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Character Design For Beginners - Create Your First Character
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2h 26m

Learn how to create a character with eye-catching silhouettes, features, colors, design, and mood that tells a powerful story.

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2h 26m


I am a professional art teacher with an MA in teaching art, also an illustrator and artist. I have years of experience in teaching art.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Illustrators
  • Graphic artists

What you’ll learn: 

  • Come up with your own characters
  • Create powerful silhouettes
  • Add eye-catching features
  • Use harmonious colors
  • Create balanced design and great compositions
  • Set mood with light and shadow
  • And most importantly, you will be able to tell a story, because illustration is all about storytelling


  • An iPad
  • Procreate app
  • Photoshop is OK, but you will need to adjust the steps for yourself

Welcome to the Character Design for Beginners – Create Your First Character class!

Throughout this class, I will carefully guide you through a 15-step process which will take you from an empty page to a full illustration. You will learn strategies and skills you can apply to your own illustration practice.

In this class, as I am going to use the iPad Pro and Procreate, it is recommended to have these tools and have a basic knowledge of the program. Of course, if you have taken any of my digital illustration classes, you know that I comment on everything and leave detailed notes so that you can work along with me easily. You can also use different programs, like Photoshop, but then you will need to adjust the steps for yourself.

Regarding the artistic background, this class is perfect for beginners. So if you are at the beginning of your illustration journey, you are at the right place – either you are taking this as a professional path or you are taking it as a hobby.

The skills you will learn in this class will open so many doors for you, not just by leveling up your technical skills, but by changing your mindset about approaching a project.

So hopefully, after this class, there will be no stress and unnecessary procrastination about an artwork you need to create for somebody, or for any of your personal projects.

So if you are ready to start, let’s get into it!

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to design your very own character.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction And Inspiration, Ideas, Experiments
Character Design Introduction 00:00:00
A Few Words About The Class 00:00:00
Find Inspiration 00:00:00
Create A Mindmap 00:00:00
Course Resources – Character Design 00:00:00
Section 2 - Design And Decisions
Understand Shape Language 00:00:00
Choose A Shape 00:00:00
Play With Silhouettes 00:00:00
Choose A Form 00:00:00
Define Main Features 00:00:00
Explore Features 00:00:00
Colorize 00:00:00
Compose The Scene 00:00:00
Section 3 - Painting And Illustration
Intro To The Illustration Part 00:00:00
Create A Definite Sketch 00:00:00
Painting Part 1 Setup And Body 00:00:00
Painting Part 2 Body Parts And Details 00:00:00
Painting Part 3 Grass 00:00:00
Create A Blurred Background 00:00:00
Set The Light 00:00:00
Add Foreground 00:00:00
Final Thoughts 00:00:00