Course Summary

This course will allow you to explore new ways of creating a dynamic character from a basic shape. Students will explore and experiment with all the features that reflect human-llike qualities in a character, including a character that communicates both movement and mood.

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email to register your interest.

The movement you choose to give your character can include running, falling, sitting. Your characters mood is communicated through your characters body language and facial expression including, happy, sad, surprised etc. You will bring personality to your character by how you dress them and the objects you choose to give them. This course will include: (i) facial features including eyes/nose /eyebrows/ ears and hair (ii) basic body shape including arms and legs (iii) elements of clothing i.e. glasses/hats/shoes (iv) implied movement (running, jumping) (v) implied mood (happy, sad, surprised). The hand-drawn artwork will be converted into a digital image. A basic animated GIF of your character will be created in Photoshop.

Students will have the opportunity in the first class to build a character from scratch, however if you already have a character, please bring it in. This course will involve building a basic GIF in Photoshop, no experience of this program is required.

Sue deGennaro is a Children's Picture Book author and illustrator based in Melbourne. She has illustrated 30 picture books, and is the author and illustrator of We're Stuck CBCA Shortlist 2020 and The Pros and Cons of Being A Frog CBCA Shortlist 2013. Her picture book Missing Marvin received the Children's Peace Literature Prize for 2019. Sue's books have been published in Australia by Hardie Grant Children's Publishers, Penguin, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Allen and Unwin, Walker Books and ABC Books. Her books have published in the USA, Canada, France, Korea, Germany, China and Taiwan.

Last updated: June 14, 2024 04:49pm