Introduction to Figure Drawing - Create a Dynamic Character
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Introduction to Figure Drawing - Create a Dynamic Character

Learn Figure Drawing and Painting with simple Shapes, and easy to follow Content.
3.8 (8 ratings)
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Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn Figure Drawing to create Dynamic Characters
  • Learn to draw Features like Eyes, Ears, and Expressions
  • Use Basic Shapes to convey Body Movement and Expression
  • Learn many different techniques to use art for fun and enjoyment
  • Understand better the Basics of Drawing
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Requirements
  • Have a Computer with Internet Access.
  • You'll only need a Pencil, Pen and Paper or Computer with a Drawing Software of your choice.
  • The will to learn!
Description

Do you want to Start Figure Drawing but don't know where and how?

Would you like some guidance on what to do and what not to do when drawing your own Characters?

Come and take this Course with me! Here you'll learn how to make Figure Drawing easily and quickly. This is what you'll be learning throughout the Course:

  • Use shapes to create Body Masses of your Character so it looks super Dynamic;
  • Use Reference material and Inspiration to up your Drawing Skills!
  • Start from scratch or with your previous Idea and make your dream character.
  • The course is Constantly updated with more Resources and Content so you can keep on learning and improving your Skills!

Throughout the Course we will cover a lot of through bite-sized Classes so you don't feel Overwhelmed.

Currently here are the Major Headlines of what's in the Course:

  • Figure Drawing Shapes;
  • Basics of Digital Painting;
  • Creating Facial Features and Expressions;
  • More being added over the time!

I'll also be answering your questions and helping get better and better at your own Drawings, so this is a place for you to discuss and seek help as well! I love helping my students grow.

So if you're ready, join the Course and I'll see you in Class right after!


Who is the target audience?
  • You'd like to learn Figure Drawing.
  • You'd like to start Drawing but don't know where to start.
  • Anyone who wants to sharpen up your Drawing Skills, or needs a place to Start.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
01:04:54
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Introduction and Course Overview
1 Lecture 01:42

In this Lecture we'll be talking about who I am (Patricia Caldeira http://doncorgi.com) and what we'll be covering in the Course!

We'll be mentioning the Figure Drawing, Digital Painting and Facial features that we will go more in depth further along.

At the end of this Lecture you'll better understand what we'll be talking about during the Course and what you'll be able to do once you've completed it!

Preview 01:42
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Figure Drawing with Gesture Drawing
3 Lectures 07:39

Learn where to get References and Resources to help you improve your Drawings and better Mimic Real Life. The reference Websites I talk in the Video are:

  • http://reference.sketchdaily.net/
  • https://line-of-action.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing/ (artist.pixelovely stopped existing after this video was created)

After this Lecture you'll be able to easily find Poses and Anatomy insight to perfect your drawings and draw Inspiration from.

Preview 02:22

Here we'll be sketching a couple of new Poses according to the websites we've covered in the past Lecture. You'll be able to follow along while I Sketch the Pictures that were randomly selected from the website or just go on your own and follow the tips given in the Video.

After this Lecture you'll be able to better find the Line of Action and create Body Masses for your Character.

Preview 03:06

In this Lecture we'll be cleaning up the Sketch so it stays clearer and with Smoother Lines, perfecting our previous drawing(s).

At the end of the Lecture you'll have better knowledge on how to "Clean" up your Sketches so you can keep on working them to a more finalized State.

Cleaning up the Sketch
02:11
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Digital Painting your Character
3 Lectures 07:39

Learn where to get Inspiration and Reference Material that you can use for your Digital Paintings, including Color Palettes from different Websites.

After this Lecture you'll be able to easily find new and refreshing Color Palettes that you can use to help you set the right Mood on your Character Design.

Getting Inspiration and References for the Color Palette
01:46

Here we'll be using a Color Palette from the previous Lecture and painting our Character Body and Clothing.

After this Lecture you'll be able to more easily paint your Character's Base Colors in an orderly fashion.

Adding Base Colors
01:53

Shadows and Highlights for extra Depth
04:00
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Drawing Ears
5 Lectures 20:40

In this Lecture we'll be covering different Types of Ears, from Narrow, to Round to Pointy Ears and the differences between them.

After this Lecture you'll be able to better understand which types of Ears fit each Character you're Creating.

Preview 01:08

In this Lecture we'll be creating a Head Reference on two different Positions (Front and Side) so you can use it to create your Facial Features.

I'll also be including a pre-made Head Reference that you can use instead, although I highly recommend you make your own for Practice Purposes!

At the end of this Lecture you'll be able to Create a Head Reference Drawing to serve as a Base to add Facial Features.

Making a Head Reference
04:33

Here you'll learn how to create Narrow Ears, these are pretty slim Ears that can be used in several types of Characters. I'll be going into more depth in the video.

After this Class you'll be able to draw Narrow Ears in different Positions and use them in different types of Characters that you Design.

