Creative Character Design for Games and Animation (Paperback)
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This book takes you through all the basic steps of character design for games and animation, from brainstorming and references to the development phase and final render. It covers a range of styles such as cartoon, stylized and semi-realistic, and explains how to differentiate between them and use them effectively. Using a step-by-step approach for each stage of the process, this book guides you through the process of creating a new character from scratch. It contains a wealth of design tips and tricks as well as checklists and worksheets for you to use in your own projects. This book covers how to work with briefs, as well as providing advice and practical strategies for working with clients and creating art as a product that can be tailored and sold. This book will be a valuable resource for all junior artists, hobby artists, and art students looking to develop and improve their character development skills for games and animation.
About the Author
Jenny Harder has been working as art director, visual development and concept artist in animation and games for almost 10 years. Projects she has worked on include the TV show 100% Wolf, UBISOFT's For Honor and Disney Infinity. She recently directed her own animated short film "Being Good" which won several awards in 2018/2019. She has been giving educational talks at several events like THU, CTN, IFCC and recently started teaching at schools and universities.