Character Design and Digital Painting in Adobe Illustrator
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Character Design and Digital Painting in Adobe Illustrator

Learn character design and digital painting in Adobe Illustrator
4.7 (9 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.
60 students enrolled
Created by Michael Austin
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Digital paint in Adobe Illustrator
  • Design a lighting and color palette for your characters
  • Design complex textures easily in Adobe Illustrator
  • How to create brushes that effectively allow you to paint details Adobe Illustrator
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Requirements
  • Adobe Illustrator CS6 or higher
Description

Resolution free digital painting!

Are you looking to start your career as a character designer? Are you looking for a way to hone your digital art skills? In this course, you will learn how to digital paint in Adobe Illustrator. I'll walk you through the entire process from start to finish.

The techniques I'm using in this video series can be carried over into many other painting applications. The methods I'm using are particular to Adobe Illustrator. This video will focus primarily on how to digital paint in the broadest sense so we can apply the knowledge to any other process as we see fit.

Digital painting in Adobe Illustrator allows you to adapt your character designs for many uses and sizes. Since vectors are scalable and do not pixelate when resized.

Just imagine the implications.

In this course, you will learn:

  • how to get started digital painting
  • how to create brushes
  • how to build line art and texture
  • how to work with highlights and shadows
  • how to develop a value scale with vectors
  • and much more!

Enroll today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn the secrets of digital painting in Adobe Illustrator
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Curriculum For This Course
34 Lectures
01:30:06
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Introduction to Digital Painting in Adobe Illustrator
6 Lectures 18:26


Understanding Highlights
02:40

Working with Screen Mode
02:59

Painting with Gradients Part 2
04:48

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Painting in Adobe Illustrator
4 Lectures 12:27


3. Under-painting in Adobe Illustrator
03:44

4. Creating Visual Intrest
03:30
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Advanced Techniques
6 Lectures 17:20
Rendering the Skin
03:09

Working with Shadows
02:01

Sharpening the Details
03:12

Second Pass Rendering of the Skin
03:16

Refining the Character Details
03:06

Working with Edge Highlights
02:36
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Student Q&A
2 Lectures 03:47
Selecting colors in Adobe Illustrator
01:45

Brush Creation in Adobe Illustrator
02:02
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Fantasy Character Design Vol.1
16 Lectures 38:06
Sketching the Design
02:13

Finalizing the Design
01:16

Inking the Character Design Part One
02:30

Inking the Character Design Part Two
03:04

Inking the Character Design Part Three
02:16

Adding the Flat Colors
01:44

First Pass Lighting Design
02:13

Second Pass Lighting Design
03:54

Editing the Base Color Design
03:16

Rendering the Face And Features
02:41

Edge Highlight Design
02:25

Editing Minor Details
02:24

First Pass Effect Rendering
02:27



Final Adjustments
00:49
About the Instructor
Michael Austin
4.8 Average rating
18 Reviews
105 Students
4 Courses
Illustrator & Designer

I have more than ten years experience working with character designs, illustrations, and game art. I specialize in digital painting, vector art, 2-D animation, and concept art. I will break down the creative process for you in easy to follow and digestible steps, that will allow you to apply your newfound skills immediately.