Pro-Tip #3 comes from art director/designer/illustrator Saud Boksmati.  Saud's character design tip features his character "Napolean" as an example to illustrate the idea of using volumetric shapes to build up the inner construction of an animation character.  Have a look at the APW Character Design Contest page for contest info.   Bonaparte01Bonaparte02Bonaparte03Bonaparte04Bonaparte05 Profilepic An art director at Arc Productions, House of Cool and Caustic in Toronto Saud Boksmati is a man of rich international experience in animation and animation education.  Originally from Tripoli Lebanon, Saud has worked as a Freelance Designer and Illustrator in Beirut, Lebanon. After studying at the Animation Portfolio Workshop, then earning his Bachelor of Applied arts in Animation from Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario, Saud has worked on several animated projects as a Designer and Concept Artist for various international clients including National Geographic Kids, House of Cool Studios and LAIKA Entertainment. Have a look at Saud's character designs and other artwork on Saud Boksmati Drawing. Contest Rules