Designing Slim Male Characters
Session 1: Building a Library of Facial Features - 43 Minutes
Learn how to design Slim Male Characters with Disney and Pixar-trained illustrator & animator Paris Christou in his NEW four hour tutorial.
Having pre-conceived characters and personalities to work with helps a character designer to start developing. So for this course the characters are based on a young teenage Hero who works back stage at a theatre who then finds out that the Villain, "a crazy magician" has enslaved many bunny rabbits to pull out of a hat in every magic show he performs. Paris takes all the imaginative information of each character and demonstrates the stages to design the Hero and the Villain.
The software used to demonstrate this series is Autodesk Sketchbook Pro but you can also follow along with any major art software or your traditional pencil and paper.
This first series of videos teaches building a Library of Facial Features
- Create different styles of eyes, eye shapes, expressions and positions
- Create a library of many noses and ears
- Create different types of head shapes
Session 2: Designing the Heads - 1 Hour 42 Minutes
The next two videos in the series focusing on head design for the Villain and Hero Characters. They'll touch on...
- Furthering the design of each character to get the look"just right"
- Experimenting with specific features from the library to form the faces
- Illustrating multiple angles to get familiar with the character' s face
Session 3: Designing the Bodies - 2 Hours 8 Minutes
This final session teaches how to draw each character's body with a special video focusing on every illustrator's least favorite thing to draw: hands and feet. Paris won't let you slide by drawing your character posed with his hand's hidden in his pockets or behind his back. After that video, you'll get two more focusing on the body poses and outfits of the Villain and Hero, then a final wrap up discussing the completed Character Sheet.