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Character Design


At our 2-day hol­i­day work­shops, you can learn directly from some of Australia’s best pro­fes­sion­al artists. These workshops are perfect for anyone interested in digital art. This particular workshop will focus on Character Desig, with professional character artist, Peter Yong, you’ll get an overview of the indus­try, introduction to a suite of essential tech­niques, and an opportunity to follow along with Peter as he does a live demonstration, showing his design process from start to finish.

Peter Yong is one of our treasured Instructors who has years of experience working in video games, film, tv, comics and concept art! Peter is traditionally trained and fiercely disciplined with an exceptional skillset to boot. We're thrilled that he'll be hosting this workshop guiding you through his approach to creating characters!

Topics covered:

  • Forms and structure
  • Design and construction
  • Posing and expression
  • Shape language and archetypes
  • Colour and rendering

Spots are extremely limited due to COVID procedures, so register early to be guaranteed a spot!

Things to keep in mind...

*The recommended minimum age for holiday workshops is 14 years old, and the content is aimed at beginners to intermediate level artists.

*The workshop will run from 10am-4pm on both days, and you may bring your laptop & tablet, and/or ipad with you. Traditional materials such as pencils and paper are fine too as this workshop is focused on the drawing, not the tools! Participants are required to provide their own drawing supplies, computer, tablet and software for the workshop.

*Workshop is non-refundable.

*There will be a lunch break at 1pm for approximately 30-45 minutes. Students can bring their own lunch (we have a fridge and a microwave on site) or they can go and purchase food from the food court on the lower ground floor of the Myer Centre. Lunch is not supplied.

*We are currently observing COVID-19 safety procedures, partipants will be required to sign in on arrival and hand santitation stations will be provided.

*The workshop will be available for both online and in-person. Both sessions will be recorded.

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Essential Information


Sep 26 - Sep 27, 2020

Class Delivery

In Person

Class Times

Daily, 10:00AM - 4:00PM


Room MC: The Temple of Doom, CDW Studios


Peter Yong