Learning from the experts is arguably the most profitable path to self-realization in a chosen field or art form. While inspiration is highly personal and style can be variable, technique and process can be learned. CG Characters: From Sketch to Finish provides a guidebook for character designers who wish to develop or improve their skills through experimentation. The creative process is illuminated by step-by-step concept sketches and illustrations by leading designers, providing a key to the creation of successful art works. Includes in-depth interviews with more than 40 top digital artists from around the world. From software and materials and tools used, to given skill sets, original concepts and self-critique, the questions and answers within are thoughtful and honest, providing readers with a framework for further development.