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Mastering Character Design with Robert Huth

A 9 Week Character Design Course.

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Robert Huth

ARTIST & ANIMATOR - WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIO


Robert Huth is an animator and artist currently working at Disney Animation Studios in Burbank CA. He has animated on films such as Wreck It Ralph, Frozen and Moana. In addition to this, he’s had experience as an Animation Supervisor for Zootopia and Wreck It Ralph 2 working along-side the character design, modeling, and rigging team to produce many of Disney’s memorable characters. He has a BFA from Ringling School of Art & Design and has been working in full-time feature film production for the last 10 years.

Robert lives in Burbank with his wife Christal and their son Caleb. He is passionate about art and design and hopes this course can serve as a valuable resource for you.

Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


Why this course?
This 9 week E-Course serves as a roadmap for understanding the discipline of character design. Starting with a foundation in basic draftsmanship and progressing to figure drawing, we will take a multi-week journey in exploring this discipline. You will learn basic drawing techniques and hear from the world's top character designers.
Is there homework?
Yes. Each week comes with a series of assignments or prompts. This is designed to put concepts into practice and give you experience with drawing, observation, and design.
What will I know by the end?
The process of designing original characters and an understanding of how to improve your work over time. People spend a lifetime mastering this discipline, but starting with a focus on the proper techniques can dramatically improve your designs.
When does it start?
Right when you sign up! This is an e-course which sends you weekly training materials and assignments, every week, for 9 weeks. Working through each week is spaced out over 2.5 months to give you time to truly understand concepts in the proper order.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
 

Learn The Fundamentals

Enrolling in this course gets you started instantly. The first weeks content and assignments will be available right after you sign up, and then following weeks will be emailed to you.

Mastering any discipline is about first understanding the fundamentals and then being guided to put ideas into constant practice. The best character designers are those who draw and concept constantly.

For these 9 weeks we're going to insist that you draw, concept, observe and design. You're going to put in the pencil mileage, which is the only way to grow.

To learn more about this course see the course preview.


Weekly Videos & Assignments

We've broken this massive amount of information into a weekly schedule. Going over the fundamentals needed to master character design takes time.

This course is not a live mentorship course, but rather an e-course which will guide you week by week.

Course Excerpt : Caricature

Doing a caricature is a great exercise for character designers. It gives you a human reference as a starting point from which you can exaggerate and emphasize features.

During the production of our interview series we put a few guys on the spot and had some fun. We asked Trent to caricature Bobby. He came up with a great first draft and dropped some great pointers along the way.

Trent's example shows the need for both solid technical skills and design principles to create appealing designs. In this course, this will be our emphasis. On being solid with our technical skills and starting to master the principles of strong character design.


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