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Introduction to Design of Characters for Animation and Video Games

A course by Jean Fraisse , Concept Artist and Art Director

Concept Artist and Art Director. Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico.
Joined February 2018

Learn a simple approach to drawing memorable characters

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  • 100% positive reviews (1.9K)
  • 52446 students

Learn a simple approach to drawing memorable characters

A course by Jean Fraisse

In the world of animation and video games anything is possible, and illustrator, graphic designer, and concept artist Jean Fraisse has demonstrated that by creating breathtaking worlds in his course Concept Art: Introduction to Set Design. This time around, he takes things one step further and shows you how to populate those worlds with likeable characters.

In this course, learn how to design original characters for animation and video games using a simple technique centered around basic geometric shapes.

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 19 downloads

English, Spanish
  • 100% positive reviews (1.9K)
  • 52446 students
  • 19 lessons (5h 15m)
  • 19 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a lineup of likeable characters with lots of personality and a coherent design.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in creating memorable characters as well as illustrators who want to improve their drawing technique, regardless of their skill level.

Requirements and materials

Basic drawing skills are needed for this course.

As for materials, all you need is a computer with Photoshop and a graphics tablet or mouse.


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Jean Fraisse

A course by Jean Fraisse

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Concept Artist and Art Director

After finishing his studies in graphic design in Paris and getting rejected from the city's top animation schools due to his lack of artistic skill, Jean Fraisse decided to teach himself illustration and began using this art form in his work for advertising agencies. He then decided to take the leap into freelancing and started working for major clients like Marinela and Televisa.

In 2015, he discovered HuevoCartoon and has worked for them as an art director ever since. In his free time, he also developed a 2D video game: Elixir.


Content

  • 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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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Introduction to Design of Characters for Animation and Video Games. 3D, Animation & Illustration course by Jean Fraisse Best seller

Introduction to Design of Characters for Animation and Video Games

A course by Jean Fraisse
Concept Artist and Art Director. Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico.
Joined February 2018
  • 100% positive reviews (1.9K)
  • 52446 students