Character Art School: Complete Coloring and Painting
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Character Art School: Complete Coloring and Painting

The Best Way to Learn to Color and Paint Professional Characters for Animation, Games, Comics, Manga and More.
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4.8 (28 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.
822 students enrolled
Created by Scott Harris
Last updated 9/2017
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Price: $195
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Includes:
  • 17 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Color and Paint Characters at a Professional Level
  • Utilize Fundamental Theory to Color and Paint in any Style
  • Have a solid grounding in Fundamental Color and Light Principles
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Requirements
  • You should have a desire to color and paint characters well
  • You should have a desire to reach a professional level of coloring and painting ability
Description

What is Character Art School: Complete Coloring and Painting?

Character Art School is a 6 week learn-anywhere video course where you learn to become adept at coloring and painting professional characters. I’ve hand-crafted the Character Art School: Complete Coloring and Painting course to be the only course you need, to learn all the core fundamentals and advanced techniques to coloring and painting 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 5 module guided video course, where the only limit to your progression is your determination and engagement in the rewarding assignments.

Whether you want to color and paint 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 color and paint with confidence and without fear. I’ll teach you to color and paint well. You will know all the core theory, workflows and practical application for professional level Character Coloring and Painting.

Finally, Learn Character Coloring and Painting Well

Whether you’re a complete beginner, or intermediate at character coloring and painting, 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 coloring and painting 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 coloring and painting effectively means having information presented in a logical and coherent way. The Character Coloring and Painting 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. You'll also find that Coloring and Painting is grounded in very solid and complete theory. Learn rapidly.

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 Color and Light 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 color and paint 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 color and paint, I'm teaching you to be a fundamentally good character colorist and painter.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn to color and paint 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
74 Lectures
16:47:33
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Introduction
2 Lectures 14:59

Coloring and Painting Tools
12:30
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Module 1: Light and Color Art Fundamentals
15 Lectures 01:40:42
Light, Color and the Eye
07:21

The Scale of Light
08:24

Perception of Forms
04:54

Planes
05:10

Light and Reflection
09:49

The Form Lighting Principal
22:04

Understanding Color
06:28

Color Shifting
05:56

Color Schemes
10:12


Atmospheric Perspective
03:30

Edge Differentiation
06:44

Observation
02:26

Module 1 Assignments
00:02

Module 1 Resources
00:01
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Module 2: Using Digital Tools
14 Lectures 51:45
Introduction
01:18

General Tools Overview
05:15

Canvas Size and Resolution Guide
03:41

Installing Brushes
02:04

Keyboard Shortcuts Guide
08:02

Brush Flow and Opacity
12:51

Blending and Color Picking
01:07

Digital Color Picker
02:10

Layers and Layer Modes
05:48

Understanding Selections
02:32

Understanding Adjustments
03:06

User Interface Layouts
02:30

Software Adaptation
01:20

Module 2 Resources
00:01
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Module 3: The Character Coloring and Painting Workflow
25 Lectures 02:10:04
Workflow Overview
02:47

Digital Canvas Pre-production
03:08

Illustration Preparation
04:17

Stage 1: Local Color
09:08

Stage 2: Variations
05:43

Stage 3: Forms
18:00

Stage 4: Light 1
06:38

Stage 5: Light 2
05:02

Stage 6: Highlights 1
04:51

Stage 7: Highlights 2
05:09

Stage 8: Highlights 3
05:55

Stage 9: Dynamic Lighting
03:10

Stage 10: Contrast
04:21

Stage 11: Cast
04:28

Post-Production Adjustments
02:46

Skin Enhancement
04:53

The Secret Hair Painting Technique
07:29

Adjusting Line Color
04:11

Over-Painting
02:12

Post Production Effects 1
05:11

Post Production Effects 2
03:25

Full Workflow Time-lapse Overview
16:12

Conclusion
01:05

Module 3 Assignments
00:01

Module 3 Resources
00:01
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Module 4: Coloring and Painting Styles
8 Lectures 57:27
Introduction to Character Coloring and Painting Styles
01:42

Achieving Flat Coloring and Gradient Style Coloring
09:49

Achieving Animation and Anime Cell-Shaded Style Coloring
09:01

Achieving Digital Water-Color and Rough Style Coloring
14:14

Achieving Chunky, brush-stroked Style Painting
12:44

Achieving Smooth Painterly Style Painting
02:23

Achieving Comic Book Style Colouring
07:33

Module 4 Assignments
00:01
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Module 5: Comprehensive Character Coloring and Painting Demos
9 Lectures 10:51:49
Intro to Full Demos
01:12

DEMO 1: Carmi Timelapse with Commentary
10:36


DEMO 2: ChronoViper Timelapse with Commentary
08:11

DEMO 2: ChronoViper Full Coloring Demo
01:32:40

DEMO 3: Hiding Something Timelapse with Commentary
18:58

DEMO 3: Hiding Something Full Painting Demo
02:42:00

DEMO 4: Your Call Timelapse with Commentary
18:35

DEMO 4: Your Call Full Painting Demo
02:32:28
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:46
Conclusion to the Course
00:46
About the Instructor
Scott Harris
4.6 Average rating
597 Reviews
5,511 Students
4 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!