Hello everyone. Well next week will be my 6th year exhibiting @ San diego Comic Con. Its been a staple channel to meet new people, say hello to those who follow my work and just all around fun for the industry. Anyway, just like the last 4 years I will be @ Table/Booth H5 in the back right by one of the many Cafe Express food courts. I am right next to my good bud Stephen Silver (H6). People know me for my animal character work and book on this subject; The Art of Animal Character Design. Well this year I have put out a DVD on general character design, not limited to animals, entitled "The Art of Character Design Volume 1".
There are so many essential ideas, approaches and practices that I have learned in being a character designer that I felt its time to share this knowledge. This is why I have created this first collection in a series of demonstrations and videos of character design mechanics that consist of live demos done in both the classroom and studio setting that take you through my thought processes and application techniques. If you are just a beginner dont worry because alot of my knowledge is not just in my drawing demos but also in my explanation. The entire series will not just consist of basic design necessities that are essential to a production, like turnarounds and expression model sheets, but also whats important to character development, like personality and the story behind the character. Some topics discussed are "Bringing Life and Personality to Your Characters" and "The Who vs The What". There is almost 4 hours of demos...and the best thing is that I am selling it a Comic Con Special Price of only $20....thats right..learn my techniques and approaches for only $20.00. Many ask why such a good deal...well I like to give back. I believe in making my work affordable when done for educational purposes. For those of you who cant make it to my table (H5) @ Comic Con, dont worry....the DVD will be available online soon enough.
See the cover here: