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Stylize cartoon to comic-realism characters
In this course, students will learn: 1) Blocking out characters efficiently with simple geometric forms, 2) Going from stylized/cartoon character to comic realism, 3)Anatomy of the body and face, 4) Retopologizing your character and props to get in the habit of clean working pipeline, 5) Adding design choices that drive the story of the character, 6) Bringing life and story to the character with pose, 7) Simple lighting technique to show the importance of lighting the character
Environment design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Igniting your imagination
Lectures by Hannah Kang
Hannah Kang works as a Digital Sculptor and Designer at Dreamworks Animation in Los Angeles, California, previously worked at Legacy Effects Studio. Hannah believes her best art makes you laugh! Your art is at its best when you know what you want it to do! Hannah Kang graduated the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in 2014. Hannah has been delivering characters, creatures, and assets on projects like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Pacific Rim 2, Underwater and many more. Legacy provides one of the industry's most diverse portfolios requiring you to work on projects styles ranging from Call of Duty, Doom, and Crash Bandicoot to Avengers, Iron Man and the Georgia Lottery's Flying Pig!!!. While Legacy tends to focus on real-world translation of costumes and character builds that are created to be worn by actors. Hannah's personal style is often referred to as "bleedingly cute," showing a love for a feature animation style and a strong side of dorkiness--all with the aim of making viewers' first response to laugh out loud. Hannah has been teaching professional and student artists improve their portfolios for the past two years, and considers herself a student still--with a strong pursuit of continuous education. Hannah would like to someday work on children's books and create a universe of her own.
winter TERM Registration
Nov 5, 2018 - Feb 1, 2019
Armando Durruthy / Winter 2018
Hannah Kang is an exceptionally talented artist that brings a real world perspective on how to execute at the highest levels of the entertainment industry. Hannah gives excellent instruction, insight and direction on what principals to focus on when articulating aesthetics and design in 3D space. Being able to learn from Hannah in a live Q&A environment with weekly dialogue has really helped expedite my learning and progress. Hannah’s class is much appreciated and highly recommended.
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