…part of the many on-going value-additions for B.A. Visual Arts Degree students of Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts.
Thursday, the 2nd of May, 2019 proved to be an inspiring and fruitful day for students pursuing their 1st-year B.A. Visual Art (Animation & VFX) and B.A. Visual Arts (Applied Art) programs at CMCFA, one of India’s finest destinations for Creative Arts education. CMCFA organized a day-long, participative character design workshop.
The workshop was conducted by Aditya N Chari, a fine arts graduate and gifted artist with over 18 years of experience in character design, caricatures, comic illustrations, and paintings. He worked as a Concept Lead, Character Designer, Graphic Designer, Visualizer, Animator, and BG/Layout/Pre-Production Artist. He also freelanced for many reputed companies. His professional associations include Prana Studios, Virgin Comics, Reliance Infocomm, Grey Worldwide, Leo Burnett, Lintas, McKann Ericsson, Ogilvy & Mather, Aurobindo Society, Forbes, Hungama.com, ISCKON, and MTV, to name a few.
He is the best-selling author+Illustrator of three books on figure drawing. As a character sketch/concept artist, he worked for many films including Bahubali (Bhallala Deva character) and frequently holds portrait demonstrations, one-man shows (exhibitions) and group shows. As a mentor, he earlier taught figure drawing and character design at Animation Art School-Goa and is currently teaching design fundamentals at Gurukul School of Design apart from delivering guest lectures frequently.
Bringing his vast experience to the workshop, Mr. Aditya took students on a steep learning curve, covering different facets of the craft, while offering the techniques and tips vital to creating professional character design. Commencing at eight in the morning, the workshop was split into three sessions and wrapped up at four in the evening. Students had many takeaways from the workshop: step by step, hands-on methods to draw; using a reference to improve drawing skills, developing character from rough sketches to developed concepts, line & stroke techniques, building versatility and key skills needed to create a fully illustrated character.
The workshop was dedicated to Satyajit Ray – one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, on the occasion of his 98th birth anniversary.
The workshop was organized by CMCFA as part of its multiple initiatives aimed at helping students acquire vital job-skills. This focus on producing highly-trained, job-ready artists is one of the many defining features of CMCFA’s training and its spectacular placements result in every year. Leading recruiters in the animation, gaming and VFX sectors prefer CMCFA students and frequently conduct campus drives at the college due to the high concentration of highly trained creative talent. The biggest advantage that students of CMCFA have over their peers at other colleges is placement excellence.
Creative Multimedia College is one of India’s leading fine arts colleges offering the in-demand 3-year B.A. Visual Arts (Animation & VFX) and B.A. (Applied Art) Degree programs in association with the famed Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU) – Hyderabad. These are industry-focused, up-to-date career programs acknowledged by the industry. Upon successful completion, students receive a prestigious degree from JNAFAU: a veritable passport to the job market with transferable skills, global employability, rewarding jobs, and good career growth opportunities.
Ever since inception, CMCFA has been committed to “Enhancing Employability” of its students and helping them gain the competitive edge in the job market. The college has shaped scores of winning careers and is considered a springboard to career success for students aspiring for a bright future in the global digital media and entertainment industry, especially the Animation, VFX, and Gaming verticals.