Complete Character Design Course: Draw Your Dream Character
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Complete Character Design Course: Draw Your Dream Character

Design Amazing Characters For Manga, Anime, Animation, Gaming And More! Create Unforgettable Characters.
4.5 (24 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.
188 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2019
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How To Draw Amazing Characters
  • Designing Dynamic Characters Using Gesture Drawing
  • Mastering And Refining Silhouettes
  • Drawing Different Art Styles Of Characters
  • How To Design Characters For Manga, Anime, Animation, Gaming And More!
  • Choosing Color Palettes For Characters
  • Drawing Different Outfits For Your Characters
  • Pen And Paper
  • Or Digital Drawing Tools + Drawing Tablet
  • Willingness to Learn!

Design Your Dream Character!

Welcome to the Complete Character Design Course, where you'll be designing your dream character from nothing!

Do you want to know all the techniques and skills you need to create your own amazing characters?

Do you want to turn your character ideas into fully fleshed out characters with emotion and backstories?

Are you intimidated by everything there is to know about character design, like proportions, silhouette, and outfits?

Then this is the Course for you!

We'll be going through all the necessary steps to make your dream character come true.

We'll be:

  • writing and brainstorming your character traits and personality

  • using gesture drawing to create dynamic poses

  • mastering color theory for character design

  • creating a full 4 view turnaround for your character

  • and much more!

You'll understand the fundamentals of character design to create interesting characters that people will fall in love with. All of this done step by step, in an easy to follow process.

If you're tired of courses that tell you what to do but don't actually SHOW you the process, I'm here to tell you that this is NOT one of those courses!

Hours Of Practical Course Content

In this course, we'll be going through both theory and practical activities.

In fact, if you follow this course from the beginning to the very end, you'll have your own amazing character completely drawn in several poses.

With over 10 different sections and hours of content, you will learn:

  • How To Write A Compelling Character Story And Traits

  • Finding And Using Reference Images To Design Better Characters

  • Drawing Dynamic Characters With Gesture Drawing

  • Making Strong Silhouettes For Your Characters

  • Drawing Amazing Character Outfits And Pieces Of Clothing

  • Choosing Color Palettes And Coloring Your Characters

  • Drawing Full 4-View Turnarounds Of Your Characters (Including 3/4 View!)

  • Master Character Design Fundamentals And Beyond

  • And Much More!

There are several hours of content here to help you design amazing characters. And every single video covers important fundamentals that will stick with you for life!

Every section includes both the character design theory, where you'll be learning everything you need to know about designing interesting and relatable characters in bite-sized videos, AND the practical application, where we'll be going through using what we just learned, step by step.

It doesn't matter if you're a traditional artist that wants to brush up on Character Design or a Digital Artist that has just started getting into the medium, this course will make you a better character designer!

Downloadable Resources And Templates!

Not only that, but this course comes with several resources to help you with your character artist journey.

  • Personal Contact and Feedback from me, your Instructor

  • Useful Templates and Character Design Sheets

  • Character Design Inspiration And References

  • Lifetime Access To The Course And Updates

  • Access To The Q&A Section

  • Behind The Scenes Look at My Character Design Process

Including downloadable reference sheets to help you with anatomy and proportions, to amazing websites that help you find the perfect color palette and reference images for your character!

And If you aren't fully satisfied, I offer you a full money-back guarantee within the first 30 days of purchasing the course.

There really is no reason to hesitate.

So, are you ready to start creating your own amazing characters?

Then I'll see you in the course!

- Patricia

Who this course is for:
  • Students wanting to design amazing characters
  • Artists that want to refine their character design skills
  • New artists that want to start with a fun drawing skill
  • Anyone that loves character art and design, from Manga to Gaming, Chibi, Comics and More!
Course content
Expand all 24 lectures 04:15:41
+ Introduction
2 lectures 04:56

Welcome to the course! Here's what we'll be talking about and what you'll be learning in this character design course.

Preview 02:26

Here's how you can get a guaranteed win out of this course and be a better character designer!

Preview 02:30
+ Bringing Your Character To Life - Traits And Personality
2 lectures 28:11

Let's bring your character to life! Write everything that makes your character who it is. Traits, personality and more.

Bringing Your Character To Life

Let's write our own adventurer character for this character design course! We'll be writing about Jonah, our teenager with an adventurer spirit!

DEMO: Writing An Adventurer Character
It's time to write your own character! Think of what are their traits, personality and any details you think of. Use the template to help you!
Practice: Write Your Character!
1 question
+ Using References For Better Character Design
2 lectures 14:41

Let's see what are some of the best websites you can use to get character design reference images and inspiration!

