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 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.

Spirit of 76 Kirk Parrish

Spirit of 76 Kirk Parrish – First Runner Up

First runner-up in the character design contest is Kirk Parrish. To see more of Kirk’s work see his gallery at Kirk won Cedric Hohnstadt’s Be Your Own Boss: Freelancing Tips and Tricks course.

Spirit of 76 Andy Long

Spirit of 76 by Andy Long – Second Runner Up

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.