Character Mentor

Learn by Example to Use Expressions, Poses, and Staging to Bring Your Characters to Life

Author: Tom Bancroft

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240820711

Category: Art

Page: 163

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Provides advice for graphic artists on how to deepen characterizations through poses and expressions, and presents a variety of exercises, with examples of how previous artists have handled them and expert suggestions to improve the results.

Character Mentor

Learn by Example to Use Expressions, Poses, and Staging to Bring Your Characters to Life

Author: Tom Bancroft

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 113614742X

Category: Art

Page: 180

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You've researched your character extensively, tailored her to your audience, sketched hundreds of versions, and now you lean back content as you gaze at your final character model sheet. But now what? Whether you want to use her in an animated film, television show, video game, web comic, or children's book, you're going to have to make her perform. How a character looks and is costumed starts to tell her story, but her body language reveals even more. Character Mentor shows you how to pose your character, create emotion through facial expressions, and stage your character to create drama. Author Tom Bancroft addresses each topic with clear, concise prose, and then shows you what he really means through commenting on and redrawing artwork from a variety of student "apprentices." His assignments allow you to join in and bring your drawing to the next level with concrete techniques, as well as more theoretical analysis. Character Mentor is an apprenticeship in a book. Professional artists from a variety of media offer their experience through additional commentary. These include Marcus Hamilton (Dennis the Menace), Terry Dodson (X-Men), Bobby Rubio (Pixar), Sean "Cheeks" Galloway (Spiderman animated), and more. With a foreword by comicbook artist Adam Hughes, who has produced work for DC, Marvel Comics, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros. Pictures, and other companies.

Character Mentor

Learn by Example to Use Expressions, Poses, and Staging to Bring Your Characters to Life

Author: Tom Bancroft

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136147411

Category: Art

Page: 180

View: 4711

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You've researched your character extensively, tailored her to your audience, sketched hundreds of versions, and now you lean back content as you gaze at your final character model sheet. But now what? Whether you want to use her in an animated film, television show, video game, web comic, or children's book, you're going to have to make her perform. How a character looks and is costumed starts to tell her story, but her body language reveals even more. Character Mentor shows you how to pose your character, create emotion through facial expressions, and stage your character to create drama. Author Tom Bancroft addresses each topic with clear, concise prose, and then shows you what he really means through commenting on and redrawing artwork from a variety of student "apprentices." His assignments allow you to join in and bring your drawing to the next level with concrete techniques, as well as more theoretical analysis. Character Mentor is an apprenticeship in a book. Professional artists from a variety of media offer their experience through additional commentary. These include Marcus Hamilton (Dennis the Menace), Terry Dodson (X-Men), Bobby Rubio (Pixar), Sean "Cheeks" Galloway (Spiderman animated), and more. With a foreword by comicbook artist Adam Hughes, who has produced work for DC, Marvel Comics, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros. Pictures, and other companies.

Creating Characters with Personality

Author: Tom Bancroft

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0399578730

Category: Art

Page: 144

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From Snow White to Shrek, from Fred Flintstone to SpongeBob SquarePants, the design of a character conveys personality before a single word of dialogue is spoken. Designing Characters with Personality shows artists how to create a distinctive character, then place that character in context within a script, establish hierarchy, and maximize the impact of pose and expression. Practical exercises help readers put everything together to make their new characters sparkle. Lessons from the author, who designed the dragon Mushu (voiced by Eddie Murphy) in Disney's Mulan—plus big-name experts in film, TV, video games, and graphic novels—make a complex subject accessible to every artist.

Fantasy Cartooning

Author: Ben Caldwell

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402741944

Category: Art

Page: 95

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The author of Action! Cartooning moves on to fantasy cartooning, presenting all the techniques necessary to create monsters, heroes, and magical kingdoms. Original.

