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Character Design: A Complete Guide to Drawing 2D Characters

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Learn to Design & Draw Your Own Characters: Drawing for Animation, Manga, Anime, Cartoon, Comics, Video Games+

Description

Do you want to be able to draw characters from your imagination?

Perhaps you want to draw characters for video games or movies? Or start your own comic series?

If you said yes, this is the perfect course to learn character design.

You’ll learn the entire process from understanding shapes and shape language to drawing the human head & figure. You’ll learn how to draw several poses for your characters, understand how lighting can affect the mood and style of your character, and transform your hand-drawn character into digital art.

Enroll now and get instant access to:

  • 18.5+ hours of video lessons
  • 100-page workbook PDF
  • Student drawing community
  • Premium Instructor support
  • Lifetime updates to the class

How does the course work?

Jump right in withdrawing warm-up exercises. Then, learn our recommended tools and jump right into drawing character silhouettes. From there, you’ll learn how simple shapes can give off different feelings – friendly vs. mean, good vs. evil, etc. You’ll then learn how to draw the human head and figure.

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Once you’ve learned all of these basics, you’ll put it all together with some full character designs. After drawing your first full characters, you’ll learn different poses to draw your character in.

The rest of the course covers some advanced drawing techniques, lighting styles, Photoshop skills, and deeper dives into character elements like hair, cloth, armor, and more.

This is a convenient course! You’ll be drawing and sketching your own characters throughout the entire class! And by the end of class, you should have several characters drawn and the skills to draw any character from your imagination!

Why take this course from us?

Creating characters from your imagination is a sought-after skill required by most major media companies in some aspect of their creative process. Whether it is to create films, games, or comic books, there is always a spot for someone who can draft new, innovative, and magical ideas to bring the project to life. Even in the 21st century, where much of the world’s entertainment is in 3D, a skilled 2D illustrator is vital in providing the initial designs that later become sculpted and rigged assets in 3D software.

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This course aims to provide the student with theoretical and practical knowledge that will be immediately useful when trying to get better at character drawing. This course is targeted towards hobbyists as well as beginners who seek to be professionals. Each topic will be taught at a comfortable pace and reiterated multiple times throughout the course. Students who enroll in this course will learn to think like an artist and adapt to a workflow that will allow them to produce designs that a 3D modeler can use in the studio pipeline.

Who is your course instructor?

This course is led by Kevin Gardin, the founder of Academy, in partnership with Video School, creators of several top-rated courses in art, design, photography, and video creation. Kevin has been drawing his own characters for years, both professionally and as a hobbyist. He is excited to share his knowledge and passion with you.

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Are you ready to start your own character design journey?

We’re so excited that you’re here reading this course description and know that you won’t regret it once you enroll.

Click that enroll button and start drawing today!

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone new to drawing who wants to learn how to draw better characters
  • Anyone who wants to learn character design for movies, video games, comics, or cartoons

What you’ll learn

  • Download a 100-page PDF with Skill-Testing Worksheets!
  • Use a 2-Step Character Design Workflow
  • How to Create Amazing Characters From Scratch
  • How to Draw Better Muscle Anatomy
  • How to Give Your Character a Dynamic Pose
  • How to Understand Fabric Folds for Clothes
  • How to Produce Lineart, Add Color, and Cel Shade Digitally
  • How to Draw the Human Face Accurately

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Requirements

  • A pencil and paper!
  • Optional: Digital drawing tablet and Photoshop
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