Introduction to Voxel Art for Character Design

Searching for Reference & Organizing Them

A course by Zach Soares , Voxel Artist and Animator

Voxel Artist and Animator. England, United Kingdom.
Joined February 2020

Think outside the box and bring your characters to life with Qubicle, Maya or Blender, and Unity

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  • About the video: Searching for Reference & Organizing Them

    Overview

    “Now that we have the idea(s) we want to build off of, we can start to gather references. Gathering references can sometimes take you minutes and other times take you months. Personally, I’ve been gathering references for almost a year to create this piece. If you’re working in a new genre or are looking to explore outside of your comfort zone, give yourself the time to study your references. That may be by sketching or by looking at them obsessively until you understand what you like or dislike about it, take your time. ”

    In this video lesson Zach Soares addresses the topic: Searching for Reference & Organizing Them, which is part of the Domestika online course: Introduction to Voxel Art for Character Design. Think outside the box and bring your characters to life with Qubicle, Maya or Blender, and Unity.

    Partial transcription of the video

    “Searching for reference & Organizing them In this lesson, I'll be showing you how to look for your references. It's a straightforward process, pretty much every artist does this. References are there to help you, so don't worry, I'll show you how to organize it. Let's get into it. This is PureRef. This is what use for building all of my references. On iPad and on mobile, there's a tool called VizRef that you can download as well. That one's for purchase, but PureRef is free. I recommend you use PureRef for any reference documentation you wanna do on images, even notes for your images th...”

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    Course summary for: Introduction to Voxel Art for Character Design

    • Level: Beginner
    • 94% positive reviews (90)
    • 3377 students
    • 4 units
    • 24 lessons (5h 13m)
    • 10 downloads
    • Category

      3D & Animation
    • Software

      Blender, Maya, Qubicle, Unity 3D
    • Areas

      3D, 3D Animation, 3D Character Design, 3D Modeling, Character Design

    Zach Soares

    A course by Zach Soares

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    Voxel Artist and Animator

    Zach is a French Canadian self-taught Voxel artist living in the UK. Although he has almost a decade of experience in working in the game industry, Zach initially studied Urban Design. While creating 3D designs for cities, he started exploring game design on the side, which spurred him to further explore and understand the world of game development through Voxel art.

    His stylized and clean Voxel art has led him to work with many small-scale projects for indie developers, as well as for larger projects with clients like Hipster Whale. Zach works on freelance projects and is the creative director of his own studio Bunnyhug, currently creating their own game that is soon to be launched.


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    Introduction to Voxel Art for Character Design

    A course by Zach Soares
    Voxel Artist and Animator. England, United Kingdom.
    Joined February 2020
    • 94% positive reviews (90)
    • 3377 students