Creative Character Design

Author: Bryan Tillman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136129812

Category: Art

Page: 257

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Create compelling, original characters using archetypes and design elements such as shadows and line with the tips and techniques found in this image-packed book. Bryan Tillman bridges the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design by using case studies, examples of professional art, and literary and pop culture references to teach you how to develop a character, not just draw one. The book also features Character Model Sheets that will guide you through the creation of new and unique characters. Finally, Bryan will break down established character archetypes to show you why and how the different aspects of good character design work. The content on the book is based on Bryan's popular 2009 Comic-Con course on 'Character Design'. Learn what makes a character unique and powerful by using shapes, shadows, and form - this title includes 'character model sheets' so you can put it all together yourself, as well as case studies from established artists. It bridges the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design in a practical, hands-on way - learn how to use story and archetypes to develop compelling, new characters. Based on a standing-room only presentation at Comic-Con 2009 in San Diego, it features the artwork of a collection of professional artists as examples to the techniques shown in the book.

Action! Cartooning

Author: Ben Caldwell

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806987392

Category: Art

Page: 95

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Offers step-by-step instructions for drawing faces, anatomy, creating emotion, and drawing figures in action settings.

Alive Character Design

For Games, Animation and Film

Author: Haitao Su,Vincent Zhao

Publisher: Cypi Press

ISBN: 9780956288073

Category: Characters and characteristics in art

Page: 175

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Follow this lively and entertaining book as it illuminates the basics of effective character design. Whether male or female, animal, monster or alien - certain rules apply that animate the figure and elevate it from a two-dimensional plane. Knowledge of a

Directing for Animation

Everything You Didn't Learn in Art School

Author: Tony Bancroft

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136126538

Category: Art

Page: 256

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There’s no class in art school that can teach you this. Believe it or not, there’s a lot more to directing a great animated film than beautiful illustrations and cool characters. You need to bring out your inner creative visionary and take your savvy leadership skills to the front lines - being great with a pencil, brush, or stylus is not enough. Tony Bancroft released his inner creative visionary when creating Mulan. In Directing for Animation he shows you exactly how. Pull the right strings to bring your characters to life and center your story by developing the visual cues that lend to your audiences understanding of the plot, place, and purpose. Tony walks you through the process, bringing you behind the scenes of real, well-known projects - with a little help from some famous friends. Learn from the directors of Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Ice Age, Chicken Run, and Kung Fu Panda, and see how they developed stories and created characters that have endured for generations. Get the inside scoop behind these major features...pitfalls and all.

Simplified Anatomy for the Comic Book Artist

How to Draw the New Streamlined Look of Action-Adventure Comics!

Author: Christopher Hart

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780823047734

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Presents a guide to stylized figure anatomy for artists wishing to emulate one of today's popular streamlined comic book styles, with step-by-step demonstrations and studies of major muscle groups, heads, hands, and feet.

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8184958595

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life but soon becomes restless and discards it for pleasures of the flesh. He is quickly bored and sickened by the unending lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, he comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life – the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace and, finally, wisdom Hermann Hesse’s beautiful rendition of the journey of a young man during the times of the great Gautam Buddha is not just an evocative piece of art but also a work of mystery offered to the reader to solve for himself. Hermann Karl Hesse was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.

Trade Secrets

Rowland B. Wilson’s Notes on Design for Cartooning and Animation

Author: Rowland B. Wilson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136127259

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Animation doesn't come with instructions; Rowland B. Wilson demanded guidelines. Trade Secrets offers a never before published peek into the personal journals of Rowland B. Wilson (1930-2005), a legend in the world of Cartooning, Advertising, Illustration and Animation. Trade Secrets is a compendium of tips, tricks, philosophies and techniques garnered over a lifetime of professional animation and artistry. Study one-on-one with a mentor whose Walt Disney film credits include The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Atlantis and Treasure Planet. These writings represent the quintessential refresher for fine artists and animation professionals, and are vital tutorials for students who are now poised to be part of another new generation in the art form. Have a seat and let an amiable, respected mentor reveal his keys to success. Develop your professional creative toolset with a focus on foundational animation techniques. Inspiration in your pocket; Trade Secrets includes a digital pocket guide, filled with charts and diagrams as well as helpful tools and tips.

