Visual Storytelling with Iain McCaig Vol.2

Cosmic Mermaid Character Design

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Description

Creating unforgettable and iconic characters is the goal of character designers everywhere. In the second title of this series, veteran storyteller and concept artist Iain McCaig shows you how to create an unforgettable leading character, infusing your design with the power of visual storytelling in order to give it life. Following "Volume 1: Anatomy of a Story", this title joins McCaig as he begins creating the title character for his science fiction adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid."


Duration: 120 minutes

Format: SD 640x480

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  • Visual Storytelling with Iain McCaig Vol.2
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  • Visual Storytelling with Iain McCaig Vol.2
  • Visual Storytelling with Iain McCaig Vol.2
  • Visual Storytelling with Iain McCaig Vol.2
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  • Visual Storytelling with Iain McCaig Vol.2
  • Visual Storytelling with Iain McCaig Vol.2

Iain McCaig

Concept Designer

Iain McCaig is an internationally recognized and award-winning artist, and one of the motion picture industry's leading conceptual designers. He has worked on numerous films, including Peter Pan, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Most recently, Iain was one of the principal designers on Star Wars Episode One, Star Wars Episode Two and Star Wars Episode Three in which his work includes the landmark designs for Queen Amidala and Darth Maul. As a concept designer, screenwriter, director and illustrator, Iain's talents have led him to numerous projects including The Face, his directorial debut in 1988. In 2001 he wrote and designed his first CG feature film, The Pied Piper for Imax/Mainframe. Iain has taught drawing and storytelling for over twenty years.

  • "Any time an artist or designer can portray story points through a design or an illustration, the work becomes much more engaging. Iain does a wonderful job of explaining the structure of visual storytelling and how to create strong character designs that support your story."

    - Scott Robertson
    Founder, Design Studio Press