Design your ultimate 2D game characters with Inkscape!

Simple and fast method and character blueprints to create versatile vector characters with a free open-source program!
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Instructed by István Szép Design / Game Design
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2016 English

Course Description

What makes a good game?

A good game needs a great story. It needs nice overall graphics. Engaging gameplay. 

And it also needs well designed characters!

This course is exactly about that! When you are developing your own game, and you are not a designer, you will find creating a hero for your game challenging! 

During the course we learn

  • the theory of character design
  • what makes a good character
  • my 6 step character design method
  • to create a character sheet
  • to prepare our characters for animation
  • to animate our characters 

And we will do all this in Inkscape, this epic free software! It is a very versatile vector tool, which makes designing characters much more easier and faster! Get in on!

Apart of the above, I will share character blueprints with you! These are showing how I design a character with Inkscape from scratch. We practice different skills with each character. We create character sheet from one, and basic animation from the other.

Your task will be to practice and create character sheet and basic animation for all the characters, or your very own game hero/enemy!

I will also share tips and tricks in the course. In these short lessons I usually want to help you to work faster and create better designed figures.

Mind that this is only the first version of the course! I will add several new character blueprints - and listen to the need of my students - and I will keep the course updated. My goal is to have about 10 blueprints.

I don't want to talk about myself. If you want to know me better, read my instructor bio. But I can tell you one thing: I am here to teach. When you ask me, I will help and will find a solution to your problem the best I can!

What are the requirements?

  • You need a computer with Inkscape installed.
  • You will need pencil and paper for sketching!
  • You need to have a basic knowledge of Inkscape! This is not a beginner course!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create 2d game caracters with Inkscape
  • Evluate the final character design
  • Prepare the character for animation

Who is the target audience?

  • Do you need a unique character for your new game? This course is for you!
  • This course is for developers who want to create versatile vector game chracters
  • This course is NOT for you if you are an alsolute beginner with Inkscape!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction and warming up!

Take this lesson as a test: if you are confident enough to create these simple elements, you can take course. If the task is too heavy for you practice and learn more Inkscape and come back to the course later!

Section 2: The theory of character design

My 4 criteria to measure a game character.


These 6 simple steps will help you to develop the best characters for your game!


Learn from other artists!


The oldest tool to get all your ideas on the paper  and into your game!


Contrast is king! 


How to create the base of your character?

Section 3: Game character animation in Inkscape
Robot character blueprint

IN this lesson we prepare the little robot for animation.


We animate the robot and learn about creating onion skins and key frames in Inkscape!

Section 4: Design characters in Inkscape
Ninja character blueprint
Skeleton warrior character blueprint
RPG warrior character blueprint - Part 1.
RPG warrior character blueprint - Part 2.
RPG warrior character blueprint - Part 3.
Section 5: Additional tips and tricks about character design

Work smarter and faster using modular elements in character design! Inkscape is the perfect tool for this!

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Instructor Biography

I'm a graphic designer, illustrator and design teacher for more than 10 years. I create clever logos and cute illustrations, I like to inspire, share my knowledge and make people think and laugh!
I use Inkscape, an open source graphic design program in most of my design, and I was teaching this to my students too in a college in Budapest.
I am constantly sharing knowledge about design and life as a freelancer. I teach on Udemy since 2014 and work together with some of my friends now, to create better courses together by sharing my online teaching experience
Exploring new ways to create and sharing my knowledge is what I like the most - so don't be afraid to ask, I'm here to teach!.

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