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114 • CDQ ARTICLE ‘DESIGNING A COVER WITH SARAH CONRADSEN’

An Art-Ickle in Issue 12 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled ‘Behind The Cover Art – Designing The Cover, with Sarah Conradsen’ was the topic for this weeks episode; Found this one to be Super Fascinating and Fun.

Topics covered on this one include:

Mood Boards,
Coming up with Story Ideas,
Sketching,
Relationships between parts of the Creative Process,
The Power of Colour,
Light and Shadow,
How to Tell Stories Visually,
Questions to Ask when Designing a Cover,
The Power of Writing,
Being Fearless,
The Importance of Playing and Exploring Ideas,
and so much more.

There’s also a Bunny on a Carrot lol

Hope you enjoy this :)

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106 – CDQ ARTICLE ‘THE LANGUAGE OF SHAPES, WITH TOM HÄNNI’

An Art-Ickle in Issue 11 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled ‘A Quick Guide To Composing Characters, with Katarzyna Olbromska’ is the topic of this weeks episode; and it’s a super fascinating one about the importance and power of a Characters Backstory.

This one covers stuff like

Thumbnailing,
Creating Characters Backstory,
Shapes,
Balance,
Colours,
Silhouettes,
and Katarzyna Olbromska’s Cool Characters.

Funny the cat joined us for this one and decided to sit on the computer during recording lol, but I do hope you enjoy this one :)

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101 – CDQ ARTICLE ‘A QUICK GUIDE TO COMPOSING CHARACTERS, WITH KATARZYNA OLBROMSKA’

An Art-Ickle in Issue 11 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled ‘A Quick Guide To Composing Characters, with Katarzyna Olbromska’ is the topic of this weeks episode; and it’s a super fascinating one about the importance and power of a Characters Backstory.

This one covers stuff like

Thumbnailing,
Creating Characters Backstory,
Shapes,
Balance,
Colours,
Silhouettes,
and Katarzyna Olbromska’s Cool Characters.

Funny the cat joined us for this one and decided to sit on the computer during recording lol, but I do hope you enjoy this one :)

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83 – CDQ ARTICLE ‘CHARACTERFUL CREATURES, WITH HALEY JUSTICE’

An Article in Issue 7 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled ‘Characterful Creatures, with Haley Justice’, is the topic of this episode, where Peter the Penguin and I talk about tings like:

Silhouettes,
Basic Shapes,
Capturing Movement,
Lines,
Shapes,
Finding Balance,
and Haley Justice’s Characterful Creatures :)

Really hope you enjoy this one, please let me know what you think in the comments :)

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81 – CDQ ARTICLE ‘CAPTURING A CHARATER’S ESSENCE, WITH SIMONE GRÜNEWALD’

Something a bit different for this one, as I go through an Article in Issue 1 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled ‘Capturing a Character’s Essence, with Simone Grünewald’.

I talk about stuff like

Thumbnails,
Gathering Reference,
Studying Characters,
Sketching,
Iterating,
and Simone Grünewald’s lovely Characters.

Really hope you like this one; please let me know what you think.

It will evolve overtime, but I’m hoping to do more of these as it was a lot of fun :)