The Gnomon Workshop

Character Design for Animation with Gil Rimmer Vol. 1

Headshots and Creating Compelling Personalities

Description

In this lecture, Gil Rimmer simultaneously develops two characters, Francis and Paulo, who are classic pugilists in a fictional turn of the century metropolis. This first in a two lecture series focuses on creating the faces and heads of the two fighters, using dynamic silhouettes, rhythms, graphic design and composition principles. Gil stresses the various visual relationships within individual characters while addressing the complementary relationship between the two fighters. Through a methodical process, beginning with a design brief followed by reference gathering, through traditional approaches to silhouette design and ending on detailed orthographic views and expression sheets, Gil shares his thoughts about the design process and its place in the animation production pipeline.


Duration: 420 minutes

Format: SD 1024x768

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  • Character Design for Animation with Gil Rimmer Vol. 1
  • Character Design for Animation with Gil Rimmer Vol. 1
  • Character Design for Animation with Gil Rimmer Vol. 1
  • Character Design for Animation with Gil Rimmer Vol. 1
  • Character Design for Animation with Gil Rimmer Vol. 1
  • Character Design for Animation with Gil Rimmer Vol. 1
  • Character Design for Animation with Gil Rimmer Vol. 1
  • Character Design for Animation with Gil Rimmer Vol. 1
  • Character Design for Animation with Gil Rimmer Vol. 1

Gil Rimmer

Concept Designer

Born in Israel, Gil Rimmer studied Industrial Design at the Vital center of design in Tel Aviv. Finding his true passion in storytelling and visual development for animated films, Gil moved to Vancouver, and for the past three years has worked as a vis-dev artist and production designer developing IPs (intellectual properties) for Rainmaker Entertainment, IDT Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, Blue Yonder Films, Tony Hawk and Mattel. Recently, Gil finished work as a production designer on the animated sequel to the original Nutty Professor, starring the voice talent of Jerry Lewis, as well as working as a vis-dev artist on the animated feature production of Escape from Planet Earth. Currently, Gil works as a Central Art Director at Electronic Arts' Cinematic Division in Montreal.

  • "Gil Rimmer is an artist's artist, committed to the traditional arts as well as being a skilled digital artist. His passion for art and storytelling have led him to a position as a Central Art Director for Electronic Arts Cinematic Division in Montreal. This tutorial is a rare opportunity to see inside the mind of this visual genius and to explore with him the process of creating characters for animated features."

    - Stephen McClure
    Visual Artist