Character Design for Beginners - Create Your First Character
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Character Design for Beginners - Create Your First Character

Learn the Basics of Character Design - From Drawing and Design to Digital Illustration Using Procreate on iPad
4.5 (24 ratings)
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215 students enrolled
Created by Alexandra Gábor
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Basics of digital illustration
  • Come up with your own characters
  • Able to set mood with light and shadow
  • Create powerful silhouettes
  • Add eye catching features
  • Use harmonious colors
  • Create balanced design and great compositions
  • Process of Character illustration and a Professional approach for creative projects
  • Color and Composition Thumbnailing
Requirements
  • Have an iPad with Procreate installed on it
  • Basic understanding of Procreate
Description

Welcome to the Welcome to the Character Design for Beginners - Create Your First Character class!

Throughout this class I will carefully guide you through a 15 step process which will take you from an empty page to a full illustration like the one you can see on the course image.

In this class you will learn strategies and skills you can apply to your own illustration practice:

- You will be able to come up with your own characters.

- You will be able to create powerful silhouettes.

- You will be able to add eye catching features.

- You will be able to use harmonious colors.

- You will be able to create balanced design and great compositions.

- You will be able to set mood with light and shadow.

and most importantly, you will be able to tell a story.

Because what is illustration about? Storytelling.

In this class, as I am going to use the iPad Pro and Procreate, it is recommended to have these tools and have a basic knowledge of the program, however comment on everything and leave detailed notes so that you can work along with me easily. You can also use different programs, like Photoshop, but then you will need to adjust the steps for yourself.

Regarding the artistic background, this course is perfect for beginners. So if you are at the beginning of your illustration journey, you are at the right place either you are willing to take this as a professional path or if you are taking it as a hobby.

The skills you will learn in this course will open so many doors for you, not just by leveling up your technical skills, but by changing your mindset about approaching a project.

So, hopefully after this course, there will be no stress and unnecessary procrastination about an artwork you need to create for somebody, or for any of your personal projects.

The best thing about this course is that by the end of it, you will be able to create a full illustration like this – how amazing is that!

So if you are ready to start, let’s get into it!

Level up your illustration game TODAY!

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner illustrators who would love to learn digital illustration
  • Beginner illustrators curious about character design
  • Hobbyists looking for a new project
  • Illustrators who are struggling to get work done
  • Artists who don't know what to create
  • Artists who would love to learn the illustration style presented in the course
Course content
Expand all 21 lectures 02:23:59
+ Introduction
3 lectures 17:50
Resources
00:06
Into this assignment please upload the "Find Inspiration" idea board you created!
Inspiration Board
1 question
+ Design
7 lectures 46:02
Create a Mindmap
05:34
Understand Shape Language
04:24
Choose a Shape
08:21
Play With Silhouettes
05:50
Choose a Form
03:00
Define Main Features
10:23
Explore Features
08:30
Create a definitive sketch about your character!
Character Sketch
1 question
+ Illustration
11 lectures 01:20:07
Colorize
09:57
Compose The Scene
09:46
Intro To The Illustration Part
03:24
Create a Definite Sketch
09:22
Painting the Main Elements - Part 1 - Setup and Body
11:17
Painting the Main Elements Part 2 - Bodyparts and Details
09:53
Painting the Main Elements Part 3 - Grass
05:28
Create a Blurred Background
05:51
Add Foreground
07:27
Following the steps of the process, create a full illustration of your character. Create a 3 depth layered illustration - a blurred background, the character in the middle in focus and a bit blurred silhouettes in the front.
Final Illustration
1 question
Final Thoughts
01:53