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Introduction to week 2

Introduction to week 2
Welcome back to this Futurelearn course on video game character design. I hope that you found the first week of the course insightful. We discussed the fundamentals of game character design with an emphasis on narrative and gameplay. This week, we will be moving on to discuss the visual design of game characters, or what is more typically referred to as character art. I’ll be talking to some of the most important visual concepts which should provide you with an appreciation of the types of knowledge and skill required to work as a game character artist. I’ll be breaking this down into two main areas of study, visual design principles and the importance of anatomy and human characteristics.
Along the way, you will also hear from staff from Abertay University. They’ll provide you with some insight into their own respective areas of practise, including life drawing, illustration, and digital art production. I hope that you enjoy this second and final week of the course. As before, please feel free to engage online using the course hashtag.

Welcome to Week 2 of Game Design and Development: Video Game Character Design.

This week, we will be addressing the visual design of game characters. You will also hear from Abertay lecturers Clare Brennan, Ryan Locke, Gordon Brown, and Ken Fee, as well as Abertay graduate and professional character artist Erin Stevenson.

Remember that you can join the wider discussion online using the Twitter hashtag #FLcharacterdesign.

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