Character Design for Concept Art
What you'll learn
- You'll earn the professional way to create character designs and concept art
- You'll learn how to come up with ideas for character designs, how to draw characters out of your head easily at any time
- You'll learn the proportions of the human figure, how to draw the human figure in any pose, plus how to draw the face and draw the face in any angle
- Colour can be daunting! But you will be able to master colour like a pro and work with a limited palette to create stunning professional looking artwork
- Knowledge of Photoshop or a similar digital painting software
This course is a deep dive, complete step-by-step guide to creating characters and concept art. I will walk you through the process from start to finish and by the end of the course you will have a stunning portfolio piece. Along the way,
you will learn how to draw the human figure;
how to draw stylised characters;
how to create characters for animation;
and how to easily come up with interesting character designs yourself, all the time.
You'll also learn how to paint and add colour to your designs, as well as how to add textures, shading, and effects to really make your characters leap off the screen! If you want to learn how to draw characters, how to paint concept art for animation or games, and how to come up with characters with compelling storylines, this course is for you!
This is a course about digital painting, but really the emphasis throughout this is to de-mystify the process and show you to actually come up with ideas, how to ramp up your character drawing skills and how to ensure you have a fully developed and fully rounded character before you even begin the painting stage. In addition to that, I’m also focusing on showing you how, once you have your painting completed, you can easily add effects and final polish to your artwork to make it stand out in your portfolio .
If you are interested in animation, and working in animation, or if you’re interested in comic art, or any kind of digital art, then this course is for you.
I really want you to find success as a digital artist and have open up doors for yourself for a possible career path in animation or concept art. That’s my ultimate goal in making this course. I’m sharing knowledge and techniques gathered from my 15 + years of experience working as a digital artist for animation companies in Dublin and in Vancouver. I’ve done work for clients such as Disney, Dreamworks, Atomic, to name a few. And about 90% of what I know now, I learnt on the job working for these studios. And now I’m sharing it with you so that you can build up a stunning portfolio and get your career up and running.
I hope to see you inside the course. Enrol now and come work with me in this fun and practical course. Take the first steps on your creative journey today!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in learning how to paint digitally
- Anyone with an interest in Animation or Comic Book Art
- Anyone who is working on their portfolio for animation school or for submitting to a studio
My background spans the disciplines of drawing, painting, filmmaking and animation. I studied Film in Dublin, and spent a semester on a scholarship at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU in New York. I later studied drawing and animation. Since 2005, I have worked in studios in Vancouver and Dublin as a professional Background Designer and Environment Artist. I've also worked as a storyboard artist, concept artist, and I have directed a number of short animated films.
All in all, I've worked for over 15 years as an Artist, Illustrator and Animation Professional. I've provided artwork for studios whose clients include Disney UK, Sony Pictures Animation, HMH Publishing, to name a few.
I also have an ongoing painting and drawing practice, and I paint portraits on commission, and exhibit my work in galleries. My passion is to teach others the whole spectrum of art skills that I've learned and developed over the course of my career.