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Introduction to Design of Characters for Animation and Video Games

A course by Jean Fraisse
Concept Artist and Art Director. Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico.
On Domestika since 02/01/2018
, Concept Artist and Art Director

Learn a simple method to draw memorable characters

  • 100% Positive reviews (270)
  • 5437 students
  • Spanish with subtitles
Introduction to Design of Characters for Animation and Video Games

Learn a simple method to draw memorable characters


  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 100% Positive reviews (270)
  • 5437 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 19 Lessons (5h 15m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

In the world of animation and video games everything is possible, and Jean Fraisse - illustrator, graphic designer and concept artist - has shown him creating incredible worlds in his course of Concept Art: introduction to the design of scenarios ; but this time, it goes one step further to fill those scenarios of endearing characters.

In this course you will learn, through a simple method based on basic geometric shapes, to design original characters for animation and video games.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Hello!
  • U2
    U2. Anatomy for all
  • U3
    U3. Movement and forms
  • U4
    U4. Character design for animation and videogames
  • FP
    FP Final project
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First you will meet Jean, who will tell you about how he learned by himself to design characters and to master the concept art, his professional career and his main influences.

You will learn about the basics of human anatomy, understanding the importance of proportions and shapes, and muscle and bone groups, to represent each of the different parts of the body - the head, torso, arms, hands, hip , legs and feet - in a simplified way.

You will analyze different characters of recognized animations to understand why they work, and then add these features to your creations.

You will understand how you can build interesting characters that convey different emotions to your audience and you will learn to pose your characters respecting the fundamentals of weight, action and dynamics. In addition, you will see how to achieve stunning facial expressions and, you will gather all this to create your first character.

You will continue to know the main differences between an animation character and a videogame character, so that you can create your own in the most appropriate way.

At the end of the course, you will have created a series of characters applying Jean's method step by step. You will choose the ones you like most and unify them in a line up.

What is this course's project?

You will create a line up of attractive and coherent characters with a lot of personality.

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Who is it for?

To anyone interested in creating memorable characters, beginners and professional illustrators, who want to improve their drawing technique.

What you need

To carry out the course it is necessary to have basic knowledge of drawing; have a computer or computer with Photoshop installed and a graphic tablet or mouse.


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Jean Fraisse

A course by Jean Fraisse

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Concept Artist and Art Director

Having finished his studies as a graphic designer in Paris and after being rejected by the main animation schools of the city for lack of artistic level, Jean Fraisse decided to learn illustration on his own, applying it in his projects for advertising agencies. It was then that he decided to start his new profession as a freelance and start working for large clients such as Marinela and Televisa.

In 2015 he came into contact with HuevoCartoon and works with them as an art director since then. In addition, he has developed a 2D videogame: Elixir.


Contents

  • U1

    Hello!

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • Create characters without knowing how to draw
  • U2

    Anatomy for all

    • Proportions and basic forms
    • The muscle and bone groups: The head
    • The muscle and bone groups: The torso (Part I)
    • The muscle and bone groups: The torso (Part II)
    • The muscle and bone groups: The hip and legs
    • The muscle and bone groups: The arms
    • The muscle and bone groups: Feet and hands (Part I)
    • The muscle and bone groups: Feet and hands (Part II)
  • U3

    Movement and forms

    • Designing character shapes
    • The language of forms
    • Action, lines and angles
    • Facial expressions
    • Designing the character
  • U4

    Character design for animation and videogames

    • Design for animation
    • Design for videogames
    • The line up or how to maintain a style
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to character design for animation and videogames

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Introduction to Design of Characters for Animation and Video Games. A 3D, and Animation course by Jean Fraisse Best sellers

Introduction to Design of Characters for Animation and Video Games

A course by Jean Fraisse
Concept Artist and Art Director. Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico.
On Domestika since 02/01/2018
  • 100% Positive reviews (270)
  • 5437 students