Student Gallery: Character Design Track Prompts

Our free Character Design track builds fundamental skills in order to create innovative character designs. Essential skills and topics include shape language, the psychology of color, turnarounds, expressions, poses, thumbnail sketchessilhouette, story, and more.

Shape Language

Sketch 3 characters (from other popular character designs) and use shape to communicate the feeling of them being cute, strong and dangerous. Artworks by James, Steen, CrissieRobynTamara

Story & Exploration

Choose an occupation and/or title for your character and draw 6 thumbnail sketches of your character. Artworks by James, Steen, CrissieRobynTamara


Draw your character in different styles, referencing shows and movies if you like. Artworks by James, Steen, CrissieRobynTamara


Complete a 3/4 front and 3/4 rear pose for your character.