Character design for model animation - build cool creatures out of any material! Free class

Cecile Noldus, Animation Artist

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8 Videos (20m)
    • 1. introduction and class outline 2:45 min.

      2:45
    • 2. basic materials 4:45 min.

      4:45
    • 3. from doodle to character 2:00 min.

      1:59
    • 4. shape language 2 min.

      2:01
    • 5. cut out shapes combined with objects 1 min.

      1:06
    • 6. how to animate potatoes 1:31 min.

      1:31
    • 7. build a creature step by step 4:24 m.

      4:23
    • 8. now it´s your turn! 1 min.

      1:00

About This Class

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Hi, I am Cecile Noldus, I am a visual artist and an stop motion animator from the Netherlands. I make animated art films and children films. I use all kind of materials, any object I find, a spoon, a tin can, can inspire to make a character. This is a fun thing to do, and I want to share it with you.

In this course, we start from the base with free doodling and out of this intuitive information we can create a whole world of creatures! And it is your very own, unique world! I will show you how to create this kind of doodles and how to create characters step by step. I will give you insight in good materials to use for model building on a small budget. We will build a small model step by step. And since I like animation, I will put in little pieces of animation wherever I can! 

The end product can be a small puppet, or a cool doodle . Let´s dive into our secret doodle world! Join me!

18 of 18 students recommendSee All

This is truly amazing. Thank you.
Kerri Klein

Photographer/Maker/Mama

The class includes creativity prompts that are fun to follow. You do not need to create a 3D character, you can do it in paper with doodles and found objects.
Nelly Carryer

Crafts & Doodles

Interesting! I definetely will try this out.
Apple Tan

Creative Girl

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Cecile Noldus

Animation Artist

Hi, I am Cecile Noldus, I am a visual artist and an stop motion animator from the Netherlands, currently living in Hamburg, Germany. I make animated art films and children films, for example for Sesame Street Germany and other programs. Recently I am working on my own project "Freddy´s Crazy Kitchen", an animated world in a kitchen. Since my childhood, I see creatures everywhere, in any form, any object. That is so much fun, giving an extra dimension to every day life. I hope to share it with you in upcoming workshops!