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Character Design: Designing Animated Women with Tom Bancroft

Tom Bancroft, Author/ Character Designer/ Animator/ Director

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5 Lessons (1h 12m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Lesson 1 Part A

    • 3. Lesson 1 Part B

    • 4. Your Assignment

    • 5. Lesson 2

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About This Class

In this online character design course, Tom Bancroft walks you through the steps of using simplified shapes, how those shapes relate to actual anatomy, using those shapes to create a variety of different female forms, creating “flow” throughout the form, and the size relationships within the body and face. Using reference and “style” are also discussed. In the end, you will design your own female animated characters to use in any way you want!

Lesson 1 (A)
• Introduction to the subject of Designing attractive female characters
• Where to start designing your character? Asking the right questions
• Getting references together! Best practices for photo reference and research
• General thoughts on drawing appealing women characters
• Discussion of variety in eye shapes in character design
• Looking at the proportions and how to push them for more appeal
• Face shapes and their impact on the character design
• Ways to simplify and create flow throughout the character’s body
• Use of the all-important “S” Curve!
• Drawing faces from different angles.
• Looking at your character details and pose

Assignment 1

The student artist is then given the assignment of drawing female characters in a line up. Designing your own characters

Lesson 2 (B)
• Tom describes how he would accomplish the assignment of drawing attractive female characters in a line-up.