Sunday, July 12, 2009

Good news for Leftyjoe.

This has truly been a good last few months. Check this out, it's a letter I received in my gmai.

Request to Participate in International Publication on Character Design

Hi Joe,

I am emailing from Page One Publishing, a Singapore-based publishing firm specialising in art and design books. To find out more about the company, please visit

I chanced upon your website while doing some research for a new book our team is currently pitching and I would like to peak your interest in participating in this new title as a contributing artist. This book is about character design and focuses on the creative developments of designing a character prior to its final product. We are in the midst of collecting submissions for this book. Having seen your works, we hope that you would be keen to submit some of your character designs for selection. If this project goes through, your works will also be included in the book, which is slated for publication and distribution some time next year.

For your reference, here is a draft synopsis to help you better understand the book:

This book illustrates the conceptualisation process involved in designing characters for digital rendering. Before the transfer of a sketch into the computer, characters are drawn to detail a number of times and in various angles. In digitally rendering a character for, for example, a storyboard, it is important that the animatics consider all angles of the facial expressions, the body, the head, and even the arms and the legs. Every character should look different from a different angle, and that makes it as realistic as if a human character.

This book features character design sketches and the final digitally rendered works of adept character designers. From preliminary stages of messy hand drawn characters to its final outcome, witness how these talented illustrators bring their imaginary characters to life.

Do let me know what you feel about this and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me via email if you have any queries. I’d be more than happy to answer them.

Cheers and have a good week!

Lee Xiaohui | assistant editor

tel: +65-6740-8013 | fax: +65-6744-2088

Page One Publishing Private Limited

20 Kaki Bukit View, Kaki Bukit Techpark 2,

Singapore 415956

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