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Sketching from the Imagination: Character Concepts

Sketching from the Imagination: Character Concepts

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This book comes with a bonus downloadable companion booklet.

Following the success of previous titles in this popular series, Sketching from the Imagination: Character Concepts showcases the incredible character work of 50 artists from around the world. The pages showcase a dizzying array of styles and backgrounds as each artist shares their ideas, motivations, and methods, making it not only a visual feast for the eyes, but also an absorbing and compelling read.

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This book comes with a bonus downloadable companion booklet.

Dive into the next volume of 3dtotal’s bestselling Sketching from the Imagination series as it explores the endlessly popular world of character art. From animators to children’s book illustrators, comic creators to game designers, discover the work of 50 traditional and digital artists as they share a behind-the-scenes look at their sketchbook pages. Revealing where they find their inspiration and ideas, they also discuss their favorite tools and skilled techniques for developing early character concepts into fully formed designs. Offering insightful tips along the way, this valuable resource is sure to inspire and delight artists of all skill levels.

  • Over 300 pages featuring hundreds of unique character sketches that span a variety of styles and genres
  • 50 chapters by 50 professional artists working in the fields of illustration, animation, film, TV, and video games
  • Jam-packed with useful advice, sketching techniques, and creative tips to motivate and encourage

Product details
Softback 320 pages
Dimensions: 230mm x 210mm
Paper quality: Full-color premium paper pages
ISBN: 978-1-912843-62-6

Contents and contributors

The 50 featured artists

Amagoia Agirre
Ahmed Aldoori
Melany Altuna
Hazem Ameen
Hugo Beaurepere 
Amelia Bothe
Kacey Lynn Brown
Jose Ciceraro
Sandro Cleuzo
Carles Dalmau
Jackie Droujko
João David Fernandes
Marco Ferraris
Simone (SimzArt) Ferriero
Guilherme Franco
Grègory Fromenteau
Luis Gadea
Marta (Margana) García Navarro
Roma Gewska
Marie-Alice Harel
Rebecka (Inktooth) Helmersson
Maria Henriksen
Vipin Jacob
Isaac Jadraque
Gonzalo Kenny
Lisanne Koeteeuw
Julia (Dyru) Körner
Devin Elle Kurtz
Kiri Leonard
Anneliese Mak
Leo Matsuda
Jean-Baptiste Monge
Vanessa Morales
Raquel (Rachel Winkle) Ochoa
Oliver Ödmark
Stephanie Rizo
Nelli Rodionova
Entei Ryu
Meike Schneider
Matteo Spirito
Selom Sunu
Gabriella Szendrey
Kamilla Takàcs
Jui Talukder
Grace (An Tran Tu) Tran
Tom Van Rheenen
Alex Vede
Eduardo Vieira
Kaining Wang


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

3D Total Publishing truly has an impressive book collection. I didn't know one could get love bombed by books but it really happened to me, cross my heart and hope to die!

Their collections have outstanding quality, not only in reference to content, layout and design but also in the physical quality of the books themselves.

I find their content to be spot on and relevant to art today, as a multi layered medium that ties together hands on craftsmanship with the complexity of high level digital artistry. The books are rich in the “know how” and give a pallet of styles from a collection of professional artists.

I was surprised by the level of detail around their products, many books included a complimentary high quality print of the artist work, and some books were autographed by the artist themselves. What a treat!

Their customer service is impeccable and personal. I was really aware that there is a human on the other side, funny how the absence of AI can make a human feel valued.

Positive review

I received it and I love it! Good quality, interesting content! Find lots of useful information. Glad to have it in my collection.