Character Design - Bring Your Imagination To Life!

Sarita Kolhatkar, Concept Artist & Illustrator

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5 Videos (16m)
    • Introduction & Workspace Prep

      2:46
    • Lesson 1 - Thumbnails & Ideations

      3:04
    • Lesson 2 - Detailed Sketch & Lighting

      5:15
    • Lesson 3 - Black & White Painting

      3:32
    • Lesson 4 - Final Color Painting

      1:20

About This Class

Grew up watching Disney movies? Love drawing and storytelling? The objective of this class is teach you the various processes and Photoshop techniques on creating a character from start to finish, following a detailed process from thumbnail concepts to a completed digital illustration with lighting and color, perfect for your portfolio. 

This class is great for anyone with a passion for drawing, painting and a love for Disney Pixar movies, and have often asked themselves, "how do I make my characters look like that?" 

Class Overview ♥

  1. Thumbnails & Ideations | Sketch silhouettes and thumbnails for your character. Think about who your character is, how can you express their persona through form and poses.
  2. Sketch & Lighting | After feedback, pick your favorite thumbnail and create a more detailed drawing. In this stage we will focus on how to create a detailed sketch and adding a light source to your drawing.
  3. Black & White Illustration | Once you've finalized your lighting, take your favorite lighting comp and create a finished black and white illustration. I will also talk about the use of reference images to enhance your work. 
  4. Color & Final Painting  | This stage focuses on creating color comps and turning your B&W illustration in a finished color painting. 

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Her instructions are easy to understand and her advice is sound. I would definitely recommend this to another student who is beginning.
Pretty basic and fast, but essentially good advice for beginners, thanks!
very very informative

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Sarita Kolhatkar

Concept Artist & Illustrator

Sarita has a BFA in Animation and Illustration, and over 4 years experience in the game industry. For the past year she has worked as a Lead Concept Artist for Canadian indie game studio, Imaginary Games in Vancouver. Her game experience also includes triple-A titles like Guild Wars 2 and mobile games like Afterland and Spooky Treats.

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