Designing Appealing Characters with Adobe Fresco Using Shapes and Space — Part 1 - L6212a

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Sam Nielson

Sam Nielson

Concept Artist, Illustrator


Learn how to amplify, simplify, and speed up your character design process. In this follow-along lab with concept artist and illustrator Sam Nielson, you’ll learn deeper theories about using both positive and negative space in your character designs and find out how you can plug those theories into your everyday workflow. You’ll also discover unexpected features in Adobe Fresco for early visualization and finishing work as a concept artist.

Join Sam in Part 1 of this three-part lab to learn how to:

  • Manipulate emotion and ideas using shapes
  • Analyze a design brief to discover what ideas your design needs to communicate
  • Use shapes to speed up or even skip the process of drawing and designing
  • Easily transition between positive and negative shape manipulation using Adobe Fresco

Technical Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Type: Lab

Category: How To, Mobile

Track: Illustration and Digital Painting, Graphic Design, Video

Audience: Art/Creative Director, Game Developer, Graphic Designer, Motion Graphics/Visual Effects Artist, Illustrator