To help aspiring character designers APW has asked animation professionals - former APW students and friends who are working in the animation biz to contribute character design pointers in this Pro-Tips series.  The first Pro-Tip comes from APW Director Vince Peets. Pro Tip 1 - Simple Shape Pro Tip 2 - Reference Images Pro Tip 3 - Volumetric Shapes Pro Tip 4 - Shape Curves Pro Tip 5 - Contrast is Key Pro Tip 6 - Know Your Character Pro Tip 7 - Variation