Digital Illustration: Design Your Avatar

Ryan Putnam, Designer & Illustrator

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8 Videos (48m)
    • Introduction

      0:40
    • What Are Avatars?

      2:36
    • Starting Your Avatar

      8:32
    • Building Your Avatar

      9:39
    • Adding Features

      5:53
    • Adding Accessories

      8:31
    • Finishing Touches on Your Avatar

      11:12
    • Wrap Up

      0:39

About This Class

Looking to push your skills in Adobe Illustrator? Want to take the self portrait to the next level? Join artist Ryan Putnam for a fun, 45-minute class on designing your own custom avatar!

Ryan walks you through his own process of breaking down the subject matter (his face) into simple shapes and line weights that create a cohesive avatar. This class will teach you how to create and avatar with likeness to your face, and you'll work with essential, basic illustrator tools to achieve a sophisticated look.

Whether you're a designer looking to explore and push your style, or you just want to create a fun avatar for your social media account, this class will inspire you to open Adobe Illustrator and get to work!

Want to check out more from Ryan Putnam? Learn some fun illustration exercises to improve your work in his illustration styles class.

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It's really a great tutorial.
A fun exercise on using basic shapes to create a personalized avatar illustration!
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