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Creating characters with personality

Author: Tom Bancroft
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Character design is all around us-in feature films, in comics and video games, on the Web, in corporate icons, in children's book illustration, and in many other places. Even so, during his long and distinguished career as a character designer, Tom Bancroft made a discovery: He's never seen a book devoted to character design. So, he wrote Creating Characters with Personality, sharing his skill and insights to
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Bancroft
ISBN: 0823023494 9780823023493 9781417767243 1417767243
OCLC Number: 61821740
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: What does a character designer do all day? : Two kinds of character designers ; Where to begin ; Imagining the characters ; Character hierarchy --
Let's start designing characters! : The meat, potatoes, and veggies of character design ; Shape ; Size ; Variance ; Begin with the basic shapes ; Doggy do! --
Creating appealing character drawings : Start with a circle: again? ; Turning your character in 3-D ; Pushing your design --
Drawing (beautiful) women : Proportions ; Curves and rhythm ; Tilts ; Faces and eyes ; Hairstyles and clothing --
Four legs: a whole different animal : Choose the nature of your beast ; Importance of anatomy ; Cuteness factor --
Look your age! : Babies ; Children ; Teens ; Adults ; Older people --
Monsters, creatures, and personalities? : Creature questions ; Anatomy 101 ; Shake and bake ; Let's give 'em a hand ; Cyborg a-go-go ; I'm not dead yet ; Exploring a design ; Miscellaneous fun stuff --
Groupings or creating the cast : Variety is the spice of life ; It takes two --
Putting it all together: pose, color, and style : Pose and emote! ; The eyes have it ; Go with the flow ; Color personality ; Rounding out the cast ; Style.
Responsibility: by Tom Bancroft ; introduction by Glen Keane.
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