This introductory course focuses on creating characters with strong personalities and visual interests. Topics such as archetypes, shapes, posing, expression, capturing personality & costume will be covered by the in-class lectures and demonstrations. This is a great class for anyone interested in getting into the character design field. (Previous figure drawing and Vis Com 1 experience are strongly recommended.)
You will receive all the class-related emails for this course about a week before the first day of class.
CLASS #: 100
TIME: Saturdays, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM (PDT)
START DATE: October 7, 2023
DURATION: 10 Weeks*
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching, Analytical Figure Drawing, Animal Anatomy, Figure Invention for Animation
MATERIALS: Computer with Photoshop (or Procreate) and digital drawing tablet (Wacom, Cintiq, iPad or other equivalent digital input tools)
INSTRUCTOR: Tom van Rheenen
Tom is a character designer & vis dev artist currently based in Amsterdam. His past clients include Fourth Wall Creative, Sunrise Productions, 3D Total, Passion Animation, Katuni, Bluezoo & Blink Industries.
TIME ZONE: All CDA class days/times listed above are based on the Los Angeles PST/PDT time zone.
*Due to reasons such as instructor sick day, family emergencies, storm, earthquake, fire, flood, or other unforeseen circumstances, Concept Design Academy reserves the right to push any class back 1 week in the schedule if necessary. Students are strongly recommended to plan their schedule with some flexibility in mind to avoid schedule conflicts.
*** Limit one seat purchase for each class per student. Multiple seat purchase of same class will not be honored. ***