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Character Design for Video Games (Coursera)

In this course you will explore concepts and approaches involved in creating successful character designs that can be applied to video games. Following a first week delving into some foundational concepts for successful character design, each of the remaining three weeks are structured as a "master class" where you [...]

Creative Writing: The Craft of Character (Coursera)

At the center of a good story are the characters in it. In this course aspiring writers will discover how to build and bring to life complex, vivid and unforgettable characters. We will study the choices a writer makes to bring all characters to life on the page, and [...]

Pixel Art for Video Games (Coursera)

This course is aimed to give you the tools and knowledge you need to start creating simple art for video games made in the Unity game engine. Through the aesthetic of pixel art we will explore artistic principals like shape language, color theory, and composition as well as show [...]

Start Writing Fiction (FutureLearn)

Get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters, with this hands-on course. Discover the rituals and approaches that successful fiction writers use. On this online course, established writers – including Louis de Bernières, Patricia Duncker, Alex Garland, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Tim Pears, Michèle [...]

How to Read a Novel (FutureLearn)

Aug 8th 2022
How to Read a Novel (FutureLearn)
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Get underneath the skin of a novel by understanding some of the main building blocks of modern fiction. What makes a great novel? How is a novel woven together? How can we best appreciate works of fiction? Answer these questions and more with this course from The University of [...]

Interactive Narrative (edX)

Learn how to use player choice and interactivity to create compelling game experiences. The primary difference between video games and other art forms is interactivity. Players embody the characters in a game; instead of watching the protagonist make choices, they actively make choices for the player [...]

Writing Video Game Characters (edX)

Learn how to make effective, memorable video game characters, from protagonists and antagonists to NPCs. You might spend two hours with a character in a movie, but you can spend hundreds of hours interacting with the player character, antagonists and all the non-player characters (NPCs) in a video game. [...]

Everything you need to know about animation in 5 mins and how to get started. (Skillshare)

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Everything you need to know about animation in 5 mins and how to get started. (Skillshare)
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3D digital art can be an intimidating endeavor. All the different ways you can model and material are enough to make your head spin. Now add animation to that along with the complexity of whatever software you're using and you got an ice-cold cocktail of frustration and [...]

Rendering an original character with Alcohol Markers and Fine Liners (Skillshare)

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Rendering an original character with Alcohol Markers and Fine Liners (Skillshare)
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In.this class I (Ipaintcreatures) demonstrates to you and provides you with tips to rendering a original character with alcohol based markers and ball point pens. I first take you through the inking - outlining stage and then render the character fully in alcohol based marker. This project end product [...]

Transformational Character Arcs: 6 Steps to a Plot-Driving Protagonist (Skillshare)

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Transformational Character Arcs: 6 Steps to a Plot-Driving Protagonist (Skillshare)
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What's the secret to keeping your readers turning those pages? A flawed protagonist who transforms into a hero! In this class, Michelle will walk you through six steps that will help you figure out what's at the root of your main character's biggest flaws and how her deepest beliefs [...]