Animator

The Coolest Jobs on the Planet

Author: Tom Bancroft,Nick Hunter

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1410966461

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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"Find out what's involved in becoming a film animator from a top professional in the field. You'll find out about the animator's heroes, the equipment and skills he uses, and the challenges of producing the illusion of movement from thousands of images called frames!"--

Careers in Computer Graphics & Animation

Author: Garth Gardner

Publisher: G G C Incorporated Pub

ISBN: 9780966107524

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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Summarizes positions and professions in the fields of computer graphics, design, and animation, discussing position titles, potential salaries, and related information obtained through interviews with professionals in these fields.

The Boys in the Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Author: Daniel James Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622741

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36” For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Draw with Jazza - Creating Characters

Fun and Easy Guide to Drawing Cartoons and Comics

Author: Josiah Brooks

Publisher: Impact

ISBN: 9781440344947

Category: ART

Page: 144

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-Draw with Jazza YouTube star Josiah Brooks breaks down an easy-to-follow method that will help you to invent and draw original characters time and time again. Whether sci-fi or steampunk, comic book heroines or tattooed action heroes, animal familiars or alien races, you will discover the limitless possibilities of creating your very own characters for comic books, cartoons, video games and more! No matter what your skill level, you can draw from concept to finished art with confidence. Jazza shows you how as he walks you through The Design Process!,---page [4] of cover.

Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animated Features and Shorts, third Edition

Author: Nancy Beiman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351652338

Category: Computers

Page: 385

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Successful storyboards and poignant characters have the power to make elusive thoughts and emotions tangible for audiences. Packed with illustrations that illuminate and a text that entertains and informs, Prepare to Board, 3rd edition presents the methods and techniques of animation master, Nancy Beiman, with a focus on pre-production, story development and character design. As one of the only storyboard titles on the market that explores the intersection of creative character design and storyboard development, the third edition is an invaluable resource for both beginner and intermediate artists.

Fantasy Genesis Characters

A Creativity Game for Drawing Original People and Creatures

Author: Chuck Lukacs

Publisher: Impact

ISBN: 9781440349973

Category: Drawing

Page: 144

View: 2629

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Conjure creatures and characters from your imagination! To generate fantasy characters and inhabitants that populate an imaginary world, sometimes you need a little creative fuel...and a 20-sided die. Fantasy Genesis Characters is a choose-your-own-adventure game where a roll of the dice decides what type of creature you create. Each chapter expands on mimicking the observable world to engineer original populations by mashing up unrelated quirks and concepts--think "vegetarian zombie," "Byzantine goth" or "gangster sheep." Roll the dice to combine traits from word lists. Mix random emotions, behaviors, costumes, cultures and anthropomorphic attributes to create infinite and unexpected characters. Short lessons supply the building blocks to develop character components--expressions, gestures, posture, etc.--while mini demos, creative challenges and RPG-like activities help you bring them to life. 30+ challenges and demonstrations illustrate how to conceptualize and create fully developed fantasy characters Use free-association word games to jump-start your brain into forming original ideas, crazy-cool mash-ups and visual solutions Includes a crash course in anatomy, plus tips for drawing from life and reference photos Learn to sketch facial expressions and modify classic archetypes

Character Mentor Studio, Workbook 1- Shape Inspiration

Author: Tom Bancroft

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781470175283

Category:

Page: 100

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The Character Mentor Studio "Workbook" series is a fun educational tool for any artist that enjoys creating characters. Workbook 1- Shape Inspiration- is 50 pages of regular and odd shapes- 4 or 5 per page- for you to make into crazy, serious, or inventive characters! Explore all the nooks and crannies and see what kind of character comes out of it!

Mermaids to Color

A #Mermay Adult Coloring Book

Author: Tom Bancroft

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534965256

Category:

Page: 48

View: 5495

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Mermaids are the perfect, fun theme to color. Instant relaxation will wash over you as you enjoy making each variety of mermaid as varied as all the fish in the sea! Drawings are by award winning artist Tom Bancroft and will provide you with ours of fun. A big 48 pages with 22 mermaids to color!