Father & sons’ Design Workshop – No.27 – Half-dead Demon Lord – Thomas Romain

Thomas Romain is a French animator working and living in Japan, having worked on several series such as Ōban Star-racers and Space Dandy.

As a fantastic project Romain takes his son’s character designs and revamps them with his amazing skillset.

A really brilliant and uplifting series that I encourage you all to have a look at.

Follow Thomas on twitter for regular updates and tips on illustration and animation.

Father & sons’ Design Workshop – No.27 – Half-dead Demon Lord – Thomas Romain

Character Design Quarterly – Magazine Kickstarter

CDQ is a new magazine bringing expert insights and leading techniques to illustrators, artists and character enthusiasts worldwide.

The backing of this project is over on Kickstarter now, with some good donation rewards for backers.

You can also download a free sample of issue 01 to see if it is something that might interest you  as budding character designers and animators.

For more details on the process of this, check it out on Kickstarter here

Character Design Quarterly – Magazine Kickstarter

Sketchbook Ideas – Sketching People with Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver gives his insight on drawing people and creative character design. He’s currently raising money for his new book. Support his kickstarter at: http://kck.st/2cPFWMz

Silver has designed characters for Disney Television Animation, Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, designing the style of the shows such as “Kim Possible”, “Danny Phantom”, Kevin Smith’s “Clerks” the animated series, and many more.

Check out Stephen’s portfolio here


Sketchbook Ideas – Sketching People with Stephen Silver

3D Character Design Contest

Polycount and Reallusion announce the launch of the 2016 Character Design Contest.
3D artists are invited to enter from July 22nd to October 16th.  The contest theme is open, so use your imagination.   Submit a fully rigged, animatable 3D humanoid character to win.

Total $4000 USD Cash for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and many other high value product prizes from leading partners for special awards: Noitom, Pixologic, HTC Vive VR, Marvelous Designer, Marmoset, Humster3D, 3D.sk, Renderosity, CGtrader, Allegorithmic, and GameTextures.

Contest website
Get all the details and submission information

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Contest Rules

3D Character Design Contest