Design your own character: Character design in videogames
A comic figure with blue trousers, a white shirt and pink hair runs into a turquoise coloured picture.
Sun, January 22, 2023 2 pm – 5 pm CET, Workshop

From 12 years, with registration - limited number of participants!

What would computer games be without their heroes and heroines: Mario, Sonic or Lara Croft? Using selected games in the ZKM exhibition "Gameplay", we will look at the design of these characters and create our own.

In doing so, we will consciously resort to the classic analog media of pencil and paper and reflect on the beginnings of computer game art, which were strongly influenced by comics, manga, and animated films.

Previous knowledge in drawing is not necessary. We will work together on the basic structure of a character and highlight elements that are particularly important for computer game characters.

If you wish, you are welcome to bring your own drawing materials or a sketchbook. We will provide paper, pencils, and various media for coloring.

Registration is possible until 12:00 noon the day before.


You can call us:
Tuesday 1 pm–6 pm,
Thursday 9 am–1 pm

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe