Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Character Design - 2018 Student Showcase

Andrea Torrejon
Escape Studios recently concluded another 8 week evening class in character design, taught by the very talented Andrea Torrejon.

Andrea is an experienced industry professional, who has most recently been working on the Disney project "Dalmation Street" for Passion Pictures in London.

Andrea's class has produced some stunning artwork - check out some of her students' work below.

Artwork by Joshua Howland-Roohi
First up is some lovely work by Joshua Howland-Roohi, a character line-up with three characters. Below is a series of expressions by the same artist.

Under Andrea's supervision, students are trained to produce all the artwork needed to bring a character to the screen, including turnarounds and expression sheets.

Joshua Howland-Roohi

Next up is the very talented Nora Racz, who has created the cute character below, including a character lineup.

Artwork by Nora Racz

Artwork by Nora Racz
Below is a cool design by Sarah Sally, with a science fiction theme.

Artwork by Sarah Sally
Finally, take a look at these excellent expression sheets by Verdiana Pagnano.

Artwork by Verdiana Pagnano

Poses by Verdiana Pagnano
Designs by Verdiana Pagnano
It's a pleasure to see such good work being done by our students.  Being able to develop a visual style and make it useful for industry is very much what our evening class in character design is all about. The course ends with an industry brief; in the end all our work as commercial artists must be suited to a production pipeline, and this means understanding the needs of any individual client project, and making sure that enough information is supplied to keep the project moving forward.

To see the excellent work done by students in Andrea's first 2018 class, check out this blog post.  And to see an interview with Andrea and a selection of her work, follow this link.

Character design at Escape Studios
We have two character design classes coming up at Escape Studios:

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt starting in September 2019, follow this link.   To apply, visit the offical page here.   The next character design evening class starts on 4th March 2019.

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