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How to Make Animated Films by Kathryn Spencer, Tony White

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Film Production 3 

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Character Design

Character design is another specialist area in itself. I believe that you either have the ability for it or you do not. That said, so as not to frighten anyone away, you can easily be a fine character animator without being capable of drawing original and well-structured character designs! Here are a few guidelines that can make you design better characters, whether you're naturally good at it or not.

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Concept art of two film characters. (Source: DigiPen student art by Mark Barrett.)

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