Where do character ideas come from and how do you transform your ideas into fully-realized characters? Watch this 18-tutorial courses by artist and animator, Siobhan Twomey, and see a character come to life right before your eyes!
Siobhan is a filmmaker, animator and storyboard artist. When she isn't busy with her professional projects she generously shares her knowledge through her many educational activities. We welcome Siobhan to our family of trainers!
Designing characters for animation can be a tricky business with many levels of creative and technical development. In this course, artist, designer, storyboard artist and animator Siobhan Twomey, takes you step-by-step through the character design process.
So where do you begin? How about with some basic principles of character design? Siobhan introduces you to basic drawing techniques and tools you can use to turn your initial ideas into workable sketches. From there she dives into the development phase where you learn how to research and “grow” your character ideas into a workable form.
Once the sketches are complete, Siobhan explores the approaches and techniques you can deploy to "flesh out" the details to give your character features, color and a life of its own.
Be sure to watch all the wonderful courses by Siobhan Twomey as she takes you on an artist’s and animator’s journey, creating original art for visual media.
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Jennifer Takuta Moses wrote on July 17, 2014
Just touching the surface of the creating a character tutorial. I want to bring a wharenui to life with sound and movement
Mark L74 wrote on July 7, 2014
I always tried to draw characters freehand. In this course Siobhan shows how to start with only a rough sketch and refine it through layers of adding more and more detail. I found i can apply this technique to other kinds of drawing as well. Thanks!