Breathing Life Into Your Character Designs

Breathing Life into your Character Designs

taught by Brandon Jeffords
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Elise Wilson

Jodi Lane

Cathlyn Driscoll

Thank you so much for this class

So many items touched on in this class applied to me. Showing a unique stance or outline, and being able to convert it to black and still be recognizable is brilliant- I knew this about logos and icons, but for some reason did not apply them to ch...

Elise Wilson

Jodi Lane

Cathlyn Driscoll

So many items touched on in this class applied to me. Showing a unique stance or outline, and being able to convert it to black and still be recognizable is brilliant- I knew this about logos and icons, but for some reason did not apply them to ch...

Elisa Bianco

Claudia Fiebig

Kelly Bixler

Alex Diaz

This is such a great course. I did love it. So much information that I think I will watch it another couple of times. It is very thorough and fun and clear. I can't believe how much my drawings have changed in such a short period of time. Love SVS...

Christie Drahnak

Thank you so much Will and Jake! I have been looking for a class on Character design and this was so great! I learned so much! So inspiring to see Jake draw and hear his process and thoughts!

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Heidi Ahmad

Tatiany Rocha de Freitas

This is a great class, I’ve learned a lot from it. It really helps to demystify and clarify the character design process. In fact, all the classes I’ve taken at SVS have been amazing. Thank you guys for offering so much valuable information in su...

Kevin McNeil

Brandon Jeffords
Brandon Jeffords

About the Instructor

Brandon has been working in the film and television industry for the last decade in character design, visual development, book illustration, and storyboards. His clients include Disney, Warner Brothers, Hasbro, Nickelodeon, Sony Pictures, and many more. Brandon is currently working as a story artist at Sony Pictures Animation.

Breathe some life into your character designs!

Four teachers in one day explaining concepts and challenging each other on the topic of character design. This class is designed to help artists draw compelling characters which form the basis of any great story.

This class also includes a special "First Steps" session taught by Shane Lewis, a Disney artist who has worked on many video games including most recently Disney Infinity. Shane will walk you through the important steps of thinking and writing about your character that need to take place before you even start drawing.

In this class you will learn:

  • how to start with a written description of a character
  • how to go through the process of character creation
  • important design principles
  • how to get a good gesture
  • how to exaggerate from life
  • how to apply a shape language to your characters
  • how to get good line quality
  • how proportion effects your character design
  • how to use perspective to draw believable characters
  • how to draw your character in action
  • how to give your character emotion and expressions

This class is packed with over 8 solid hours of character design instruction, demonstration, and advice!

Course Contents

10 Videos
10.0 hrs