Creating Characters with Personality

Creating Characters with Personality Author Tom Bancroft
ISBN-10 9780399578731
Year 2016-02-16
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Watson-Guptill
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From Snow White to Shrek, from Fred Flintstone to SpongeBob SquarePants, the design of a character conveys personality before a single word of dialogue is spoken. Designing Characters with Personality shows artists how to create a distinctive character, then place that character in context within a script, establish hierarchy, and maximize the impact of pose and expression. Practical exercises help readers put everything together to make their new characters sparkle. Lessons from the author, who designed the dragon Mushu (voiced by Eddie Murphy) in Disney's Mulan—plus big-name experts in film, TV, video games, and graphic novels—make a complex subject accessible to every artist.

Character Mentor

Character Mentor Author Tom Bancroft
ISBN-10 9781136147425
Year 2012-11-12
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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You've researched your character extensively, tailored her to your audience, sketched hundreds of versions, and now you lean back content as you gaze at your final character model sheet. But now what? Whether you want to use her in an animated film, television show, video game, web comic, or children's book, you're going to have to make her perform. How a character looks and is costumed starts to tell her story, but her body language reveals even more. Character Mentor shows you how to pose your character, create emotion through facial expressions, and stage your character to create drama. Author Tom Bancroft addresses each topic with clear, concise prose, and then shows you what he really means through commenting on and redrawing artwork from a variety of student "apprentices." His assignments allow you to join in and bring your drawing to the next level with concrete techniques, as well as more theoretical analysis. Character Mentor is an apprenticeship in a book. Professional artists from a variety of media offer their experience through additional commentary. These include Marcus Hamilton (Dennis the Menace), Terry Dodson (X-Men), Bobby Rubio (Pixar), Sean "Cheeks" Galloway (Spiderman animated), and more. With a foreword by comicbook artist Adam Hughes, who has produced work for DC, Marvel Comics, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros. Pictures, and other companies.

Ideas for the Animated Short with DVD

Ideas for the Animated Short with DVD Author Karen Sullivan
ISBN-10 9781136142062
Year 2014-06-20
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Build your skills in the development of story ideas that will command an audience for your 2-5 minute animated short. Packed with illustrated examples of idea generation, character and story development, acting, dialogue and storyboarding practice this is your conceptual toolkit proven to meet the challenges of this unique art form. The companion DVD includes in-depth interviews with industry insiders, 18 short animations (many with accompanying animatics, character designs and environment designs) and an acting workshop to get your animated short off to a flying start! With Ideas for the Animated Short you'll learn about: Story Background and Theory * Building Better Content * Acting: Exploring the Human Condition * Building Character and Location * Building Story * Dialogue * Storyboarding * Staging

Characters in Fictional Worlds

Characters in Fictional Worlds Author Jens Eder
ISBN-10 9783110232424
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 605
Language en
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
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Although fictional characters have long dominated the reception of literature, films, television programs, comics, and other media products, only recently have they begun to attract their due attention in literary and media theory. The book systematically surveys today´s diverse and at times conflicting theoretical perspectives on fictional character, spanning research on topics such as the differences between fictional characters and real persons, the ontological status of characters, the strategies of their representation and characterization, the psychology of their reception, as well as their specific forms and constellations in - and across - different media, from the book to the internet.

Force

Force Author Michael D. Mattesi
ISBN-10 9780240809939
Year 2008
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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A unique perspective on a fundamental skill - Character Design is necessary for animators, game designers, comic book artists and illustrators.

Creative Character Design

Creative Character Design Author Bryan Tillman
ISBN-10 9781136129810
Year 2012-12-12
Pages 257
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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Create compelling, original characters using archetypes and design elements such as shadows and line with the tips and techniques found in this image-packed book. Bryan Tillman bridges the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design by using case studies, examples of professional art, and literary and pop culture references to teach you how to develop a character, not just draw one. The book also features Character Model Sheets that will guide you through the creation of new and unique characters. Finally, Bryan will break down established character archetypes to show you why and how the different aspects of good character design work. The content on the book is based on Bryan's popular 2009 Comic-Con course on 'Character Design'. Learn what makes a character unique and powerful by using shapes, shadows, and form - this title includes 'character model sheets' so you can put it all together yourself, as well as case studies from established artists. It bridges the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design in a practical, hands-on way - learn how to use story and archetypes to develop compelling, new characters. Based on a standing-room only presentation at Comic-Con 2009 in San Diego, it features the artwork of a collection of professional artists as examples to the techniques shown in the book.

