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Alive Character Design (book)
Haitao Su and Vincent Zhao:
Alive Character Design
For Games, Animation and Film
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Follow this lively and entertaining book as it illuminates the basics of effective character design. Whether male or female, animal, monster or alien — certain rules apply that animate the figure and elevate it from a two-dimensional plane.
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Knowledge of anatomy and proportion provides a framework and is crucial to attaining a convincing characterization. Facial expressions and body language complement the whole, conveying emotion and intention through subtle nuances of line and form.

Utilizing a broad assortment of sketches and finished illustrations, the fundamentals of process are revealed — from the divergent contours of gender to the anthropomorphization of animals, from the constraints of morphology on motion to the effects of environment on new species.

A must for working and would-be animators alike!

176 pages, Paperback, 10 1/2'' X 8 1/4'' (267 x 210 mm)
350 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-0-9562880-7-3  $ 29.95
C O N T E N T S :
Foreword:

Part I:
Chapter I:
Chapter II:
Chapter III:
Chapter IV:
Chapter V:

Part II:
Chapter I:
Chapter II:
Chapter III:

Part III:
Chapter I:
Chapter II:
Chapter III:
Chapter IV:
Chapter V:

Chapter VI:
Chapter VII:
Chapter VIII:
Chapter IX:

What the Author Would Like to Say

What Is Character Design?
What Is Character Design?
What Does a Character Designer Do?
Something You Are Supposed to Know
The Ultimate Principle about Character Design
Categorization of Character Design

Basic Method and Process of Character Design
Chapter I. Getting Fully Prepared
Chapter II. Basic Process of Character Design
Chapter III. Ten Key Warnings for Character Design

How to Design Different Categories of Character
Beauties — Design of Female Character
Heroes — Design of Male Characters
Cute — Design of Q-Characters
Foolish — Design of Stupid Characters
Animals — Design of Animal Characters
Featuring Realistic or Anthropopathic Styles
Variations — Design of Monster or E.T.
Evil — Design of Villains
Metal — Design of Robot Character
Anthropopathy — Design of Lifeless Characters

About the Author:
Haitao Su
Haitao Su is a freelance character & cartoon designer and illustrator. In 1996, he created Doudou, the cartoon character selected as the mascot of the 3rd Asian Winter Games. In 2010, his illustration work Angels and Devils was published in Spectrum 17, “My friend” in EXPOSE 8 and he was awarded Master of the Year 2010 by EXPOSE.
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GINGKO PRESS | GRAPHIC DESIGN / POP CULTURE / CHARACTER DESIGN BOOK | ISBN-13: 9780956288073 | ISBN-10: 0-9562880-7-3 / 0956288073