Digital Character Illustration: Create A Memorable, Whimsical Character skillshare originals badge

Justyna Stasik, Illustrator

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12 Lessons (1h 3m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:20
    • 2. The Love of Characters

      4:46
    • 3. Your Project

      3:17
    • 4. Sketching Your Character

      6:01
    • 5. Creating Your Composition

      4:23
    • 6. Tracing in Adobe Illustrator

      9:24
    • 7. Duplicating and Mirroring

      3:46
    • 8. Choosing a Color Palette

      2:02
    • 9. Adding Details to Your Main Character

      7:06
    • 10. Using Details to Add Balance and Emphasis

      12:46
    • 11. Adding Textures and Exporting

      6:50
    • 12. Final Thoughts

      1:22
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Project Description

Create and share your character illustration!

Whether you're still working through your thumbnail sketches and need a second opinion or have a completed piece of art to show off, we want to see your work. Share whatever part of the project you'd like in the gallery!

Some things to remember:

  • Thumbnail sketches should be very loose and without much detail, allowing you to do several of them quickly and play with poses and shapes.
  • You can always adjust your piece as you go, whether you're sketching or finalizing in Illustrator.
  • Mirroring and duplicating can give your piece a lot of symmetry, but don't be afraid to break that symmetry to emphasize the struggle you're portraying.
  • Try connecting your characters with pieces of a pattern they both share.



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