Unique and Appealing Character Design
From proportion to subtle detailing, learn to develop interesting and unique characters from the ground up with professional children’s book illustrator Anna Daviscourt
Have you ever felt lost creating a character? Have you ever wondered how to take your character designs to the next level, and really make them pop? Or do you just want to bring an extra dimension of magic to your drawings? Readers fill their lives with their favorite characters, and good character design principles can help you make a compelling, memorable cast.
In this course, professional children’s book illustrator Anna Daviscourt offers a framework to build your character from the ground up, with different tips, tricks, and strategies that will help you put pencil to paper to create something unique. She covers every step of the design process and guides you through your own draw-along project.
This course will help you design an interesting and diverse cast for a story, with demonstrations and examples from Anna that illustrate her design and decision making process.
In this course you will create a line up of 5 distinct characters.
How you can bring your distinctive voice to a classic source material
How to push your shapes to breaking point and find the golden median
Why proportions can make or break a character lineup
Which types of costumes work, and which don’t
How to add subtle details to communicate information and build up the world of your story
How to “bank” ideas for later during the brainstorming process
How to know the impossible — when your design is done
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Story and Setting Reference
Costuming From Reference
Questions to ask yourself about your character designs
Nice class. Helpful, Delightful instructor.
Nice class. Helpful, Delightful instructor.Read Less
I learned so much from this class! I really needed this! I have designed characters before but never truly had a workflow or process. This has truly helped m...Read More
I learned so much from this class! I really needed this! I have designed characters before but never truly had a workflow or process. This has truly helped me! THANK YOU!!!!Read Less
This was my first character design class and I loved it! It was very easy to follow and understand. I am excited to start my character design journey.
This was my first character design class and I loved it! It was very easy to follow and understand. I am excited to start my character design journey.Read Less
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