Monday, May 15, 2006

A session with Seth Hippen

No matter where you are in the development of your skills, The Animation Academy is advantageous to beginners and experienced artists alike. Take for example this design by Seth Hippen. Seth is a professional 3D animator working at a major studio in the Los Angeles area, enrolled in Character Design I this semester. He got off to a strong start and created these sketches during the most recent session of our class last Tuesday.

Design A on the left is Seth's original sketch. Design B was created after some instructional input. Seth started with a good design in A, but notice how much more substantial, solid and appealing the character becomes in B. In A, the overall design tends to be boxy and a little flat. In B, Seth opted to taper the design, spent some additional time on the drawing and introduced more depth of field. The improvement after just one session is noticable, even for a student as advanced as Seth.

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