Stylized Character Design Mentorship with David Ko | CGverse

Master Your Design Skills.

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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 get to know required skills in the entertainment industry. Help you with character design, problem solving, rendering and more.

Live Instructor(s): David Ko

Mentor-Mentee Ratio: 1 on 3

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Each module is explained in detail below by clicking on it. Feel free to contact us for questions regarding a mentorship. If you want to customize your mentorship, let us know. 

2-3 Portfolio Paintings
2 Days per week
Valid Certificates

2 months


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3-4 Portfolio Paintings
2 Days per week
Valid Certificates
Dealing with Clients
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4 months


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Character Design

Learn how to create a visual language and solve your clients briefs with the help of the insight knowledge of a riot artist. How to stay in proportion and pushing your designs is one of the many tasks a character designer has to solve. This 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


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

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

Anatomy fundamentals are essential to an artists tool set. Create dynamic poses and a readable line quality to further push your designs.

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

  1. Anatomy
  2. Pose
  3. Line Quality

Problem Solving

Learn how to integrate functionality into your character designs. It can take many iterations  to finish a design while still maintaining a cohesive overall picture. This is a lot to take in a team environment. Learn how David Ko tackles such scenarios!

  1. Design functionality
  2. Pushing concept
  3. Preserving the vision
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Rendering as a Stylized Character designer is based on the ability to understand form, material properties, values, color and lighting.

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

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


This step is the one which can 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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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. This step is mostly acquired through experience. David Ko will help you understand what it takes to deliver on time. 

  1. Understanding Client Needs
  2. Naming Conventions
  3. File Delivery
  4. Structural Mindset

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