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24 Videos (1h 46m)
    • Introduction

      1:26
    • Brief for Class Project

      2:05
    • Style

      2:27
    • Shapes

      4:11
    • Proportions

      4:03
    • Silhouettes

      1:58
    • Contrast

      1:57
    • Balance

      2:20
    • Unity with variety

      1:47
    • Rhythm and values

      1:52
    • Colors

      1:57
    • Document setup

      4:09
    • Basic shapes

      7:59
    • Combining shapes

      3:09
    • Animation

      8:21
    • Drawing with the Pencil Tool

      7:13
    • Drawing with the Pen Tool

      3:55
    • Adding colors

      10:00
    • Details

      3:26
    • Shading

      10:31
    • Textures

      6:44
    • Exporting characters

      6:17
    • Conclusion

      1:02
    • Timelapse of the whole process

      7:03
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About This Class

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Learn how to design characters for your next creative project. Whether you are an illustrator or graphic designer you will find this course useful as it provides a step-by-step guide to the process of creating amazing character art.

Learn the methods and techniques from two creative professionals: a concept artist and graphic designer working on this project as a team.

The main tools used in this course are Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, but most of the techniques can be applied in similar applications.

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Not only did I learn a lot about designing characters, I learned so many good illustrator tips! This course was fun, easy to follow, full of simple useful tips, and I will definitely use what I learned here in many other projects. This has been my favorite course I did in skillshare so far (and their accents are super cute that's totally important information). Looking forward to making my own project!
Great useful tools!
A very enjoyable and interesting class that taught me some useful things. I look forward to designing my character set!

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Martin Perhiniak

Design Your Career

Martin is a Certified Adobe Design Master and Instructor. He has worked as a designer with companies like Disney, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and DC Comics. He is currently working in London as a designer and instructor as well as providing a range of services from live online training to consultancy work to individuals worldwide.

Martin's Motto

"Do not compare yourself to your role models. Work hard and wait for the moment when others will compare t...

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