Character Design

What can you tell about a character just by looking at them? Learn about the thought process and steps that go into creating the looks of iconic characters like Wonder Woman, Wreck-It Ralph, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more.

Learn the basics of designing characters from start to finish. Students will be introduced to the fundamental techniques and tools used to create well-developed, easily readable characters as they walk through the major stages of character design—research, concept, critique, and revision. Along with utilizing essential Photoshop illustration techniques, sessions will cover important topics including character archetypes and storytelling, thumbnailing and silhouette design, posing, props and costuming, and more.

In addition to in-class instruction, the average day at Gnomon’s Digital Arts Summer Camp also includes a catered lunch and a guest speaker presentation. Students will have the opportunity to hear from a respected artist working in the entertainment industry for a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to create art for movies, TV, and games.

When the course is completed, students will have an understanding of the character design process, as well as a fully-developed character design which can be used in their portfolios.

Gnomon's Digital Art Summer Camp was developed with the belief that everyone has a creative side. Our small class sizes allow instructors to personalize guidance based on previous experience and artistic goals. Regardless of your ability, we invite Digital Art Summer Camp students to explore their potential at Gnomon.

Tuition: $699.00
Class Length: 5 Days
Course Requirements
  • No course requirements

Software / Technique
  • Adobe Photoshop

Course Sections — Spring Term 2019

 
Day
Mon - Fri
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PT
Dates
June 17, 2019
This class is full
 
Day
Mon - Fri
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PT
Dates
June 24, 2019