Project 3: Character Design


Project 3: Character Design & Concept Art



In this multilayered project聽you will reinterpret a classic folk tale or fairy tale through your own creative lens.

For this part of the聽project聽you will develop characters for your original concept.

These characters and concept sketches may, but are not required to be in color.

Art can be made using any combination of traditional drawing / inking skills and digital coloring.

This project leads into our FINAL PROJECT.


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50 % project grade Character Design Model Sheets, and the 6 basic expressions or more for at least 2 characters.

50 % project grade CREATE A PDF PROCESS BOOK guiding us through the project from inception to conclusion.

  • Carefully SCAN your process work. This should include : Your Brainstorm, Thumbnails, Concept Sketches, Value Roughs, Related Sketchbook Work, and Final Art.
  • Carefully Label all of your work. Be sure all of it is presented well: facing the right way, no shadows in the picture, good contrast, etc.

DUE MAY 16th


Editorial Illustration – Process Book Examples


There were some very good process books for this project!

I’ve looked at 聽the overall quality of your presentations to the class, as well as clarity while explaining both the topic you鈥檝e chosen and your method for arriving at your unique visual solution.


Here are a few that stand out:


Dana Moreno – Dana’s process book

Gabriela Cruz – book SEAL

Black Pit – Drawing Process

Klever Cobena – EditorialProcessBook