Character Design 1

Character Design 1

$60.00
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# 4.00 hours

3 - 30 participants

4.00 hours online

3 - 30 participants

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Jax has over 12 years of experience in design and storytelling for the Entertainment Industry as a Concept Artist & Art Director on film, games, VR/AR, TV & IP creation projects. Clients include Apple, MachineZone, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, SyFy Channel, Digital Domain, Super Evil Megacorp, Hi-Rez Studios, Kabam, Adobe, and Psyop. Jax also teaches at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her work is inspired by her love of fantastic worlds and animals, both real and imagined, as she grew up on a healthy diet of Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manuals, The Last Unicorn, Jurassic Park, Dragonheart, The Secret of Nimh, Dinotopia, and Gargoyles. Come learn how to draw and design characters and creatures from your imagination to screen! jaxjocson[at]gmail.com JAXJocson.com

CHARACTER DESIGN 1 
2 wk, 4 hr total 

Learn the fundamentals of character concept art and how to get started designing iconic and memorable characters. In this course you will learn how to create reference boards, iteration sketches, a finalized design, and turnarounds. Additionally we will cover how to continually improve your skills as a commercial concept artist! 

This class will cover the basics of all the professional tools and design methodologies you will need to create iconic characters for your commercial portfolio. 

Through weekly assignments, lectures, and demos you will have a greater understanding of how to successfully convey storytelling and design for a completed portfolio-ready character. 

Live instructor feedback on your homework assignments will be provided. 

Difficulty Level: Beginner ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

Materials: 
✦ Photoshop (recommended) or equivalent such as Clip Studio, Art Studio Pro, Procreate, etc
✦ Cintiq (recommended) or equivalent such as Intuos or iPad + Apple Pencil 

What You’ll Learn: 
✦ Understand the fundamentals of character design
✦ Archetypes & Storytelling
✦ Generate sketch iterations 
✦ Conveying emotion
✦ Anatomy tips & tricks
✦ Costume & weapon design
✦ Portfolio-ready character concept 

This course includes:
✦ 2 week course 
✦ 4 hrs total of instruction, demos, + assignment feedback 
✦ Weekly Homework Assignments (recommended ~8 hours to spend on assignments)
✦ Live feedback from instructor 
✦ PSD files of class demos 

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Jax has over 12 years of experience in design and storytelling for the Entertainment Industry as a Concept Artist & Art Director on film, games, VR/AR, TV & IP creation projects. Clients include Apple, MachineZone, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, SyFy Channel, Digital Domain, Super Evil Megacorp, Hi-Rez Studios, Kabam, Adobe, and Psyop. Jax also teaches at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her work is inspired by her love of fantastic worlds and animals, both real and imagined, as she grew up on a healthy diet of Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manuals, The Last Unicorn, Jurassic Park, Dragonheart, The Secret of Nimh, Dinotopia, and Gargoyles. Come learn how to draw and design characters and creatures from your imagination to screen! jaxjocson[at]gmail.com JAXJocson.com