Character Design Contest – Winner Announcement
Independence Day Spirit of 76 Character Design Contest Winner
The quality and variety of the character designs submitted to the character design contest was truly amazing. Each submission was very well done which made it difficult for Tom Bancroft to choose the best character design. All contest entries can be viewed here.
The winner of the Taught By A Pro Independence Day Spirit of 76 Character Design contest is Piper Thibodeau (see design above). Piper is a 21 year old animation student that would love to become a character designer. More of Piper’s work can be seen at https://twitter.com/Piper_Thibodeau. Tom will be doing a review of Piper’s character design which we will post soon. In addition to the character design review, Piper has also won Animating Fire Effects with Michel Gagné, Creating a Character for a Purpose with Tom Bancroft, and Drawriting a Comic Strip with Michael Jantze.
First runner-up in the character design contest is Kirk Parrish. To see more of Kirk’s work see his gallery at www.KirksArt.com. Kirk won Cedric Hohnstadt’s Be Your Own Boss: Freelancing Tips and Tricks course.
Second runner-up is Andy Long. Andy has always had an interest in character-design, and has been drawing characters on his own ever since he was able to pick up a pencil. He has won Tom Bancroft’s Designing Animated Women course.