Fundamentals of Character Design focuses on the general elements and principles used by professional artists in order to create successful animated character design. Students will learn necessary terms and explore strategies when approaching a composition. Topics include Form, function, space, line, color, shape, texture and value, through art studies and lectures. Students will utilize these techniques in practice and learn to develop a design with a clear purpose in mind. This class caters more for the development of a stylized than realistic design.
Wouter Tulp was born in Vlaardingen on March 16th 1979. From an early age on he knew all he wanted to do was to draw and paint. After high school he attended the Willem de Kooning academy in Rotterdam. In 2001 he started his career doing mostly editorial illustrations and caricatures for leading magazines and newspapers in the Netherlands. Besides his editorial work, Wouter also illustrated many children's books that have been published in many countries.More recently he steered his career towards character design for feature animation starting on a German feature in 2012 working with the late Harald Siepermann. Since then Wouter has worked on many film projects among which a feature by Paul McCartney. He is currently doing character designs for Eevolver.