From Analog to Virtual: Visual Stylizations of Humanoid Characters Across Media

Terry, Lucas (2020) From Analog to Virtual: Visual Stylizations of Humanoid Characters Across Media. Journal of Visual Art and Design, 12 (1). pp. 38-55. ISSN 2337-5795

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Abstract

Visual stylization and its impact on different aspects of the perception of digital human beings are commonly debated. This study investigated how fictional and non-fictional characters are represented in various media from the perspective of digital humanoid character design. Based on Zangwill’s theory of Moderate Aesthetic Formalism, this study focused on the formalistic aspect of visual analysis and interpretation of media artifacts ranging from older media such as paintings to newer media, such as animations, interactive video games and mobile apps. This paper also explores several case studies of how humanoid digital characters are represented via visual stylizations across different media. This article underlines the importance of visual stylization as an opportunity to find unique and innovative ways of communicating with visual means.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: animation; avatar; character design; digital human; moderate aesthetic formalism; new media; visual style, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 08:59
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2020 08:59
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/30674

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