Character Design Quarterly - 1 Year subscription

Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is an exciting new print magazine for illustrators, artists, animators and character art enthusiasts. Releasing four times a year, the magazine will offer inspirational and educational articles, tutorials and interviews from top industry professionals specifically geared to helping artists hone their character design skills. This unique, engaging magazine will provide a regular stream of insider knowledge and illuminating advice from experienced professionals and freelancers to help artists of all skill levels improve their workflow and designs.

Character Design Quarterly magazine was successfully launched through Kickstarter in March 2017, making 179% of its funding goal with the help of 1803 backers. The magazine is released on a quarterly basis, subscribe now and get four issues delivered to your doorstep.


GRAPHITE - 1 Year subscription

GRAPHITE is a quarterly publication featuring inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Each issue features content by an eclectic mix of industry professionals and talented newcomers, including illustrators, urban sketchers, concept designers and comic artists. GRAPHITE’s focus on traditional media, elegant presentation and in-depth resources make it a timelessly valuable addition to any art lover’s shelf.

GRAPHITE magazine was successfully launched through Kickstarter in April 2016, making 160% of its funding goal with the help of 721 backers. The magazine is released on a quarterly basis, with new issues available in January, April, July and October each year.* Subscribe now and get four issues delivered to your doorstep, with a free cardboard slipcase included.


Single Issues


Character Design Quarterly - issue 05

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Character Design Quarterly issue 05 is bursting full of inspiration for artists, animators, illustrators and character art enthusiasts.


Inside issue 05 is a host of extraordinary character designers including Kun Vic and Paul Schoeni, who share the secrets of their successful careers. John Loren illuminates the subject of lighting, while Dung Ho leads a fast and effective warm-up exercise. Tutorials packed with practical ways to improve your character design include Guilherme Franco’s guide to depicting fury with impact, James A. Castillo’s engaging circus troupe, and Alexandra Frantseva’s multi-genre ninja-warrier concept. Ester Conceicao deals with anthropomorphism, while Kévin Roualland reveals how to develop an authentic fantasy character. Plus, Beatrice Blue’s enchanting cover design is broken down to show how she tells a story within a single scene!


Character Design Quarterly - issue 04

Character Design Quarterly issue 04 is bursting full of inspiration for artists, animators, illustrators and character art enthusiasts.


Issue 04 features the work of talented professional character designers including Christophe Jacques, Stephanie Rizo Garcia, and Nikolas Ilic. Kacey Lynn demonstrates how to design a character for a fairytale, Guille Rancel explores ways to depict pride, and Jeremy Hoffman creates an aged polar warrior with a twist. In this issue’s interviews, Karoline Pietrowski and Kenneth Anderson share insights into their working lives, and Luis Gadea shares his advice and experience on developing a successful character design career. Plus, learn how to design characters specifically for children with Jeff Harvey, and discover the art and passions of Pernille Ørum, the artist behind this issue’s fantastic cover!


Character Design Quarterly - issue 03

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Character Design Quarterly issue 03 is bursting full of inspiration for artists, animators, illustrators and character art enthusiasts.


In issue 03 exceptional artists Peter Han, Alberto Camara, and Daniel Isles discuss their work and diverse careers so far. Ida Hem, Almu Redondo, and David Ardinaryas Lojaya present detailed design tutorials on perfecting a character of your own with personality, balance, and interesting contrasts. We also speak to Birgitta Hosea, Head of Animation at Royal College of Art, London, about their internationally renowned animation course, and learn quick design tips from designers including Isadora Zeferino and Matt Howorth. Anna Cattish, the artist behind our striking cover image, discusses the artists and events that have influenced her work, and much more besides!


Character Design Quarterly - issue 02

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Character Design Quarterly issue 02 is bursting full of inspiration for artists, animators, illustrators and character art enthusiasts.

Featuring detailed tutorials from talented professional artists Hicham Habchi, Andrea Femerstrand, Donna Lee and Enrique Fernández, the second issue of this refreshing high-quality print magazine is an excellent resource for anyone looking to develop their character creation skills.

 

 

Character Design Quarterly - issue 01

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Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is an exciting new print magazine for illustrators, artists, animators and character art enthusiasts.

Issue 01 features tutorials from incredible artists Max Grecke, Brett Bean, Simone Grünewald, and Shaun Bryant, plus advice from CreatureBox who created this issue’s amazing cover art. Disney character designer Amanda Jolly shares her advice for career success and the multi-award-winning animation studio Blue Zoo give an inside view of their dynamic studio. Lois van Baarle (Loish), Avner Geller, and Randy Bishop also share top tips for refining character designs, and much more!