Alive Character Design

Alive Character Design Author Haitao Su
ISBN-10 0956288073
Year 2011
Pages 175
Language en
Publisher Cypi Press
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Follow this lively and entertaining book as it illuminates the basics of effective character design. Whether male or female, animal, monster or alien - certain rules apply that animate the figure and elevate it from a two-dimensional plane. Knowledge of a

Making Faces

Making Faces Author 8Fish
ISBN-10 9781600610493
Year 2008-07-25
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher IMPACT
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This book shows readers fun, easy and effective techniques for all aspects of creating expressive faces and emotions for comics and cartoons. It covers the basic ingredients of an expression, including the eyes, nose, mouth and lips to different head shapes and angles with a final chapter covering storytelling techniques involving scenes with multiple characters interacting.

Fantasy Cartooning

Fantasy  Cartooning Author Ben Caldwell
ISBN-10 1402716125
Year 2005
Pages 95
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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Presents the techniques of fantasy cartooning, including detailed instructions on how to draw monsters, heroes, and magical kingdoms.

Creating Animated Cartoons with Character

Creating Animated Cartoons with Character Author Joe Murray
ISBN-10 0823033074
Year 2010
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher
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Provides comprehensive, step-by-step guidelines for creating a quality animated series and getting it shown, drawing on examples from such programs as Spongebob Squarepants and Rocko's Modern Life.

Character Design

Character Design Author Chris Patmore
ISBN-10 0713673818
Year 2005-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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This is a handy guide to creating cutting edge cartoon characters for comic books, computer games and graphic novels. All the main character types e.g. hero, mentor, sidekick etc. are discussed and step by step illustrations show the basics of figure construction, proportioning and composition as well as portraying emotion, speed, movement and recoil. The figures range from manga-style cyber punks to superheroes to crazy cartoon critters. This is the complete guide for anyone wanting to enter the world of writing for comics.

Smart Graphics

Smart Graphics Author Lutz Dickmann
ISBN-10 9783642225703
Year 2011-07-06
Pages 203
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Smart Graphics, SG 2011, held in Bremen, Germany, in July 2011. The 10 revised full papers presented together with 12 short papers and 4 systems demonstrations were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions covering a wide range of topics including view and camera control; three-dimensional modeling; visual information encoding; video projection; information visualization; interaction techniques; visual communication; and graphics and audio.

Ideas for the Animated Short

Ideas for the Animated Short Author Karen Sullivan
ISBN-10 9780240818726
Year 2013
Pages 259
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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Animated shorts constantly challenge our notion of animation and storytelling techniques with memorable moments, heartwarming characters and amusing plotlines. Pixar shorts like Andre and Wally B proved that computer animation was possible; Tin Toy laid the groundwork for what would become Toy Story; and Mike's New Car exposed Pixar's finely tuned funny bone. These short films, premiering in front of feature films or online laid the groundwork for new techniques, great storylines and engaged audiences around the world. From demo reel creation to festival shorts, students and professionals alike are creating animated shorts that are dynamic and eye catching but the time constraints of these shorts are challenging in their own right. The unique format of the animated short of two to five minutes in length presents a practical and aesthetic challenge that is rarely addressed in the classroom. Ideas for the Animated Short is a comprehensive and practical blueprint for creative and unique animated short creation with a focus on the strength of a compelling story. Ideas for the Animated Short is your answer. A comprehensive guide to the animated short, this title is an invaluable asset for aspiring animation professionals, students and independent filmmakers. Explore the process of developing a short from conception to final delivery and adapt the industry's best practices in your own workflow. Written by three leading animators, artists and professors, Ideas for the Animated Short is written from the unique perspective of a professional animator adapting creative stories into incredible animated shorts. . Follow from start to finish the creation of an animated short from the pre-production thought process to story development and character design. Explore the best practices and avoid the common pitfalls of creating two to five minute shorts. Watch a specially created animated short, demonstrating the core techniques and principles at the companion website! Packed with illustrated examples of idea generation, character and story development, acting, dialogue and storyboarding practice this is your conceptual toolkit proven to meet the challenges of this unique art form. The companion website includes in-depth interviews with industry insiders, 18 short animations (many with accompanying animatics, character designs and environment designs) and an acting workshop to get your animated short off to a flying start! With all NEW content on script writing, acting, sound design and visual storytelling as well as stereoscopic 3D storytelling, further enhance your animated shorts and apply the industry best practices to your own projects and workflows. * This unique creative toolkit for idea generation and refinement is short and to the point, focused on the basic principles you need to know * The companion DVD contains professional and student animations (including preparatory sketches and storyboards) to demonstrate effective techniques and imaginative results * Packed with inspirational interviews and behind-the-scenes work from top professionals from Sony, Pixar and Disney

Anime Studio 6 The Official Guide

Anime Studio 6  The Official Guide Author Kelly L. Murdock
ISBN-10 9781435456174
Year 2009
Pages 559
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Get ready to harness the amazing capabilities of Anime Studio 6, an easy-to-use but powerful 2D animation software package. ANIME STUDIO 6: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE shows budding and professional animators alike how to use all the unique and powerful features o