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Character Sketch: Draw A Unique Animal Character in Simple Steps

Charles Yang, Artist

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6 Videos (14m)
    • Intro

    • One Simple Method

    • Land Animal: Cat

    • Air Animal: Bird

    • Sea Animal: Fish

    • Final

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About This Class


This course is about to share one simple method, that can help you drawing animals in simple steps from shapes you like.

There are two parts of this class:

(1) One Simple Method: you can use it to draw any animals in simple steps from shapes you like.

(2) Clear Examples: example animals are given to help you more familiar with this method.

The only tool you need is a pencil, and you can draw any animal in simple steps within just few minutes.

The project is to draw several animals and choose one as your favorite.

It will be fun to explore these ideas.

Hold your pencil. Let's get started!




26 of 26 students recommendSee All

I am a realistic artist and I've been trying to make a leap into whimsical characters with no success. This tutorial turned on the light bulb for me. It seems so easy to start with a random shape, now. I especially like the suggestion that we start with the shape of a vegetable. That is what I'm going to do.
Brenda Reeves

Artist and Writer

好開心可以看到台灣的藝術家在這裡講課! 非常實用的技巧,讓動物看起來更可愛更有風格。 期待看到你的更多課程。 Very useful technique to draw animals with more personality and style! Nice!
Another sweet class by Charles, packed with great tips and examples from his own whimsical and beautiful work. Drawing these animals is actually a little addictive.
Lucy Lambriex

Photo & video teacher for the camera shy





Charles Yang


"Art is a game about finding interesting rules!"

I strive to create courses that are inspiring and enjoyable.

Creating is fun and I love to share my experiences with you.

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