How do they look? Are they friendly? Aggressive? Stubborn?
You decide your character should look friendly, great! You draw what you have in your mind and you feel proud. Good for you. But what if what you designed gets criticized and people say “With that smile, it looks naughty, not friendly”.
Why? How can you make your characters communicate the personality you intent for them?
This is where this course will help.
In here you will learn the theory behind character psychology, how to make characters with a soul, with personality.
And not only that, but you will also learn how to communicate all those feelings and emotions through your designs.
You will learn how to establish different attitudes by using different shapes, you will understand the meaning of having round features, or pointy features.
And then, after you know the theory, we will practice the whole process of putting the character you have in your mind into paper, by first establishing a strong pose that communicates your character’s personality.
You will learn:
And then, once you have a memorable character with a strong personality, drawn on paper or on digital, what can you do with it?
Well, because this course was created with animators in mind, we added a whole section covering how to prepare your character in illustrator and make it ready for animation.
You will learn about the different angles needed to have what you need for your character, the importance of using a storyboard, and how to trace each part of the body so you have the character well connected and ready to be rigged in After Effects, or any other animation software you want.
We will dive deep, step by step in a tutorial that will guide you how to ensemble the Character Brad, part by part.
Learn how to design your characters and prepare them for animation.
With a background of 11 years in the film industry at Autumn Leave Films, and with over 30 short films produced to this date, Mark belongs to a group of animators who love to share everything they know about animation, from pre-production, animation, to post production.
Showing you how they work on Autumn Leave Animation
His aim is to equip future animators with all the necessary techniques and tips to help them do better projects.
Mark has helped more than 24,000+ students discover techniques and all the knowledge they need to start animating their projects.