Finding Reference Images For Better Character Designs!

Here's how I go about finding reference images and inspiration for our character, Jonah!

DEMO: Finding References For Our Adventurer Character
Time to get some reference images for your character. Use the websites and resources that I've talked about in the video and find images that resonate with your character! This is a fun process, so take your time!
Practice: Let's Get Reference Images For Your Character!
1 question
+ Dynamic Poses And Characters With Gesture Drawing
3 lectures 30:05

Here's how you can create more dynamic characters using gesture drawing! Including a website perfect for warming up your wrist.

Preview 01:58

How I warm up my wrist with gesture drawing, so we can start drawing our character, Jonah!

DEMO: Warming Up With Gesture Drawing

Let's creature different gesture drawings of our adventurer Jonah, so that we can decide on a pose!

Preview 14:56
Let's get our hands dirty! Well kinda... Time to draw a few poses and gestures to bring our character to life. Let's do this!
Practice: Time To Do Some Gesture Drawing!
1 question
+ Using Strong Silhouettes To Design Better Characters
2 lectures 09:28

Silhouettes are super important, so let's dive into what makes a good silhouette and what makes a bad silhouette. With examples!

Making A Strong Silhouette For Your Character

Time to refine the silhouette of our adventurer character, let's make it as dynamic as we can!

DEMO: Refining The Silhouette Of Our Adventurer
Alright, now that we have our gesture drawings ready, it's time to refine our silhouette! This is a somewhat quick process, so let's go for it!
Practice: Let's Turn Your Gesture Drawing Into A Strong Silhouette!
1 question
+ Proportions And Anatomy
2 lectures 19:57

Proportions and anatomy are different things, so it's important that we nail down proportions first! Here's how we can go about it.

Fixing The Proportions And Anatomy Of Your Character

Let's fix the proportions for our adventurer character, Jonah!

DEMO: Drawing The Proportions Of Our Adventurer Character
Now that we have a strong silhouette, let's go through the shapes and add the anatomy of our character! Let's do this!
Practice: Choosing And Applying Proportions And Anatomy
1 question
+ Choosing And Drawing Outfits
2 lectures 16:43

Outfits can sometimes be a headache in character design. So let's go the easiest and best ways to create outfits for your characters. Including several websites that you can use to find outfit references!

Drawing The Outfit For Your Character!

Let's design the outfit for our character, Jonah! Here's how I go about finding reference images for outfits and drawing them in the character.

DEMO: Drawing Jonah's Outfit (Our Character)
Our character feels a bit... naked! So let's go draw them some clothing.
Practice: Time To Dress Up Our Character!
1 question
+ Mastering Colors And Palettes!
2 lectures 22:35

Color theory is something that people don't like to talk about, but it's super important! It can give mood and emotion and much more. So let's go about how we can choose color palettes for our characters and useful websites to help us make a good decision.

Choosing Colors And Painting Your Character

Time to color our character, Jonah! We go through the coolors website to get a color palette that we like. And paint it all up in clip studio paint.

DEMO: Coloring Our Character, Jonah!
Now our character is looking a bit bland. Let's add some colors!
Practice: Choosing Colors For Your Character!
1 question
+ Drawing Turnarounds And Character Sheets
5 lectures 01:47:15

Turnarounds or Character Design Sheets can be very handy when drawing a character. So let's go about what's needed to draw in a turnaround, with examples!

Drawing A Turnaround Of Your Character!

Time to draw the front view of our character for the turnaround.

DEMO: Drawing The Front View Of Our Character, Jonah

Now let's draw the Back view of our character, this one is one of the easiest views for the turnaround!

DEMO: Drawing The Back View, The Easiest One!

Let's draw the side view of our character, Jonah!

Drawing The Side View Of Jonah

Now's the hard part! This view of the turnaround is a bit tricky, but I'm sure you can do it! Just follow me and let's break down the shapes one by one.

Drawing The 3/4 View, The Hardest One!
Now expect to take some time on the turnaround of your character. In fact, I recommend you to not do everything in one sitting. This is a long process but you can do it, don't worry! So let's do this!
Practice: Last One! Let's Draw A Turnaround Of Your Character
1 question
+ Conclusion And More!
2 lectures 01:50

You did it! You finished the course, well done! Here's a small message and thank you from Jonah as well! Added the speedpainting so you can see the progress of the illustration step by step.

Conclusion And Jonah Has A Message For You!
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