Fundamentals of Character Design: From Concept to Vector
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Fundamentals of Character Design: From Concept to Vector

Learn Character Development, Process, Approach, Digitization and Turnarounds. Learn How to Create Iconic Characters
4.2 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,442 students enrolled
Created by Shubham Sharma
Last updated 3/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the fundamentals of character design
  • Choose right tool for you
  • Understand how to research and the process of character design
  • Understand the concept of archetype
  • Character Design Approach
  • Capture the essence of a character
  • How to draw characters from basic shapes
  • Sketch character turnarounds
  • Vectorizing and finishing character design
  • Create character design on any subject or theme
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Requirements
  • A PC or Mac
  • Basic drawing tools for sketching purpose
  • Basic drawing knowledge
  • Adobe Illustrator (CS4 or newer version)
  • Basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator
  • Willing to learn and practice a lot
Description

Hey, everyone! Welcome to my class "Introduction to Character Design - From Character Development to Digitization and Turnarounds".

Characters are everywhere and they are really fun to create. I am creating this class for anyone who is willing to learn character design. In this class, I have explained the fundamentals of creating characters, the design process, and practical approach for creating a character that everyone will love.

This class is about the process and workflow that you can follow for designing versatile characters and is a perfect introduction for beginners.

Character designing is vast industry in itself. It's diverse, its competitive and is growing everyday. More games, apps, animated movies and such contents are being consumed today, more than ever before.

If you are creative and know how to draw stuffs. You should give it a try. Learning how to design different characters is great because a character is what drives a story. In this class, we are gonna be talking about different archetypes, gestures, and background of a character. Archetype is a very typical example of a certain type of person or thing. It lays the foundational definition of any character, even before it takes any final shape.

You will learn how to do creative research around the character. How to construct different physical elements of any character based on basic shapes. How to develop a concept into a functional character.We will also see how to design orthographic projections of any character, which is also known as "turnarounds". You will love how detailed a character is even in its simplest form.

Finally, I will discuss the best practices of using adobe illustrator.  Vectoring any character design in Adobe Illustrator has a ton of advantages on your side. If you are familiar with adobe illustrator, then great. If not then you still can easily follow this class.

You can try different forms, tweak different colors, apply textures or develop different variations. You can even use it for animations or for designing illustrations based on that character, directly from Illustrator.

I welcome you to all to my class.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who are interested in character design
  • Students who want to pursue their career as character designer
  • Students who want to learn the professional character designer approach, process, and workflow
  • Students who want to strengthen their fundamental knowledge of character design
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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome
1 Lecture 03:17
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Fundamentals of Character Design
4 Lectures 20:05
Introduction
02:04


Elements of Character Design
07:12

Character Construction Fundamentals
06:54
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Working On a Project
5 Lectures 28:32
Research
04:15

Sketching & Form Exploration
03:10

Character Development
06:55


Vectorization Part - 2
05:31
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Final Thoughts
1 Lecture 03:07
Thank You
03:07
About the Instructor
Shubham Sharma
3.5 Average rating
20 Reviews
2,322 Students
7 Courses
Graphic Designer & Illustrator

I am a graphic designer and illustrator from South Asia. I am passionate about creating different arts. I love to share my skills and get interacted with budding designers. I am here to share my experience and skills with the world. 

I enjoy travelling, learning new stuffs and collaborating with different people.