Character Design Videos Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Mug Shot Design 04 Preview
Mug Shot Design 04 Preview

In this last round I spend the 20 minutes with one design.  I discuss my thinking and reactions to the mug shot and how that is reflected in the design itself. 

Drawn on a Cintiq in Mischief

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Mug Shot Design 03 Preview
Mug Shot Design 03 Preview

In this round, I show how I use the power of the rectangle combined with FORCE to design this gangsta’s face.

Drawn on a Cintiq in Mischief

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Mug Shot Design 02 Preview
Mug Shot Design 02 Preview

2nd round…With this new mug shot I go through three different designs and execute a rough color on one of them.

Drawn on a Cintiq in Mischief

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Mug Shot Design 01 Preview
Mug Shot Design 01 Preview

Using old mug shots of criminals, I discuss different manners to approach drawing them from realism to design and opinion.

Drawn on a Cintiq

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Bug Bear Design 02-Subscriber Danny G Preview
Bug Bear Design 02-Subscriber Danny G Preview

While looking over Danny’s Bugbear explorations, I discuss numerous tips on learning form. 

Created on a Cintiq

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Bug Bear Design Preview
Bug Bear Design Preview

Reminiscing over my Advanced Dungeon and Dragon days, I redesign the infamous Bugbear.  During this redesign, I discuss FORCE, shape design and football gear.

Created on a Cintiq

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Mystical Creatures - Preview
Mystical Creatures

How do you combine human and animal FORCES?  This video discusses solutions to this question using a centaur and Satyr as its subjects!

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Elven Warrior, focus on FORCE - Preview
Elven Warrior, focus on FORCE - Preview

From reference acquired from characterdesigns.com, watch as force creates this elven warrior. Shape, forceful form and a rhythm overlay are discussed in this video.

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SpiderMan Forces - Preview
SpiderMan Forces - Preview

This video takes SpiderMan as the vehicle for describing FORCE. Learn how to draw a dynamic pose from imagination.

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FORCE Heroic Poses Preview
FORCE Heroic Poses Preview

Inspired by the superhero films of late, this video discuss how to take a mundane pose and inspire it with FORCE.  Numerous techniques are demonstrated throughout this 15-minute video.

Created on a Cintiq

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Pirate- Pushing the Pose - Preview
Pirate- Pushing the Pose

In this video I show my warm up technique, why I use it and then proceed to draw a pirate from photo reference only to draw it again with more FORCE!!!

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Force studies 01 - Preview
Force studies 01 - Preview

The angle created by the relationships between forces can help decide the level of drama in a pose.

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Multiple Angle Uses - Preview
Multiple Angle Uses

Angles are formed by connecting the apexes of FORCES.  This video explains multiple uses of angles from concepts to techniques in order to assist you illustrating more dynamic poses.  The affect angles have on gravity is also discussed.

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Force Angles - Preview
Force Angles

The angle created by the relationships between forces can help decide the level of drama in a pose.

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