Character Illustration: Drawing Facial Expressions, Figures, and Clothing

Gabriel Picolo, Comic Artist and Illustrator

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12 Videos (59m)
    • Introduction

      1:03
    • Materials

      1:47
    • Exercise: Figure Drawing Warm-Up

      8:25
    • Drawing Your Character's Pose

      7:41
    • Drawing Female vs Male Faces

      5:24
    • Drawing the Four Core Expressions

      7:32
    • Exercise: Extreme Expressions

      4:50
    • Drawing Your Character's Expression

      2:05
    • Finalizing Clothing and Style

      8:07
    • Adding Color

      10:36
    • Final Thoughts

      1:22
    • Explore More Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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About This Class

Learn character illustration with Gabriel Picolo, the illustrator and comic artist with over 1.6 million followers on Instagram!

From sketching fluid poses to mastering facial expressions, you'll learn how to draw characters that are full of life and movement in this 60-minute class. Whether you're a new artist or a seasoned illustrator, Gabriel's thoughtful, thorough techniques will unlock your ability to create compelling characters on paper or screen.

Key lessons include:

  • Exploring movement and pose with figure drawing exercises
  • Drawing the four core expressions
  • Adding color with an eye for contrast and style
  • Creating a character that exudes personality

All are welcome to explore character illustration with Gabriel. After taking this class, you'll be brimming with ideas for creating your own characters, able to communicate story, emotion, and movement with ease.

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Thanks Gabriel for giving such great tips about drawing expressions and figures. This class really helps me a lot.

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Gabriel Picolo

Comic Artist and Illustrator

Gabriel Picolo is a well-known illustrator, known as _picolo on Instagram with over 1.6 million followers. You may know his drawings from the 365 days of doodles, a project I took in in 2014 where I drew one drawing a day for the whole year.  

Taking inspiration from Studio Ghibli, Disney, and video games, he loves to draw relatable images. It may be a complex doodle about feelings or an eye candy fan art but what he loves the most is the co...

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