Friday, 13 September 2013

Nate Wragg's Character Design for Production

Over the summer, I have been taking Nate Wragg's second character design course on CGMA and it's been brilliant! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in filling up their portfolio to a more professional standard and learning a new approach to going through the steps involved in character design and model packs. 

The course takes you through 8 weeks with one character, exploring poses, facial expressions, turnarounds, story moments and a hero pose. In addition, Nate also gives you feed back to each assignment and 1 hour each week for a live Q&A where he answers pretty much anything you ask him (anything animation related of course!)

The character I came up with was a big rugged fisherman who had a secret passion for theatre performance. 

Below is a bunch of sketches I went through on the course. I will be adding all the final work to my portfolio soon, so stay tuned!  

And good luck if you choose to take either of his courses!



  1. Love this gillibean. would like to know about your process, deciding shapes and form. :)

  2. Nice contrast in the characters background! love the idea you set up with this one.

  3. Love that Hero Pose!!! (and the Flash Dance drawing made me lol - mmm fishy sea water is sexy XD)

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  5. Haha, these are hilarious. Great idea! I love him dancing with the octopus.

  6. Super awesome! It looks like you had a lot of fun with the assignment. : )

  7. Wow! Amazing!!! You really captured the character's personality. It was nice meeting at CTN 2013!

  8. I absolutely LOVE your style :D


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