Follow this lively and entertaining book as it illuminates the
basics of effective character design. Whether male or female,
animal, monster or alien - certain rules apply that animate the
figure and elevate it from a two-dimensional plane. Knowledge of
anatomy and proportion provides a framework and is crucial to
attaining a convincing characterization. Facial expressions and
body language complement the whole, conveying emotion and intention
through subtle nuances of line and form. Utilizing a broad
assortment of sketches and finished illustrations, the fundamentals
of process are revealed - from the divergent contours of gender to
the anthropomorphization of animals, from the constraints of
morphology on motion to the effects of environment on new species.
A must for working and would-be animators alike!