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Exploring Character Design

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ISBN-10: 1401862969

ISBN-13: 9781401862961

Edition: 2006

Authors: Stephen Missal, Kevin Hedgpeth

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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.
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Book details

List price: $98.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

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.

Preface
Introduction
What Is Character Design?
Research-O-Rama!
Characters: Archetypes, Life Forms and Worlds
Character Concept and Construction
Synthesis: Two and Two Makes Five
Color Section
Stylin
Expression and Emotion or Vice Versa
Anatomical Correctness
Come On and Do the Locomotion with Me!
The Resources that Time Forgot
Not of this Earth: Alien Design
The Power of Design Technique: Final Thoughts, Demonstrations and Illustrations