Character Design with Story

Hayden Aube, Illustrator & Designer

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7 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction

      2:18
    • Why Story

      3:29
    • Questions, Questions, Questions

      4:14
    • Try it Out!

      1:42
    • Killer Concepts

      4:56
    • Not Just Characters

      2:06
    • Final Thoughts

      2:29
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About This Class

You can create the most beautiful character in the world, but if there is little thought behind it, it just won't be that interesting. That's what we're tackling in this class—the difference between making pretty pictures and ones that generate real attention. By putting thought in before we draw and using the power of questions, we'll go over how simple it is to see leagues of improvement in your characters.

Together we'll be covering:

  • Why adding backstory to characters makes all the difference
  • The interesting observations about character design that came from having many of you draw pirates
  • How to make unique characters that are more fun to make and to look at
  • How great artists use story in their work
  • How to apply story to everything that isn't a character as well

I hope you learn lots, have a fun time and enjoy what I believe to be one of my best classes yet. See you in class!

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Great class, Hayden. Thank you. I think this will help me create some characters for a story my father once wrote. I really liked the questions (I often ask many of those too when creating a photo story) and examples of other artists.
Lucy Lambriex

Let’s feel great around the camera!

very good
useful course; focuses not on the technical nitty-gritty of HOW to draw a character, but rather creating a character that's personable, memorable and worth drawing. excellent resource for anyone looking to make engaging designs.

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Hayden Aube

Illustrator & Designer

Hayden here and I am an illustrator, designer and most importantly to you, teacher!

I am constantly hunting for the actions that will have me producing my best work possible--I assure you it's no easy feat. That's why my primary goal in all of these classes isn't to give you just any information, but only the information that's going to make the biggest difference in your work. Think of it as optimizing your artistic development ;)

So if you're looking to level up your skills in...

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