Animation Portfolio Workshop Character featured grad Saud Boksmati
Animation Portfolio Workshop grad Saud Boksmati has made Visual Development and Character Design a matter of priority in his art practise. Soulful character designs filled with personality and humanity and meaningful story-telling are hallmarks of Saud’s personal drawings and illustrations as well as his professional work for Cartoon Network, LAIKA Entertainment, Zodiak Entertainment, House of Cool Studios, NBC Sprout, National Geographic Kids. The training that supports Saud’s prolific output has drawing at it’s base. If you aspire to this kind of personal expression, then drawing should become your first priority. Have a look at some character design advice (below) involving Volumetric Forms that Saud has laid out as Pro-Tips for the APW Character Design Contest. Knowledge like this is hard won by practice and with expert guidance of an instructor who can steer you in the right direction. “Tips” all by themselves won’t do it. Your period of animation portfolio preparation can be the chance to devote yourself to learning the fundamentals.