CDR's Short Picks are a selection of our favourite animated movies. With a focus on 2D animation, this section of the site features the work of both talented independent animators and gifted students from institutions such as Gobelins, CalArts, SCAD, Vancouver Film School, Sheridan College, Tokyo Animation College, School Georges Méliès and many others..
Character Design References™ (CDR) is a webzine dedicated to the art of animation, video games, comics and illustration and it's the largest community of character designers on the Internet. Every day we share the finest artworks, collect the best tutorials and showcase the greatest animated shorts with an international community of over 500.000 artists, art enthusiasts and animation fans.
Since 2013, Character Design References has supported and inspired a new generation of artists. We share only the finest artworks, the best tutorials and the greatest animated shorts with an international community of over 500.000 artists, art enthusiasts and animation fans.