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Character Painting - Design and Render Like a Pro

Hardy Fowler, Digital Artist

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22 Videos (4h 9m)
    • Trailer

    • Intro

    • Character Painting Overview

    • Shape Language

    • Character Archetypes

    • Rendering Clothing

    • Best Practices

    • Project Briefs

    • Project 1 - Steampunk General - Sketch & Ink

    • Project 1 - Steampunk General - Skin & Leather

    • Project 1 - Steampunk General - Uniform

    • Artfully Adding Photo Textures

    • Project 1 - Steampunk General - Final Polish

    • Project 2 - Female Space Hero - Sketch & Ink

    • Project 2 - Female Space Hero - Skin, Eyes & Hair

    • Project 2 - Female Space Hero - Armor

    • Project 2 - Female Space Hero - Final Polish

    • Project 3 - Warrior - Sketch & Ink

    • Project 3 - Warrior - Skin & Hair

    • Project 3 - Warrior - Leather & Metal

    • Project 3 - Warrior - Final Polish

    • Course Recap

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About This Class

I’m calling on all artists out there with a passion for creating cool looking characters - if you’ve ever dreamed of making a career out of this, I’m here to tell you that the dream is real. You can make a living doing this!

All you need is a killer portfolio to launch you into a fun and rewarding career.

This course can get you there. I’ll show you all of my professional level techniques and tricks that will demystify the entire process of creating character art with Adobe Photoshop. In an easy to grasp, step by step process, you’ll learn digital painting techniques that will have you amazed at how beautiful, realistic and full of personality your character art has become. But this course is so much more than just a painting demonstration. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to start thinking like a character concept designer. To tie it all together, we offer responsive support and loads of other course resources to make sure that every student can take their work to new heights.

You can do this! Don’t miss out on the chance to turn your character art into a professional level product. It just might lead to a dream career. Enroll today, grab your stylus and let’s paint cool stuff.


27 of 27 students recommendSee All

Thanks for the class, some great skills to be used in painting!
Absolutely outstanding video guide into character concept art creative process! Every step is given clearly with every essential information! I'm really looking forward to the machine concept classes! And going to check other videos ;) I expect them to be awesome as well!)
Tatiana Yamshanova

Learn something new every day

This is one of those rare and hidden gems on Skillshare, amazing content and great teaching skills. I highly recommend this class!
Mira Metzler

Mixed Media Artist





Hardy Fowler

Digital Artist

Hardy Fowler is a professional illustrator living in New Orleans, LA. He works full time as a certified medical illustrator.

He also does extensive illustration and concept art work for entertainment and print industry clients (most notably Games Workshop - Warhammer 40K). His work has appeared in numerous digital art annuals including Expos?.

Hardy received his MS degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia and his undergraduate degree form Louisiana Stat...

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