Our Character Design Track will help you sharpen your fundamental skills in order to help you create your own innovative character designs.
Lesson 1 • Lesson 2 • Lesson 3
Lesson 4 • Lesson 5 • Lesson 6
We will cover essential skills and topics like shape language, the psychology of color, turnarounds, expressions, poses, thumbnail sketches, silhouette, story, and more.
Do the track at your own pace! Taking the time to process the content is important, and so we don’t advise putting pressure on yourself to finish the track quickly.
Remember to have fun and enjoy the process of learning.
Show us what you make!
- Post in our Discord.
- Tag us on Instagram with #artprofshare.
You can use digital media, traditional media, or even a combination of the two. Below are suggestions to explore, and get more ideas on Part 1 of our Drawing Curriculum.
SOFTWARE LIST: DIGITAL MEDIA
Procreate, Krita, Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Paint Tool SAI, Adobe Fresco, MediBang Paint, Gimp
SUPPLY LISTS: DRAWING MEDIA
ballpoint pen, gel pens, dip pen, brush pen markers, colored pencil, pencil, ink wash, Faber-Castell Pitt pens, Molotow markers, India Ink, Drawing Ink, Concentrated Watercolor, Rapidograph pen, alcohol brush pens, Fineliner Pens, Copic markers, Felt tip pen
Shape Language: sketch 3 characters (from other popular designs) and use shape to communicate the feeling of them being cute, strong and dangerous.
Story & Exploration: choose an occupation and/or title for your character and draw 6 thumbnail sketches of your character.
Style: draw your character in different styles, referencing shows and movies if you like.
Color psychology: color a thumbnail in 3 different ways.
Turnaround: complete a 3/4 front and 3/4 rear pose for your character.
Expressions & Poses: Draw your character in action, doing dynamic poses.
- Submit your track artworks here.
- We’ll feature your artwork in a live stream!
- We’ll add you to our student galleries.