Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Teaching =)

Last week I was kindly invited back to my old Uni to give a talk on Character Design. What an honour! To be considered good enough to impart my bit of knowledge onto vulnerable students!

To help illustrate the points I was making, I took an old design from my graduation film and completely redesigned him. 


And this is how he looked 5 years ago!

A good improvement I hope! 

Ive not included all my notes but maybe you can get what I'm on about from the images below. Let me know if you found this useful at all!
Boxy design.

 More boxiness throughout the design.
Curves are important too, for volume. 
 Shape Language.
 Leading the eye.
 Using costume to describe the form.
Silhouettes, even within the form.

Negative space.


Thanks to all the Bomo students who listened to my talk. I hope it was of some use for your upcoming film pitches!


  1. Wow! Just scrolling through these images is super useful!! No need for words - they say everything!
    I'm gutted I missed out on the talk!
    Amazing to see the difference between then and now too :)

  2. What a great idea! Redesign the grad film characters. Great improvements ;)

  3. You would make a great tutor Gillian! u sure were a great mentor for me back in Luxembourg :) sucks that I missed out on this one. but very glad i at least get to see it online!

  4. Useful! Is your grad film posted online anywhere? :)

  5. This is so very useful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing! :)


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