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Drawing Character Model Sheets in Photoshop

by Eddie Russell

When it comes to creating 3D character models, nothing is more beneficial to a modeler than a good model sheet created by the concept artist. Software required: Photoshop CC v14.0.

What you'll learn

When it comes to creating 3D character models, nothing is more beneficial to a modeler than a good model sheet created by the concept artist. A model sheet serves as a roadmap for the modeler as he goes through the process of recreating a character in 3D space. In this course, we will learn how to create each of the three important views of our character that a modeler will need on a standard model sheet. To get started, we will examine a concept sketch and begin to translate the details into a front view of our character. After completing the front view, we will move on to the back view and finally the side view. Along the way we'll learn about various tools and techniques here in Photoshop that will help make our job easier. Things like selections, layers, transformations and brushes are all tools at our disposal in creating our final model sheet. I'll even show you a quick and easy process for mirroring symmetrical details from one side of the character to another. By the end of this course, you will have a completed model sheet that is ready to be used in the creation of a 3D character. Software required: Photoshop CC v14.0.

About the author

Eddie began teaching creative professionals over ten years ago for Digital Tutors. In 2014 Digital Tutors was acquired by Pluralsight and he continued his focus on creating high quality training for artists in both the film and games industries. With a background in graphic design and illustration Eddie has always been focused on visual appeal. This can be seen through his courses in which he shares secrets for achieving production level quality for concept art, illustrations, textures, mater... more

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