Character Creation : The Complete Guide for Designing Characters for Visual Stories

September 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST

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September 1, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
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If you’re building a 3D character, have you struggled to find a consistent method to make sure they are distinctive and recognisable? Or are you just using trial and error….feeling your way to a possible result?

Drew Spence has solid experience in building dozens of 3D characters, including those for his Force Six Annihilators graphic novel series.  In this webinar session, he’ll show you his step by step workflow to overcome the design hurdles in creating distinguished and memorable characters.

Webinar Duration : 1.5 hours+

Software used in this webinar : DAZ Studio

Content for this 3D Character Development Webinar Includes..

  • Identifying the character and it’s role
  • Who is your character design aimed at?
  • Selecting a body type
  • Define the character’s “look and feel”
  • Exaggerating the defining features of the character
  • Making the character distinctive
  • Finding the default posture that sets a tone
  • Hair for a character
  • The silhouette check
  • Character colours for skin, clothing and accessories
  • Identifying specific character features for suggesting a history or lifestyle.
  • Essential products and assets for creating a lead character or scene extras in Daz Studio.
  • DAZ Studio compatible software and tools to aid in original character creation.

Bonus time for you : Have a character you’re having trouble developing? Bring what you’ve done so far and be prepared to share your desktop. We’ll help you during the session!

About the Presenter Drew Spence

Drew Spence is a graphic comic writer and illustrator from the United States. He creates under the title of The Dynamic Universe. He has combined his music and video into several works- including Mark of the Griffin, which is both a graphic novel and web series. He is part of the instrumental group Fallout Shelter which provides the soundtrack. The other band members are Domino Grey, Dynamics Plus and Xodus Phoenix.
Drew Spence is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and holds various certificates – from graphic arts to web design. Drew Spence was the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Producer’s Edge magazine, a quarterly publication dedicated to all aspects of music production. The magazine was packaged with a DVD which included sound samples, instructional videos and software. He currently lives on Long Island, New York and produces his work from the aptly named Fallout Shelter Studios, where he crafts crafty and clever comics using CGI and photorealistic image manipulation.