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The Techniques of Neville Page 1

Character Design - Fantasy Wildebeest

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Neville breaks down the development of character design and drawing into a systematic process that is easy to follow and easy to implement. He starts off with a very free form approach utilizing black/white thumbnails to create strong silhouettes. This also helps to take the edge off of the potential intimidation at the start of a project. Neville shows you how to create plausible anatomy, form delineation via simple primitive shape studies and surface detailing such as skin, wrinkles, hair and graphics. Instructor for this title: Neville Page

  • Developing Ideas
  • Thumbnail Sketching
  • Developing a Strong Character
  • Anatomy
  • Lighting Your Subject
  • Surface Detailing
  • Graphics
  • Rendering Technique
  1. Introduction
  2. Design Via Thumbnails
  3. Getting Started (Anatomy)
  4. Simplified Lighting Study
  5. Rendering (The Face)
  6. Blocking in the Body
  7. Detailing
  8. Shadow Casting and Graphics
  9. Review and Refine
  10. Credits
  • Product Code: NPA01
  • ISBN: 1-930878-87-7
  • UPC: 805366008833
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Formats: DVD-VIDEO

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Neville Page

Concept Designer

Neville Page was educated at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Although his major was product design, he has always gravitated towards entertainment. With the combination of his education and personal interests, Neville has found himself involved with quite a variety of projects from creature design and sculpture to conceptual design and engineering. His clients have included Universal Studios, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Mattel and BMW to name just a few. He has worked on such feature films as Minority Report, Planet of the Apes, X-Men 2 & 3, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Superman Returns, James Cameron's Avatar, J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield, Zack Snyder's The Watchmen, Louis Leterrier's The Hulk, and J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. Neville has also taught at the Art Center College of design (Pasadena and Switzerland), Otis College, Gnomon and corporate workshops.

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"If a brand new form of life was discovered on Earth, and only one artist could illuminate the masses, it would be Neville Page."

- Rick O'Brien
The Monument Project

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