Drawing a Narrow Ear
04:24

In this Lecture you'll be learn how to draw Round Ears, these are usually larger Ears with Smoother lines.

After this Lecture you'll be able to draw Round Ears in different Positions and use them in different Types of Characters that you Design.

Draw Round Ears
05:59

Here you'll learn how to draw Pointy Ears, these are used a lot on Fantasy Characters like Elfs but they can be used on simpler Characters if you don't exaggerate them a lot.


After this Lecture you'll be able to draw Pointy Ears in different Positions and use them in different Types of Characters that you Design.

Pointy Ears
04:36
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Learn to draw Noses!
4 Lectures 16:03

In this Lecture you'll learn about different types of Noses, from Square to Round to Pointy Noses and understand which Character type fits each Nose. They all have situational uses but you can try using them in different Characters and see what works better. Experimentation is key!

After this Lecture you'll learn more about the 3 Major Types of Noses and where they fit in the types of Characters you Design.

Preview 01:05

Here you'll learn how to draw a Square Nose, usually portrayed by strong Characters or older Folk.

After this Lecture you'll be able to create a strong looking Square Nose to fit the Characters that you Design on your Figure Drawings.

Preview 07:10

In this Lecture you'll learn how to draw a Round Nose, usually portrayed in Cuter, Simpler or even Funnier characters.

After this Lecture you'll be able to learn how to create Round Noses and draw them on Characters that you Design on your Figure Drawings.

Round Noses
04:41

Here you'll learn how to draw Pointy Noses, although these are usually portrayed in Snob or "High-Class" Characters, they can be used on different types of Character Design to great extents!

After this Lecture you'll be able to create Pointy Noses for your Character Design needs in Figure Drawing.

Draw Pointy Noses
03:07
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Learn to draw Eyes and Expressions!
5 Lectures 11:11

In this Lecture we'll talk about different types of Eye Shapes, from Angular to Round to Rectangular and how they fit in Each Character type.

After this Lecture you'll be able to better decide when to use each Eye Shape depending on the Character that you are Designing (Evil, Good, Snob, Cute, etc)

Different Eye Shapes
02:49

Here we'll be talking about where to correctly Place the Eye and using the correct Eye Proportions on your Character's Head. I'll be showing a few examples to better demonstrate different positions.

After this Lecture you'll have more knowledge on where to place the Eyes correctly and make the Porportion to fit the type of character you're trying to Design.

Placement and Size of the Eye
02:37

In this Lecture we'll be adding Detailing and Depth to the Eye, we'll be covering Eyelashes and the impact that it can make on your Character Design.

After this Lecture you'll have better knowledge on how to increase the expression of your Character's Eyes by adding the correct Details.

Preview 01:24

In this Lecture we'll be drawing different types of Eyebrows, covering Angles, if they are Hairy or not and other Design Choices.

After this Lecture you'll have better knowledge on when to use each type of Eyebrow on the Character that you are Designing.

Drawing the Eyebrows
01:34

In this Lecture we'll be drawing different Expressions with the help of the Eyebrow Position and type. We'll be covering Happy, Sad and other Emotions.

After this lecture you'll have an easier time Conveying emotion through your Character Facial Features.

Creating fun Expressions!
02:47
About the Instructor
Patricia Caldeira
4.0 Average rating
19 Reviews
2,910 Students
4 Courses
Digital Illustrator, Graphic Designer at Don Corgi

Hello! I'm Patricia, I have a degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia and have been doing Artistic work most of my Life.

I've been doing a lot of Freelance work and worked at a Graphic Design company on earlier years, but have since taken a leap into Online Course Creation where I can reach a lot more people and engage in the community. 

You can expect all your questions answered in my Courses, we take close attention to feedback and strive to teach everyone skills in Drawing and Graphic Design!

In the recent past I've:

- Co-Founded the Don Corgi Art Group;
- Collaborated with Programmers, Game Designers, Musicians, Youtubers, Twitchers and more!
- Teached over 3.000 people on different platforms (2.400 on Udemy alone as time of writing);

Through the years I've learned a lot! So I'm excited to share what I've learned with everyone through Udemy.

Can't wait to see you in the Courses, see you soon!

Patricia

Miguel Silva
4.0 Average rating
19 Reviews
2,910 Students
4 Courses
Graphic Designer, Video Editor at Don Corgi

Hey everyone! I'm Miguel, a Graphic Artist that enjoys working with both Still and Moving Images (Animations and Video)

I'm the other Half of the Don Corgi group, where we work with many different Clients doing Illustration, Asset Creationg and Design work.

We've been together creating Courses in the recent past where we teach over 3000 students how to create and improve at Digital Art and Graphic Design! We believe in the sense of community and do our best to respond to every question, even if it's related to outside projects of our students.

Come with us to learn Figure Drawing, Icon Design or even how to draw Cats and Dogs among other topics! 

It's been many years of work and opportunites, and I'm eager to give you with the best possible quality all that I've learned!

Catch you in the Course(s)!

Miguel