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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! (http://www.ballisticpublishing.com/books/dartiste/character_design/)
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
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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 (http://www.ballisticpublishing.com/books/limited_editions.php?id=133).
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.