Character Design Crash Course: Designing Animal Characters

Melissa Lee, allow yourself to fail before you succeed

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9 Lessons (50m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:44
    • 2. Inspiration and Reference

      9:15
    • 3. The Fundamentals of Character Design

      6:00
    • 4. Using Reference

      2:52
    • 5. Practice Exercise

      0:48
    • 6. Sketching and Designing Your Character

      3:18
    • 7. Blocking In Color Using The Pen Tool and Radial Gradient Tool

      11:14
    • 8. Rendering In Photoshop

      15:15
    • 9. Closing Thoughts

      0:53
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Project Description

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to design and illustrate an animal character of your choosing.

  • Step 1: finding inspiration and reference
  • Step 2: rough sketching and developing concepts
  • Step 3: rendering in Photoshop

Your goal is to create a fun character that you can include in your portfolio!

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DELIVERABLE

Your project should include your fully illustrated animal character, as well as your rough sketches and varied designs. Feel free to post screenshots of your illustration process along the way. 

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