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Character Design Collection: Fairy Tales & Folklore

Character Design Collection: Fairy Tales & Folklore

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Design enchanting characters for animation, illustration, video games, comics, and more! This action-packed book showcases the unique interpretations of 50 specially commissioned artists. From concept sketches and thumbnails, to emotions, expressions, and outfits, they share their explorations alongside expert advice. To bring each character to life, further pages explore action and pose with a library of dynamic sketches and basic-shape overlays. The result is a revealing collection of each artist’s ideas and experiments as they reimagine classic characters from fairy tales and folklore.

50 classic characters reimagined. 50 innovative professional artists. 2,000+ drawings and sketches.

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Design enchanting characters for animation, illustration, video games, comics, and more!

The origins of a fairy tale or myth may get lost in the mists of time, but the central figures can endure for hundreds, even thousands, of years. Queens and princes, trolls and goblins, centaurs, selkies, and magical beings all evolve with every depiction and retelling.

This action-packed book showcases the unique interpretations of 50 specially commissioned artists. From concept sketches and thumbnails, to emotions, expressions, and outfits, they share their explorations alongside expert advice. To bring each character to life, further pages explore action and pose with a library of dynamic sketches and basic-shape overlays. The result is a revealing collection of each artist’s ideas and experiments as they reimagine classic characters from fairy tales and folklore.

• Part of the Character Design Collection series

• Inspirational sketches, thumbnails, expressions, outfits, and dynamic action poses

• Expert advice and creative insight from professionals across the character-design industry

50 classic characters reimagined. 50 innovative professional artists. 2,000+ drawings and sketches. Featured artists include Justin Gerard, Valentine “Valp” Pasche, Marcel Mosqi, Gretel Lusky, plus many more.

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Softback 216 pages
Dimensions: 203mm x 254mm
Paper quality: Full-color premium paper pages
ISBN: 978-1-912843-45-9

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Introduction

PIXIE TRICKSTER Martin Abel
ALCHEMIST Amagoia Agirre
MINOTAUR Hazem Ameen
SWAMP WITCH Olga “Asu Rocks” Andriyenko
DWARF BlocSánchez
MEDUSA Devon Bragg
ROBIN HOOD Matteo Brizio
VAMPIRE Eva Cabrera
JINN Jonatan Cantero
GIANT SLAYER Thomas Chamberlain-Keen
HUNTSMAN Sandro Cleuzo
RAPUNZEL Sarah Conradsen
ANANSI Bakir Fares “BAKI”
HEADLESS HORSEMAN Joao David Fernandes
HERO ON A QUEST Anaïs Flogny
ALADDIN Aurélien Galvan
SNOW WHITE Marta García Navarro “MARGANA”
ISPOLIN Georgi Georgiev
TREE FOLK Justin Gerard
SORCERER’S APPRENTICE Roma Gewska
WIZARD Leo Gómez “The Chulo”
TROLL Emily Hare
PINOCCHIO Madi Harper
THUMBELINA Rebecka Helmersson “Inktooth”
SELKIE Maria Henriksen
WICKED WITCH Lucia Hsiang
RUMPELSTILTSKIN Cam Kendell
SNOW QUEEN Lisanne Koeteeuw
WEREWOLF Lobón Leal
GNOME Kiri Leonard
FAIRY GODMOTHER Saoirse Lou
BABA YAGA Corah Louise
GOOD WITCH Gretel Lusky
DRYAD Kacey Lynn
MESOAMERICAN GODDESS Vanessa Morales
NORSE GODDESS Marcel Mosqi
PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN Oliver Ödmark
EVIL FAIRY Valentine “Valp” Pasche
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD Karoline Pietrowski
GOBLIN Guille Rancel
POSEIDON Edgar Sánchez Hidalgo
KNIGHT Faith Schaffer
SLEEPING BEAUTY Meike Schneider
FAUN Audre “Charamath” Schutte
PRINCE CHARMING Alessia Trunfio
SINBAD THE SAILOR Juan Useche
MAUI César Vergara
KING ARTHUR Eduardo Vieira
CENTAUR Khoa Viet
ELF Patrycja Wójcik

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