Advanced VideoGame Character Creation

Course Details

  • 03 Feb 2014 - 31 Mar 2014
  • Current Fee: $649 USD

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Course Overview

Building characters today can be a lofty task, with the increase in technology and visuals, it is a skill that is ever increasing in creative and technical ability.

Katon says, "If you are a hobbyist, someone aspiring to get into the industry or a current working professional, I'll take you through my approach to building advanced characters for high-end console games. New tools and workflows are always advancing, but I show you the fundamentals, that can be applied no matter what piece of software you are using.

It is important to have a solid understanding of why you are doing something, and not just how to use a tool. So if you are an intermediate to advanced character artist looking to grow and stay on the forefront of development, then this class is for you."

Katon provides a professionally designed character for you to model, or you're welcome to use your own subject to his approval.

In addition to videos and assigments, there will be weekly live class web sessions (recorded for those who can't make it) where your work will be discussed  and you'll receive personal feedback.

If you've taken Katon's previous class, you'll love this one - all new videos and material, plus the weekly live session

I never thought retopology would be so much fun. Really learnt a lot from your videos and from looking at the sculpts from the others as well, especially when it comes to breaking down a concept. It was truly a fun ride and now I have two pieces for my portfolio thanks to this new knowledge!

Francoise Klose, student, Sept 2013

Praise for Katon's "High End Fantasy Game Art Creation" CGWorkshop:


"Katon's support during the course was one of the best things, he followed each student with the same passion, always giving rock solid feedback." Federico Scarbini - student

"It was definitely worth every penny and I would highly recommend this class." Ruby Rieke - student.

"This was a great workshop! In 2 months I've absorbed some tricks and techniques that I'm sure took Katon years to refine. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to push their artistic/technical skills further, and also gain some clarity about building a character from start to finish." - Tali Kaniatobe, student June 2012

"A really awesome online workshop! Katon's videos are very informative and helpful, It's fantastic to have a professional that's currently in the industry as your tutor, It makes all the difference." - Daniel Freedman, student, June 2012


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  • Katon Callaway

    Santa Monica Studio Lead Character Artist Katon Callaway has been working as a character artist and modeller for almost 9 years. K...

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