All posts tagged: The Magic Box

Online Character Design and Visual Development Courses

Hi Guys! A bit of a different post for today! In case this is helpful to anyone visiting this site (thanks very much by the way! :), I thought I’d take a moment to mention some of the places around the web that I have used as a resource to improve my own work. It’s quite possible that you guys have already discovered these places through search engines etc… I’m essentially a self-taught Character Designer and Vis-Dev artist , and these courses/resources were a big help to me personally. 1. First off the bat are the courses over at CGMA.com (http://2d.cgmasteracademy.com/) . They do 8 week long courses on topics ranging from fundamentals like perspective drawing and digital painting, to more specific courses on things like mech design. All the courses are taught by industry professionals who provide video lectures and personalized feedback for students on homework assignments e.g. James Paick (http://scribblejames.blogspot.co.uk/) teaches the Environment Design courses. So far I’ve taken 3 courses here (Digital Painting, Dynamic Sketching 1 and Fundamentals of Character Design) and …