 


Graphite - issue 08

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GRAPHITE is a quarterly publication featuring inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Issue 08 features a cover by industry veteran Allen Williams, and insightful tutorials on creating fantasy and sci-fi concepts, illustrating in pastel and pencil, and drawing from life, by talented artists including Nikolay Georgiev, Anand Radhakrishnan, Ulksy, Ashly Lovett, and more. 

GRAPHITE’s focus on traditional media, elegant presentation and in-depth resources make it a timelessly valuable addition to any art lover’s shelf.


Graphite - issue 07

GRAPHITE is a quarterly publication featuring inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Issue 07 features a cover and interview by Andrew Mar, an interview with fine artist Johan Barrios, and tutorials on monster design, sketching on location, multimedia drawing techniques, sci-fi and fantasy characters, and illustrating with pencil, by the talented artists Tiffany Turrill, Benedetta Dossi, Lucy MacLeod, Suheb Zako, Federico Ferrarese, and Gary Villarreal.

GRAPHITE’s focus on traditional media, elegant presentation and in-depth resources make it a timelessly valuable addition to any art lover’s shelf.


Graphite - issue 06

GRAPHITE is a quarterly publication featuring inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Issue 06 features a cover and interview by Jason Lee, an interview with Christian Reiske, and tutorials on character design, sketching on location, drawing dinosaurs, sci-fi illustration, folklore-inspired watercolors, and more, by the talented artists Jordan K. Walker, Giselle Ukardi, Anaïs Maamar, Daniel Pagans, Ulla Thynell, and Dwayne Bell.

GRAPHITE’s focus on traditional media, elegant presentation and in-depth resources make it a timelessly valuable addition to any art lover’s shelf.


Graphite - issue 05

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GRAPHITE is a quarterly publication featuring inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Issue 05 features an interview and fantastic cover by Stan Manoukian, and an interview with illustrator James Lipnickas. The issue’s tutorials are by Eliza Ivanova, Emily Hare, Melanie Reim, Sheng Lam, Riccardo Pagni and Denis Pakowacz, covering pencil sketching, painting creatures in watercolour, urban sketching, sci-fi and environment concepts, and inking techniques.

GRAPHITE’s focus on traditional media, elegant presentation and in-depth resources make it a timelessly valuable addition to any art lover’s shelf.

 


Graphite - issue 04

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GRAPHITE is a quarterly publication featuring inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Issue 04 features a cover and interview by CreatureBox, and tutorials on creature design, urban sketching, fantasy illustration, sci-fi concepts and more, by brilliant artists including Richard Anderson, Eduardo Vieira and Isabella Mazzanti.

GRAPHITE's focus on traditional media, elegant presentation, and in-depth resources make it a timelessly valuable addition to any art lover's shelf.

 


Graphite - issue 03

GRAPHITE is a quarterly publication featuring inspirational artwork, interviews, and tutorials on drawing, sketching, and illustration. Issue 03 features a cover and interview by Even Mehl Amundsen, and tutorials by talented artists including Daniel Landerman, José Gomez, and Iris Compiet, covering watercolor painting, creature sketching, character design, sci-fi and fantasy art, and more.

GRAPHITE’s focus on traditional media, elegant presentation, and in-depth resources make it a timelessly valuable addition to any art lover’s shelf.

 


Graphite - issue 02

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GRAPHITE is a quarterly publication featuring inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Issue 02 features a cover and tutorial by Jakub Rebelka, interviews with Molly Mendoza and Tin Salamunic, and tutorials on creature design, urban sketching with marker pens, graphite portraiture, illustrating with ink, and drawing mythological characters.

GRAPHITE’s focus on traditional media, elegant presentation, and in-depth resources make it a timelessly valuable addition to any art lover’s shelf.

 


Graphite - issue 01

GRAPHITE is a quarterly publication featuring inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching, and illustration. This debut issue features cover artwork by Kim Jung Gi, interviews with Sam Wolfe Connelly and Matthew Filipkowski, and detailed tutorials on narrative illustration, urban sketching, sci-fi art, and line drawing with ink.

GRAPHITE’s focus on traditional media, elegant presentation, and in-depth resources make it a timelessly valuable addition to any art lover’s shelf.