Character Illustration: Give Personality to Your Characters

Gabriela Benke, Illustrator

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11 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:44
    • 2. Materials

      0:38
    • 3. What Is Shape Language

      0:50
    • 4. Shape Language Is All Around You

      0:38
    • 5. Case Study: Shape Language in Cartoons

      1:18
    • 6. Case Study: Shape Language in Videogames

      1:11
    • 7. Project Time!

      0:49
    • 8. Good and Friendly Witch Design

      3:48
    • 9. Reliable and Stable Witch Design

      3:59
    • 10. Evil and Dangerous Witch Design

      3:39
    • 11. Final Thoughts

      0:24
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About This Class

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In this course, you're gonna learn how to design better characters by understanding shape language. Shape language is how shapes communicate aspects of a character's personality and mood.

Here are the topics I'll be covering:

  • What is shape language?
  • Where does shape language come from?
  • Shape language in cartoons.
  • Shape language in videogames.
  • Designing a character.

For the project in this class, I'm gonna be working digitally, but you can use any medium you like.

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