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

Learn How to Draw People and Character Designs Professionally, Drawing for Animation, Comics, Cartoons, Games and More!
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4.5 (44,850 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
205,387 students enrolled
Created by Scott Harris
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 26.5 hours on-demand video
  • 18 articles
  • 25 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to Draw Characters Well
  • How to Draw Out of Your Head Fast
  • How to Draw in 3D
  • How to Draw Faces, Bodies and Hands
  • How to Draw like a Professional Artist
  • How to Draw Characters for Games, Films, Animation, Manga, Comics and More
  • Draw with Pencils and Paper or Digital Art Tools
  • Utilize the included 7GB of Free Art Resources
Requirements
  • Paper and Pencils or Digital Tools
  • Motivation to Learn!
  • A Desire to Draw Professionally
Description

With over 6500 5-Star reviews, join thousands of Artists in training in the best Character Drawing Course in the world!

What is Character Art School?

Character Art School is a learn-anywhere video course where you learn how to draw professional characters for books, games, animation, manga, comics and more. 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 drawing 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 design 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, and I’ll teach you to draw well - quickly.

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 and how to draw people 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, such as how to draw lips, eyes, faces, and more, 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- let’s draw something awesome!

What's Your Style?

Whether you want to learn Character Drawing to draw 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 fundamentally good at drawing characters, whether you prefer traditional pencil drawing or draw digitally.

What are Students Saying about the Course?

"Probably the best art course I've ever taken -- online or in college. Wonderfully presented, it helped me correct mistakes I'd been making that were really holding my artwork back. I've seen phenomenal progress after 30 days practice of the course material. Highly recommended." 

Dan Rahmel ★★★★★

"Just a perfect 5 stars rating. It's really complete and filled with advice, theories and concrete examples. As he said, it's probably the last character drawing course you'll take. It's all I wanted. Thank you so much Scott Harris!" 

Mario ★★★★★

"Amazing course. I haven't even started drawing yet because I'm in awe of how simple the instructor makes even the most complicated techniques look. At last, drawing like a pro is within my grasp! I also like the fact that the instructor allows me to just watch the first time through without worrying about drawing until I'm familiar with the concepts. My next time through the course, I'll be prepared and more confident than ever to begin drawing. Even so, I've already used some of the concepts in this course for a sketch here and there when I feel inspired to draw, and I can tell worlds of difference between my former drawings and newer ones. Laid back instructor, but very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this course."

Eric Beaty ★★★★★

Who this course is for:
  • 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
Course content
Expand all 115 lectures 26:35:36
+ Module 1: Intro to Art Fundamentals
11 lectures 48:32
The Basic Structure of Art and Drawing
04:40
Breaking Down the Structure
10:07
See like An Artist
04:47
Skill vs. Emotion in Drawing
02:15
The Importance of Story in Drawing
03:46
Drawing with Believability and Drawing with Realism
01:44
Maturity As An Artist
05:40
Drawing Art Studies vs Drawing Art Creation
01:42
Drawing Imaginative Art
01:29
Module 1 Summary
11:44
Module 1 Assignments
00:38
+ Module 2: Drawing Fundamentals
14 lectures 01:33:52
Drawing Warmup and Penmanship
07:26
Drawing in 3D
11:45
Dynamic Drawing
11:46
Showing Depth in your Drawings
04:47
Asymmetry in Drawing
06:40
Drawing Line Weights
08:28
Drawing Thinly and Lightly
03:43
The Importance of Drawing Fast
03:26
What is Drawing Style?
07:00
How to Use References when Drawing
06:16
Developing Your Visual library for your Drawings
04:02
Drawing Theory Stacking
06:08
Module 2 Assignments
01:01
+ Module 3: Character Forms and Proportions
22 lectures 03:10:13
Introduction to Module 3
03:18
Drawing the Proportions of the Body
09:38
Drawing the Head - Drawing Head Proportions
06:30
Drawing the Head Proportions - Side View
03:33
Drawing Hands - Drawing the Hand Proportions
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 | How to Draw Eyes
20:24
Drawing the Ears | How to Draw Ears
10:22
Drawing the Nose | How to Draw 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
02:24
Module 3 Anatomy Study Plan
05:28
Anatomy Study Resources
00:02
+ Module 4: Gesture Drawing Foundations
11 lectures 01:20:08
What is Gesture? Gesture Drawing Fundamentals
10:28
Gesture's Core Foundation
14:49
Drawing Action in the Form
04:25
Important Drawing Lines
03:12
Drawing Axis and Assymetry
09:48
Basic Gesture Drawing
06:05
Intermediate Gesture Drawing
04:59
Advanced Gesture Drawing
16:18
Drawing Life Gestures
07:16
How to: Gesture Drawing Exercises
01:04
Module 4 Assignments
01:44
+ Module 5: Character Drawing Workflows
6 lectures 03:00:05
Drawing Workflow 1: Two Stage Workflow
10:25
Drawing Workflow 2: Multi-Stage Workflow
07:32
DEMO Multi-Stage Drawing Workflow
15:41
DEMO Realtime Drawing Workflow
02:20:56
Finding Your Ideal Drawing Workflow
04:25
Module 5 Assignments
01:06
+ Module 6: Character Composition and Design
15 lectures 01:35:52
Module 6 Introduction
01:35
The Center of Gravity when Drawing Characters
04:48
Asymmetry in Character Drawing
06:20
Squash and Stretch - Animation Concepts for Drawing
02:46
Drawing Action and Re-action
05:18
Gender and Age Differences when Drawing Characters
07:10
Character Drawing and Character Design Essentials
10:58
Focal Points when Drawing Characters
10:16
Drawing Unique Characters
04:52
Utilising Symbolism when Drawing Characters
03:03
Silhouette Value for Character Drawing
04:53
The Three Core Elements of Character Design
03:52
The 5 Core Elements of Drawing Good Character Compositions
26:03
Using All of Your Drawing Knowledge
02:41
Module 6 Assignments
01:17
+ Module 7: Facial Expression and Emotion
6 lectures 01:12:20
Dynamics of the Face for Drawing
06:36
Keys to Expressing with the Eyes | Drawing Expressive Eyes
12:48
Keys to Expressing with the Eyebrows | Drawing Expressive Eyebrows
05:09
Keys to Expressing with the Mouth | Drawing Expressive Mouths
20:33
DEMO Drawing Facial Expressions and Drawing Emotions
26:10
Module 7 Assignments
01:04
+ Module 8: Hair and Cloth Dynamics
6 lectures 01:44:13
Fundamentals of Drawing Hair
17:08
Basic Components of Drawing Hair
10:04
Drawing Basic Hair Shapes
20:14
DEMO Drawing Hair and Hairstyles
23:15
Drawing Clothing with Cloth Dynamics
32:35
Module 8 Assignments
00:57
+ Module 9: Character Post-Production
4 lectures 27:27
Creating Clean Lines and Line Art for Finishing Drawings
17:10
Creating Rough Clean Lines and Line Art for Finishing Drawings
03:00
Character Page Composition when Drawing Characters
06:23
Final Assignment
00:54