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.
David Colman is an illustrator who has been working in the animation industry for 10 years as an Emmy winning character designer, development artist, story artist and currently an art director at Hasbro Animation Studios.