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Exploring Character Design 1st Edition

Kevin Hedgpeth, Stephen Missal

  • Published
  • 288 Pages

Overview

Seasoned character creators Kevin Hedgpeth and Stephen Missal, drawing on the concepts examined in their previous book, Exploring Drawing for Animation, present a definitive guide to designing and developing characters for visual media. Exploring Character Design covers the entire character-creation process, from concept to final product-including research, conceptualization, synthesis, and refinement. Laying out a step-by-step analysis of character construction in accordance with standard industry methodology, Hedgpeth and Missal lead the reader on a fascinating journey into character design theory and practice to show how strong characters are actually built.

Kevin Hedgpeth, The Art Institute of Phoenix

Kevin Hedgpeth is an artist and educator with more than 15 years of experience in animation and character design. Currently an Assistant Academic Director at The Art Institute of Phoenix, he is also an Animation Consultant for the Puppeteers of America, Inc.

Stephen Missal, The Art Institute of Phoenix

Stephen Missal is an Instructor at The Art Institute of Phoenix. He is also an Illustrator, with clients including: Wizards of the Coast, Winchester Press, Arizona Public Service, Alpha Omega Publications and Gorsuch Scarisbrick- Publishers.
  • Stresses the preliminary planning and concept development stages that are so important to young designers.
  • Full color section depicts fully developed character and contexts in various media.
  • A back-of-book CD will contain digital images showing the design and development of characters in a variety of media plus an extensive set of digital files to support the book�s exercises and projects.
  • Highlights examples of student character designs as inspiration and as reference for up-and-coming designers.
  • Integrates essential tips and artwork from industry professionals.
  • Shows how to create characters and creatures through a step-by-step visual process.
What is Character Design?
Sources: Where to Find Ideas.
Types of Characters: What is Available?
Concept and Construction.
Synthesis.
Style and Refinement.
Expression and Emotion.
Anatomy.
Locomotion.
Prehistoric Resources: An Example of Category Exploration.
Not of this Earth: Alien Design.
Demonstrations and Illustrations.

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  • ISBN-10: 1401862969
  • ISBN-13: 9781401862961
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $74.25
  • RETAIL $98.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Game Development Essentials: Game Story & Character Development

ISBN: 9781401878856
Game Story & Character Development-the newest installment in Cengage Learning's acclaimed Game Development Essentials series-shows how to create compelling stories and characters specifically for games. The book examines the history of storytelling, traditional and game-specific story structure, and all aspects of character development, including physical, psychological, sociological, and verbal. Filled with commentary from game industry professionals-and featuring a companion CD containing game story documentation and demos-Game Story & Character Development is an essential guide for game designers, writers, students, and professionals.

FOR STUDENTS

Game Development Essentials: Game Story & Character Development

ISBN: 9781401878856
Game Story & Character Development-the newest installment in Cengage Learning's acclaimed Game Development Essentials series-shows how to create compelling stories and characters specifically for games. The book examines the history of storytelling, traditional and game-specific story structure, and all aspects of character development, including physical, psychological, sociological, and verbal. Filled with commentary from game industry professionals-and featuring a companion CD containing game story documentation and demos-Game Story & Character Development is an essential guide for game designers, writers, students, and professionals.