Design your first videogame characters with Inkscape!

István Szép, Designer and design teacher

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18 Lessons (2h 25m)
    • 1. Design your game characters with Inkscape!

      1:14
    • 2. Before you start- a few words about this class

      2:23
    • 3. Warming up: Let's draw a sword and a shield

      6:40
    • 4. What makes a character?

      6:15
    • 5. My proven design process is...

      4:45
    • 6. Why is sketching sooo important?

      2:52
    • 7. Get inspired!

      5:21
    • 8. Color theory in Character Design

      6:58
    • 9. The basics of characters proportions

      5:26
    • 10. Cute robot character blueprint

      11:39
    • 11. Animation in Inkscape - Part 1.

      6:34
    • 12. Animation in Inkscape - Part 2.

      9:51
    • 13. Ninja character blueprint

      15:41
    • 14. Skeleton warrior blueprint

      11:40
    • 15. RPG warrior character blueprint - Part 1.

      12:35
    • 16. RPG warrior character blueprint - Part 2.

      12:51
    • 17. RPG warrior character blueprint - Part 3.

      17:12
    • 18. How to think with modular characters!

      4:52

About This Class

What makes a good game?

A good game needs a great story. It needs nice overall graphics. Engaging gameplay. 

And it also needs well designed characters!

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This course is exactly about that! When you are developing your own game, and you are not a designer, you will find creating a hero for your game challenging! 

During the course we learn

  • the theory of character design

  • what makes a good character

  • my 6 step character design method

  • to create a character sheet

  • to prepare our characters for animation

  • to animate our characters 


And we will do all this in Inkscape, this epic free software! It is a very versatile vector tool, which makes designing characters much more easier and faster! Get in on inkscape.org!

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Apart of the above, I will share character blueprints with you! These are showing how I design a character with Inkscape from scratch. We practice different skills with each character. We create character sheet from one, and basic animation from the other.

I will also share tips and tricks in the course. In these short lessons I usually want to help you to work faster and create better designed figures.

I am here to teach. When you ask me, I will help and will find a solution to your problem the best I can! :)