Creative Character Design Techniques
Fostering Happy Accidents
In this title, Neville offers alternative approaches to developing ideas, specifically for character concept development. There are times you want to approach a project with great specificity and then other times you want to put aside presumption and allow for "it" to happen to you. This demonstration explores a few approaches to fostering "happy accidents" and ways to efficiently "see" quickly. Neville begins in Photoshop, very quickly sketching random shapes and areas of value to "find" an image within. After discovering an intriguing image, he takes it to near completion, revealing the importance of staying open to new ideas as he develops a creature. From there he explores the same ideas for head and creature development using software: ZBrush's mirroring tool. Finally, he finishes with a sculpted ZBrush "sketch" showing ways to keep creativity alive while working in 3D.
Duration: 160 minutes
Format: SD 1024x768