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 is a character designer 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. He is also doing editorial illustrations and caricatures for leading magazines and newspapers in the Netherlands and illustrated many children's books that have been published in many countries.