Master Your Design Skills.

Stylized Character Design Mentorship | David Ko

This character design mentorship with David will help build in-depth projects to raise awareness for your portfolio. Let you know how clients work and learn required skills in the entertainment industry. Help you with character design, problem-solving, rendering, and more.


Everyone is open to join with no requirement.

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David Ko

Concept Artist at Riot Games

Character Design | Stylized | Concept Art | Fundamentals | Anatomy

Mentor 221 Executed live sessions

About

David Ko is a concept artist currently working at Riot Games since 2016.

He has worked on multiple games such as League of Legends at Riot Games, Dungeon Hunter 4 for Gameloft, and worked for Le Vision Pictures, LTD. in 2015-2016. He is a passionate artist who likes to create stylized designs.

He has taught beginning artists and artists who have years of experience in the entertainment industry.

Projects & clients

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OVERVIEW

To maximize your progress and efficiency, this mentorship will be concentrated into two dedicated days per week, while the remaining days will be reserved for working on your individual projects.
To ensure an optimal mentorship experience, we carefully consider various factors such as the level of difficulty, mentor-to-mentee ratio, and the mentors’ schedules to determine the perfect duration.
Generally, learning together will help improve more efficiently in a mentorship. Mentees will be paired according to skill levels.
In general, the modules are based on the workflow and industry experience of the mentor. Modules are delivered organically based on your personal and project needs. All modules are fully explained below, you can access them by clicking on them.
We understand that every mentee’s needs and abilities are different, which is why the difficulty level of each mentorship can be customized based on your portfolio. However, the final decision on the difficulty level will be at the discretion of the mentor.
We offer certificates for both participation and accomplishment in this mentorship program. The accomplishment certificate will be awarded to participants whose results are evaluated as excellent by the internal internal team.

Pro

2-3 Portfolio images

2 months

$ 1299/mo.

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Modules

Costume

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Character Design

Learn how to create a visual language and solve your client’s tasks with the help of the insight knowledge of a riot artist. How to stay in proportion and improve your designs is one of the many tasks a character designer has to solve. Deepening your fundamentals in character design will prepare you for your future clients to enrichen their stories, visuals, design solutions, and more.

  1. Costume
  2. Shape Language
  3. Props
  4. Functionality

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Mood board

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Research

Research is a necessary step in the creation of designs. Therefore, David will show you how to properly set up a mood board according to your client’s needs.

  1. Mood board
  2. References
  3. Style guide
  4. Story

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Anatomy

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Basic Crafts

Anatomy fundamentals are essential to an artist’s tool-set. Create dynamic poses and readable line quality to improve your designs.

David will guide you to master your basics in a step-by-step fashion.

  1. Anatomy
  2. Pose
  3. Line Quality

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Design functionality

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Problem Solving

Learn how to integrate functionality into your character designs. It can take many iterations to finish your project while still maintaining a cohesive overall picture.

Learn how David Ko tackles such scenarios!

  1. Design functionality
  2. Pushing concept
  3. Preserving the vision

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Lighting

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Rendering

Rendering as a Stylized Character designer has a basis on the ability to understand primitive forms, material properties, values, color, and lighting.

Each aspect of rendering will contribute to the final result.
David Ko will guide you on what it takes to stay within a specific style yet render efficiently and with quality.

  1. Lighting
  2. Material
  3. Value
  4. Color

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Feedback loops

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Finalizing

Finalizing can objectively separate you from a hobbyist to a professional. Learn what it takes to finish a quality design for your future clients. Your future art directors value this step as it can take the artist and team a lot of patience to push a product to the finishing line.

  1. Feedback loops
  2. Art Direction
  3. Quality
  4. Post Processing

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Problem Solving

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Project Management

Learn how to structure your project so that you seamlessly fit into modern art environments in larger studios. Some aspects of a professional artist are less known, such as naming conventions, color spaces, File sharing, and delivery.

David Ko will help you understand what it takes to deliver on time.

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Client requirements
  3. Reference management
  4. Layer structure
  5. Naming Conventions

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