This workshop is designed to explore the basics of how to create graphic characters for fun.
Emphasis will be on ideas. The more creative the better. The characters can be designed for their own sake as a one off or for a personal project some students may already be involved with. Characters created in this workshop will mainly follow the Festival theme of Jungle.
The fundamentals of creating a character are very similar whether it's for comic books or animation. Students will be involved in creating a character from scratch. This will include the basic overall design, the look, character abilities and ( hopefully ) a name. Once the basic concept has been agreed on the student can then develop it. At the end of the session each student should have a sheet of rough idea designs and a sheet with the 'developed' character.