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Design your character's personality
The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation in theory and practice to illustrate and design characters for various industries. This course will cover gesture, basic anatomy, shape design, expressions, storytelling, as well as different thematic choices for your characters. The content in this course can be applied to live action, feature animation, 2D characters, 3D characters, and much more. Understanding the foundations will guide you towards creating stories that feel alive. *DISCLAIMER: This class requires students to be at least age 18 to participate. If you are under age, you must provide parental written consent to take our courses. You may send us this request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environment design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
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Lectures by Brett Bean
After asking to be a drummer to his mother at an early age, Brett Bean was handed a piece of paper and a pencil because, It was more quiet, thus starting his slow descent into the seedy underbelly known as character design and visual development. Since those fateful years he's contributed to Film, TV, games both digital and analog, pitches, manuals, and books. With a passion for travel, caffeine, volleyball, Tom Waits, and speaking in the a 3rd person vernacular, Brett currently free-lances, teaches, and lives with his wife Julie, a brilliant jewelry designer, in Pasadena, CA. His Client list Includes: Disney TV, Nickelodeon, Nerd Corps., Wizards of the Coast, Speakeasy, Space time Studios, Leap Frog, Rumble Inc., Gazillion Entertainment., Wowwee, Imagine FX and More.
Fundamentals of Character Design Student gallery
August 6th - October 22nd
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Chris Lindstrom/ Fall 2017
Very good instructor, provided clear and useful feedback each week and the QAs were very informative.
Jenny Tan / Fall 2017
Brett you're awesome! I'd definitely want to join another class in the future.
Giuseppe Bonanno / Summer 2017
Brett is an amazing artist and teacher, and definitely deserves his own course on CGMA.
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