Stephen Kulp is a professional Character Designer based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Character Designer on a Special Animated Feature Film
Character designing and storyboarding on an animated feature film.
- Creating complete artworks from script to Pencil > Ink > Colour (Digital or Traditional)
- Creating Caricatures from photo references, or live sittings.
- Developing Characters for Comic Books, Animation Films / Series, Games and Children's Books.
I receive complex ideas and information and communicate them by drawing simple, but effective illustrations which is mainly targeted toward semi-literate people.
This usually involves a briefing from my creative director. We receive a script from the writing department and then "scamp" (also known as "thumbnailing") the script into a visual art form. This is typically communicated in either a comic page format or a poster. I have also done Storyboards for Animation.
I started as an Animator, working on shows ie. Florries Dragon, Happy Valley and Caillou. In the last year, I was given the opportunity to to some Character Development on a variety of animation productions within the Studio.