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Design your character's personality
This is a beginning character design course with an emphasis on creating memorable characters with interesting personalities & shapes to tell a story. The goal is to visually communicate our characters from life observations, reference, and our imaginations. As we continue the course, the students will get used to the idea of iteration and refinement in designs, better serving the story and direction. Exploration, getting out of your comfort zone, and visually communicating through drawing will be major components to our class.
Fundamentals of Character Design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Bringing out the best in talent
Sang Jun Lee received his BFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in California. After graduating, he continued to explore his imagination by specializing in creating style of visual look of character, creature design and Illustration for live action film, feature Animation, commercial and game studios. His clients have included Industrial Light & Magic, Lucas Film, Blue Sky Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Electronic Arts. His film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars Episode III, Men in Black II, Hulk, War of the Worlds, Dr Seuss' “Horton hears a who”, Rio, Epic, Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie, and Blue Sky’s 2017 feature film release, “Ferdinand”.
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Jul 29, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019
Very good instructor. He provided clear and useful feedback each week and the Q&As were very informative.
Brett: you're awesome! I'd definitely want to join another class in the future.
Brett is an amazing artist and teacher.
Brett is a wonderful instructor. I learned a lot from his helpful feedback in a short amount of time. Funny guy, and clearly very knowledgeable about pushing poses and creating very appealing characters!
Thank you so much, Brett! I learned so much and finally learned how to put the character into characters! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything!
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What makes this learning experience unique?
Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
1+ Year Access
Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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