Monday, November 15, 2010

13 comments:

Onno Knuvers said...

You've just confirmed that us artists are all a little crazy inside. Nice book, I've added it to my wishlist for Santa

Jo said...

Hey Stephen I’ve got a few questions if you don’t mind to answer them :)

I’m a Student Game Art at the HKU Utrecht in Holland, and I want to work as a Character Designer in the Game industry when I am graduated.

For school I’m going to write a paper about Narrative Character Design (I’m not sure if this exist but that’s how I call it for now) And I think you are a very talented character Designer who maybe can give me some answers.

Such as: how do you begin when you create a character for an animation series for example? Are you totally free to come up whit a whole new person? Do you also write down the background story of this character?

A little insight in your Design process would help a lot.

Kind regards,
Jo

stephen Silver said...

once I have the description, I can pretty much come up with anything that pops out of my head, then it is up to the director if he likes my direction or not.
the more info I have the better

silver

Conny "Loathsome" Nordlund said...

What a lovely commercial!
Love it!

Jo said...

ok thnx :)
I’ll put this in my paper,

How does such a character description look like, Could you maybe show me an example of a character Description? If it is not too much of a trouble :)

Jo

jmanu said...

ha ha steve
that's great!

TREVOR Simonsen said...

great stuff. this is exactly how you should advertise a book

Kristi O. said...

Hey Stephen, how much do those bags cost? And what size sketchbook do they hold?

If it's not too much maybe I can ask one of my family members to get me one for Christmas

stephen Silver said...

The bags cost $120, superb long lasting quality.

stephen Silver said...

it hold 9x12 or smaller sketchbooks

Marcelo Vignali said...

Oh, good, another sketchbook!

Nathanael Lark said...

Great commercial and the book itself is outstanding! You never disappoint, man.

Also, thanks for the info about the bag. Where can they be purchased?

Keep rockin'!

Dominic Philibert said...

Great!