NARRATIVE TOOLS FOR CHARACTER DESIGN
with MIGUEL IGLESIAS (Ubisoft, GamesWorkshop, Netflix, ...)
OCTOBER 23 - 24, 2021
LIVE STREAMING ONLINE WORKSHOP
THE WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD ONLINE
This workshop is aimed at developing and designing meaningful characters through the use of visual narrative. This workshop will be looking at the narrative side of the designing process, focusing on the different visual narrative tools at your disposal and their uses when creating characters.
This workshop is aimed at achieving not only good-looking character designs from a purely visual point of view, but specifically to elevate those characters to a higher level by adding meaning, depth, context and story so they can resonate with your audience in a deeper and meaningful way.
First Half of the day
- Suggestive characters:
We will look at how suggestive and inspirational characters can be when used as narrative tools.
- The fundamentals of character design as narrative tools:
We will dive into the fundamentals of character design and how they can be used to create and reinforce narratives in your scenes, and how to use them to add many extra layers of depth and context into your character designs.
- Props and costumes as narrative tools:
We are going to look at the use of props and costumes as narrative tools, to add context, story and depth to your character designs, but also to help characters to support the main narratives in your images.
A quick overview of character archetypes so you get an understanding of the concept of character archetypes. You will learn about the most important types of archetypes you can use when creating your characters.
- Subject matter:
You will get an understanding of how vital role the Subject matter plays when designing a character. To set a strong foundation to build narratives that will help to communicate clearly what you want to say to your audience through your characters. Basically the DNA, the essence of your character.
- Open group analysis/discussion exercise for the class of one painting to cement all the concepts learned to this point.
Second Half of the day
- Research and study:
We will look at how essential this part of the process is in order to create great characters.
-Character design demo, where I will start ( with the students) the process of designing a character. Starting with a concepting/exploration phase to establish a direction for our design.
While you will be creating your version of the character, I will be explaining my mental process, workflow and how I apply and engage with all the subjects mentioned previously.
- First feedback session at the end of the day
- Continuation of the Character design demo:
Moving from the idealization and sketch phase to the realization and completion of the design.
While you work on your character design I will continue working on the demo explaining my mental process, workflow, and how I apply and engage with all the subjects mentioned previously.
-Final feedback of each student´s character.
COST AND SCHEDULE
Cost: € 349,00 VAT included. For more info on discounts and promotions visit the FAQ page
Saturday and Sunday 10:00–13:00 14:00–19:00
Course language: English
Availability: 20 people
- Laptop + Graphic Tablet with Adobe Photoshop installed or iPad + Apple Pencil with Procreate;
Notes: An interpreting service will be available for a minimum of 5 requests.
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