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1930's Character Design Class - Video Files Only

1930's Character Design Class - Video Files Only


In this class I will be teaching you how to create an original character in the style of 1930s cartoons. If you are not familiar with this style, think early Mickey Mouse, Popeye, Betty Boop, etc.

I'll start with a brief history of animation in the 1900-1930s to help explain why these characters looked the way they did. Then, armed with this knowledge, I will walk you through drawing individual elements like eyes, gloves, and mouths, so you can start creating your own unique characters.

I'll also break down my design decisions on my 3 characters shown in the class.

The class project is to choose an intimate object or animal, and turn them into a character! From there, you can take a companion class by Jake Bartlett called "1930's Character Animation" and learn how to animate the character you made in this class!

See you in class!

NOTE: This is a video class originally formatted for I recognize the monthly Skillshare membership fee isn’t ideal for everyone, so I have decided to also sell the classes individually. Please realize this means you will not be able to post projects, get feedback, or participate in contests etc. You will, of course, be able to watch all the class videos and learn some great information!!

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