Character Design: A Complete Guide to Drawing 2D Characters
What you'll learn
- Download a 100-page PDF with Skill-Testing Worksheets!
- Use a 2-Step Character Design Workflow
- How to Create Amazing Characters From Scratch
- How to Draw Better Muscle Anatomy
- How to Give Your Character a Dynamic Pose
- How to Understand Fabric Folds for Clothes
- How to Produce Lineart, Add Color, and Cel Shade Digitally
- How to Draw the Human Face Accurately
- A pencil and paper!
- Optional: Digital drawing tablet and Photoshop
Do you want to be able to draw characters from your imagination?
Perhaps you want to draw characters for video games or movies? Or start your own comic series?
If you said yes, this is the perfect course to learn character design.
You'll learn the entire process from understanding shapes and shape language, to drawing the human head & figure. You'll learn how to draw several poses for your characters; understand how lighting can effect the mood and style of your character; and transform your hand-drawn character into digital art.
Enroll now and get instant access to:
18.5+ hours of video lessons
100 page workbook PDF
Student drawing community
Premium Instructor support
Lifetime updates to the class
How does the course work?
Jump right in with drawing warm up exercises. Then, learn our recommended tools and jump right into drawing character silhouettes. From there, you'll learn how simple shapes can give off different feelings - friendly vs. mean, good vs. evil, etc. You'll then learn how to draw the human head and figure.
Once you've learned all of these basics, you'll put it all together with some full character designs. After drawing your first full characters, you'll learn different poses to draw your character in.
The rest of the course covers some advanced drawing techniques, lighting styles, Photoshop skills, as well as deeper dives into character elements like hair, cloth, armor and more.
This is a very practical course! You'll be drawing and sketching your own characters throughout the entire class! And by the end of class, you should have several characters drawn, and the skills to draw any character from your imagination!
Why take this course from us?
Being able to create characters from your imagination is a sought after skill that is required by most major media companies in some aspect of their creative process. Whether it is to create films, games, or comic books, there is always a spot for someone who can draft up new, innovative, and magical ideas to bring the project to life. Even in the 21st century where much of the world's entertainment is in 3D, a skilled 2D illustrator is a vital asset in providing the initial designs that later become sculpted and rigged assets in 3D software.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with theoretical and practical knowledge that will be immediately useful when trying to get better at character drawing. This course is targeted towards hobbyists as well as beginners who seek to be professionals. Each topic will be taught at a comfortable pace and reiterated multiple times throughout the course. Students who enroll in this course will learn to think like an artist and adapt to a workflow that will allow them to produce designs that can be used by a 3D modeler in the studio pipeline.
Who is your course instructor?
This course is led by Kevin Gardin, the founder of Drawcademy, in partnership with Video School, creators of several top-rated courses in the fields of art, design, photography and video creation. Kevin has been drawing his own characters for years, both professionally and as a hobbyist. He is excited to share his knowledge and passion with you.
Are you ready to start your own character design journey?
We're so excited that you're here reading this course description, and know that once you enroll you won't regret it.
Click that enroll button and start drawing today!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone new to drawing who wants to learn how to draw better characters
- Anyone who wants to learn character design for movies, video games, comics, or cartoons
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My professional background is in video production and editing. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television in 2011. Since then, I've worked on thousands of projects that have appeared in movie theaters, film festivals, television and online.
Today, I create all kinds of things from photographs that can be seen on my Instagram to homemade sourdough bread that feeds my family. Who knows where life will take me. But I know wherever I am, I'll be creating.
Since 2012, I've been creating online courses that over two million students from around the world have taken. Course topics include everything from photography and video to design and business courses. If I can't teach it , I collaborate with other experts who share their skills with absolute beginners.
I can't wait to see you in class!
As your drawing teacher, it is my goal to prepare you for every challenge you will face when creating your finished piece! I've spent countless hours honing my skills and now I'm giving you a view of my drawing page where I look forward to helping you create your best work ever. Whether it be your own character design, or a still life, you can make it all happen through my online school, Drawcademy. The video lessons and workpages are designed to be to-the-point and effective to allow you to remember the information quickly and use it right away. It's so easy too, no more sorting through endless Youtube tutorials for the correct information you need, your time is valuable! All of my drawing courses also come with a PDF workbook and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Currently Kevin lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
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Currently, Mitch operates as the Chairman of Red Cape Studios, Inc. where he continues his passion for filmmaking. He is also the Host of Red Cape Learning and Produces / Directs content for Red Cape Films.
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