Building Character 3: Bring Your Character to Life With Color

Jesse LeDoux, Illustrator, Artist, Designer

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7 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. Intro

      2:51
    • 2. Approaching Color

      4:21
    • 3. Inspiration

      3:35
    • 4. Coloring

      9:08
    • 5. Creating Texture

      2:33
    • 6. Applying Texture

      0:35
    • 7. Conclusion

      0:43

Project Description

Color your character!

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to color the character you created in Building Character 1 & 2. Explore how color can change the personality of your character.

DELIVERABLE

Share your progress and final colored character in the gallery. A completed project may include:

  • Fully colored character
  • Multiple colorways for character
  • Exploration into painted textures to bring your character to life

RESOURCES: MATERIALS

In the videos, I use...

  • Illustrator CS5 (CS5 does a better job at Live Tracing than CS6/CC)
  • Brush
  • Thinned India Ink for use as an ink wash

All music used with permission. Many thanks to La Luz and Suicide Squeeze Records.

Here is my final colored character.

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