wolf Strehle continues his series on the fundamentals of fantasy painting with a tutorial on effective values.
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