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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.

679 of 690 students recommendSee All

great steps to creating an avatar. wish there were more ideas for creating different hairstyles and ethnicities. helps if you are well versed in using Illustrator.
Clear and concise lesson. Not for those just starting out with Illustrator, but with some prior knowledge it is a very nice course.
Very interesting! Just wish is covered a little more female avatars as hair is what seems to always bug me the most! Would still recommend though!

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