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Exploring Character Design (Design Exploration)

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ISBN13: 9781401862961
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Seasoned character creators Kevin Hedgpeth and Stephen Missal, drawing on the concepts examined in their previous book, Exploring Drawing for Animation, present a definitive guide to designing and developing characters for visual media. Exploring Character Design covers the entire character-creation process, from concept to final product-including research, conceptualization, synthesis, and refinement. Laying out a step-by-step analysis of character construction in accordance with standard industry methodology, Hedgpeth and Missal lead the reader on a fascinating journey into character design theory and practice to show how strong characters are actually built.

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Seasoned character creators Kevin Hedgpeth and Stephen Missal, drawing on the concepts examined in their previous book, Exploring Drawing for Animation, present a definitive guide to designing and developing characters for visual media. Exploring Character Design covers the entire character-creation process, from concept to final product-including research, conceptualization, synthesis, and refinement. Laying out a step-by-step analysis of character construction in accordance with standard industry methodology, Hedgpeth and Missal lead the reader on a fascinating journey into character design theory and practice to show how strong characters are actually built.

About the Author

Kevin Hedgpeth is an artist and educator with more than 15 years of experience in animation and character design. Currently an Assistant Academic Director at The Art Institute of Phoenix, he is also an Animation Consultant for the Puppeteers of America, Inc. Stephen Missal is an Instructor at The Art Institute of Phoenix. He is also an Illustrator, with clients including: Wizards of the Coast, Winchester Press, Arizona Public Service, Alpha Omega Publications and Gorsuch Scarisbrick- Publishers.

Table of Contents

What is Character Design? Sources: Where to Find Ideas. Types of Characters: What is Available? Concept and Construction. Synthesis. Style and Refinement. Expression and Emotion. Anatomy. Locomotion. Prehistoric Resources: An Example of Category Exploration. Not of this Earth: Alien Design. Demonstrations and Illustrations.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401862961
Author:
Hedgpeth, Kevin
Publisher:
Delmar Thomson Learning
Author:
He
Author:
dgpeth, Kevin
Author:
Hedgpeth, Kevin (Kevin Hedgpeth)
Author:
Missal, Stephen
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Graphic arts -- Technique.
Subject:
Characters and characteristics in art.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Series:
Design Concepts
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.84x8.04x.69 in. 2.20 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
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"Synopsis" by , Seasoned character creators Kevin Hedgpeth and Stephen Missal, drawing on the concepts examined in their previous book, Exploring Drawing for Animation, present a definitive guide to designing and developing characters for visual media. Exploring Character Design covers the entire character-creation process, from concept to final product-including research, conceptualization, synthesis, and refinement. Laying out a step-by-step analysis of character construction in accordance with standard industry methodology, Hedgpeth and Missal lead the reader on a fascinating journey into character design theory and practice to show how strong characters are actually built.
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