Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010
Pendleton West Rm 209
This workshop is for anyone interested in illustration, animation, mythology, and visual storytelling. Character Design is the combination of a profound analysis of persistent human visual mythology and the creative application of subliminal visual metaphor. Learn how to achieve creative success through character design by unlocking the timeless power of myth and metaphor. During this workshop, we will discuss successful character design, sketching techniques, and explore how to create characters visually in a manner that will resonate with an audience. Mythophoric Character Design brings understanding, intuitive and conscious choice to what a character’s designs are actually communicating to our audience; it’s what makes one character an “also-ran” and another a generational pop culture icon.
Mythophoric Character Design is the life’s work and passion of Shanth Enjeti, professor of illustration and character design at the Rhode Island School of Design, noted lecturer and visual worldwide character and illustration researcher. Enjeti has lectured at Hasbro, Microsoft, MIT, and RISD as well as illustrating comics and doing concept illustration.