Character Art School: Complete Character Drawing
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Character Art School: Complete Character Drawing

The Best Way to Learn to Draw Professional Characters for Animation, Games, Comics, Manga and More.
4.6 (199 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,922 students enrolled
Created by Scott Harris
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 25.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Articles
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Draw Professional Level Character Drawings
  • Utilize Fundamental Theory to Draw in any Style
  • Have a solid grounding in Fundamental Art and Drawing Principles
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Requirements
  • You should have a desire to draw characters well
  • You should have a desire to reach a professional level of drawing ability
Description

What is Character Art School?

Character Art School is a 10 week learn-anywhere video course where you learn to become adept at drawing professional characters. I’ve hand-crafted the Character Art School: Complete Character Drawing course to be the only course you need, to learn all the core fundamentals and advanced techniques to drawing and sketching characters well. If you’re an absolute beginner or you’re already at an intermediate level, the course will advance your current ability to a professional level. The course is a comprehensive 10 module guided video course, where the only limit to your progression is your determination and engagement in the rewarding assignments.

Whether you want to draw character concept art for films and games, illustrations, comics, manga, Disney style or other styles, this is the course you need to get you there.

I’ll teach you to draw without fear. I’ll teach you to draw well.

Finally, Learn Character Drawing Well

Whether you’re a complete beginner, or intermediate at character drawing, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew. Seriously. Inspired by masters and built on the theory of giants, Character Drawing Academy is one of, if not the most comprehensive character drawing course out there. I’m so convinced of this, I’ll give you a no-questions asked refund if you’re not satisfied.

Clear, Easy to Understand Lessons

Crystal clear in fact. Learning character drawing effectively means having information presented in a logical and coherent way. The Character Academy Course is modular by design, easy to grasp, and allows you to learn in a well paced, structured way. Engage in the course chronologically, then revise each module at your leisure. Grasp concepts faster than you ever have before – there’s no fluff here.

Assignments that are Rewarding

Bridging the gap between theory and practice, each module’s assignments have been designed to both reinforce theory, and feel rewarding. I’ve taken the core of the theory, and purpose built each assignment to help you rapidly progress, and you’ll see the difference in your own work almost immediately. Art is about doing, so let’s get started.

What's Your Style?

Whether you want to learn to draw characters for games, comics, cartoons, manga, animation and more, this course has you covered. I'm not teaching you a 'method' or a 'way' to draw, I'm teaching you to be a fundamentally good character artist.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn to draw characters well, in any style
  • Individuals who love character art, from Video Game Art, to Animation, Comics, Manga and more
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Curriculum For This Course
108 Lectures
26:03:07
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Introduction
3 Lectures 09:11

Theory Versus Practical
02:46

Let's Get Messy
02:23
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Module 1: Intro to Art Fundamentals
11 Lectures 48:28
The Basic Structure of Art
04:40

Breaking Down the Structure
10:07

See like An Artist
04:47

Skill vs. Emotion
02:15

The Story
03:46

Believability and Realism
01:44

Maturity As An Artist
05:40

Art Studies vs Art Creation
01:42

Imaginative Art
01:29

Module 1 Summary
11:44

Module 1 Assignments
00:34
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Module 2: Drawing Fundamentals
14 Lectures 01:34:00
Warmup and Penmanship
07:26

Drawing in 3D
11:45

Dynamic Drawing
11:46

Showing Depth
04:47

Assymetry
06:40

Communicating with Lines
08:28

Planning Lines Ahead
03:43

Speed Drawing
03:26

Two Stage Drawing Workflow
11:24

What is Style?
07:00

How to Use References
06:16

Developing Your Visual library
04:02

Theory Stacking
06:08

Module 2 Assignments
01:09
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Module 3: Character Forms and Proportions
22 Lectures 03:13:17
Introduction to Module 3
03:18

Proportions 1
09:38

Proportions 2
06:30

Proportions 3
03:33

Proportions 4
02:50

Dynamism in the Form
03:38

Drawing the Head and Neck Forms
15:13

Drawing the Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis Forms
13:50

Drawing the Arms and Legs Forms
10:28

Drawing the Hands Forms
12:25

Drawing the Forms of the Feet
07:38

Drawing the Forms of the Breasts
05:30

DEMO Putting the Forms Together
18:43

Drawing the Eyes
20:24

Drawing the Ears
10:22

Drawing the Nose
07:37

Drawing the Mouth and Lips
11:41

DEMO Facial Features
15:46

Let's Talk About Anatomy
03:14

Module 3 Assignments
02:30

Module 3 Anatomy Study Plan
05:40

Anatomy Study Resources
02:48
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Module 4: Gesture Drawing Foundations
11 Lectures 01:23:53
What is Gesture?
10:28

Gesture's Core Foundation
14:49

Action in the Form
04:25

Lines of Importance
03:12

Axis of the Form
09:48

Basic Gesture Drawing
09:46

Intermediate Gesture Drawing
04:59

Advanced Gesture Drawing
16:18

Life Gestures
07:16

How to: Gesture Excercises
01:04

Module 4 Assignments
01:48
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Module 5: Character Drawing Workflows
6 Lectures 03:00:06
Workflow 1: Two Stage Workflow
10:25

Workflow 2: Multi-Stage Workflow
07:32

DEMO Multi-Stage Workflow
15:41

DEMO Realtime Workflow
02:20:56

Finding Your Ideal Workflow
04:25

Module 5 Assignments
01:07
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Module 6: Character Composition and Design
15 Lectures 01:35:55
Module 6 Introduction
01:35

The Center of Gravity
04:48

Asymmetry in Character Drawing
06:20

Squash and Stretch
02:46

Action and Re-action
05:18

Gender and Age Differences
07:10

Character Design Essentials
10:58

Points of Focus
10:16

Making Characters Unique
04:52

Utilising Symbolism
03:03

Silhouette
04:53

The Three Core Elements of Character Design
03:52

The 5 Core Elements of Character Composition
26:03

Using All Your knowledge
02:41

Module 6 Assignments
01:20
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Module 7: Facial Expression and Emotion
6 Lectures 01:12:24
Dynamics of the Face
06:36

Keys to Expressing with the Eyes
12:48

Keys to Expressing with the Eyebrows
05:09

Keys to Expressing with the Mouth
20:33

DEMO Facial Expressions and Emotions
26:10

Module 7 Assignments
01:08
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Module 8: Hair and Cloth Dynamics
6 Lectures 01:44:16
Fundamentals of Drawing Hair
17:08

Basic Components of Hair
10:04

Basic Hair Shapes
20:14

DEMO Drawing Hair and Hairstyles
23:15

Cloth Dynamics
32:35

Module 8 Assignments
01:00
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Module 9: Character Post-Production
4 Lectures 27:30
Creating Clean Lines and Line Art
17:10

Creating Rough Clean Lines and Line Art
03:00

Character Page Composition
06:23

Final Assignment
00:57
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About the Instructor
Scott Harris
4.6 Average rating
255 Reviews
3,391 Students
3 Courses
Art Director, DAS: School of Art and Design

Scott Harris is an Art Director at DAS: School of Art and Design, as well as a freelance concept artist and illustrator for the entertainment industry. He has been involved in digital art production for over 10 years, and also heads up Epic Legend Entertainment, a concept art and illustration production studio for film, games and entertainment design. Scott is a zealous teacher, and strives to bring students to a high level quickly, with simple, easy to understand concepts, built on rock solid art principles. He is enthusiastic, energetic, and always willing to help!