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.
As a character designer and concept artist, Chris has participated on projects such as Men in Black II, Fantastic Four, Star Trek, Alien vs. Predator, as well as a few yet-to-be-released titles from Disney and DreamWorks Animation. Chris currently splits his time between freelance and personal projects and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.