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d’artiste Character Design provides a Master Class in character design from talented artists working in game, TV and collectables. The 208-page book features a wide range of character styles from fantasy, to game, sci-fi and manga-inspired creations.

• Kekai Kotaki shows you how the techniques and approaches he uses to create characters for ArenaNet's ‘Guild Wars’ RPG.
• Anne Pogoda shows you how to create character variations and how to rescue characters that aren't working.
• Gonzalo Ordoñez shows you how to create fantasy and manga-inspired characters drawing on his inspired work on trading card franchises like ‘World of Warcraft’ and ‘Legend of the Five Rings’. (
Exclusive Poster Offer
The first 200 customers to complete their purchase of d’artiste Character Design on the Ballistic Publishing website will receive a beautiful A3 poster featuring the work of Gonzalo Ordoñez. Offering a new level of presentation and quality, the unfolded A3 poster will arrive separately in a special flatpack poster mailer preserving the poster in its original condition. Order your copy now to get your free poster! ( (

Production focus: Guild Wars
d'artiste Character Design continues the d'artiste series' production focus with a behind-the-scenes look at the hugely popular ‘Guild Wars’ RPG series through Kekai Kotaki’s amazing character designs. Kekai’s personal gallery features 36 characters from ‘Guild Wars’, ‘Guild Wars 2’ and ‘Guild Wars: Nightfall’ showing a huge selection of fantasy characters for many character classes. Three expansive tutorials cover many of the techniques regularly employed by Kekai when creating characters for ‘Guild Wars’, and include ‘Wild’, ‘Heroic’ and ‘Evil’ character designs. Finally, Kekai’s invited artist gallery features the work of fellow ArenaNet artists including Daniel Dociu, Horia Dociu, Richard Anderson, Levi Hopkins, and Donald Pham. (

Preview every page of d'artiste Character Design
Preview every one of the inspiring pages of d'artiste Character Design with our Ballistic Book Previewer ( (

d'artiste Character Design Limited Edition
Ballistic Publishing is offering the d'artiste Character Design Limited Edition featuring a black leather-bound cover, silver foil titles, glossy tip-on artwork, specially-printed full-color endpapers featuring the art of Kekai Kotaki and Gonzalo Ordoñez,and a full-color numbered Certificate of Authenticity with gold foil Ballistic Publishing seal. Only 200 of these limited, numbered copies will be available as extremely valuable and unique collectibles. To secure your Limited Edition visit the d’artiste Character Design Limited Edition page (

The team
d'artiste Character Design was a huge team effort from the featured artists Anne Pogoda, Kekai Kotaki and Gonzalo Ordoñez to the invited artists and the community who entered their work. Congratulations to everybody featured in the book, and good luck to everyone who will feature in books to come. It's exciting to think that the d'artiste books have already reached tens of thousands of artists, and have provided so many artists with the unique opportunity to learn from such generous and talented artists.

We hope you enjoy d'artiste Character Design.

04 April 2011, 08:54 AM
Nice design indeed!
Good to see one more D'artiste series coming up! For sure D'artiste Character Design will be an huge reference in the upcoming years in the character design field, starting now in this edition.

04 April 2011, 02:01 PM
Great work as per usual guys!

Last email notification I got wouldn't open on win 7 64 bit cpanel horde client. Just a heads up.

04 April 2011, 04:22 PM
Beautiful artbook, and congratulations to all participants for their talent and their wonderful image.
A nice book to see quickly.

04 April 2011, 08:40 PM
Hi all:)

I´m glad be part of d' artiste character design book, and see my art work with all fantastic artists feature here:buttrock: , I just flip the book online, congratulations to all, awesome work, and thanks Anne Pogoda, Kekai Kotaki and Gonzalo Ordóñez for choice my illustrations.

Very Inspirational Book !:thumbsup:


Ramsés Meléndez

04 April 2011, 07:33 PM
This is too good... ANet's Kekai with GW content in a d'Artiste book... INSTABUY!
But, now I wonder if I made the first 200 xD

05 May 2011, 11:20 PM
Is this the correct amazon entry?

It has a different cover image but the contents are the same, I just don't want to spend £50~ on a book and find out it's the wrong one.

05 May 2011, 11:51 PM
Hey Setha
The Amazon Page is incorrect. It is an earlier design. The image (Clowenessa by Anne Pogoda) was used on the cover of The Limited Edition. All the correct details for the Character Design are on the Ballistic Publishing site (

05 May 2011, 12:09 AM
The image they used is different , but is it the same book i'll recieve?,because it'l cost me near £65 to order direct from you guys.
It has the same ISBN, so must be.

06 June 2011, 06:15 AM
yipeeee, congrats to everyone who made it!

06 June 2011, 06:21 AM
very nice!

06 June 2011, 06:38 AM
It's great, it's a great book of talented artists! Congratulations to all the guys! All best!

06 June 2011, 09:34 AM
Yaaay! Finally it's happened!
Congrats to all artists included.

06 June 2011, 08:10 AM
These books are always of high quality.

08 August 2011, 07:49 PM
Looks totally awesome! Can't wait to see what each of the artist's illustrated character concepts are contained in this book.

Defenitly going to order a copy as soon as it comes out!! :)

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