Draw a Circus of Characters: Exploring Body Shape and Proportion

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
13 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:39
    • 2. Understanding the Basics in Body Proportion

      5:20
    • 3. Looking at Shape Across Time and Media

      5:25
    • 4. Making a Good First Impression

      3:44
    • 5. Designing Your Characters Using Shape

      5:21
    • 6. Layering-In More Detail

      10:25
    • 7. Drawing Character One

      3:02
    • 8. Drawing Character Two

      5:44
    • 9. Drawing Character Three

      2:41
    • 10. Drawing Character Four

      2:51
    • 11. Drawing Character Five

      5:14
    • 12. BONUS Body Proportion Drawing Demo

      3:04
    • 13. To Finish

      1:20
56 students are watching this class

Project Description

1. Using the Body Proportions Handout as reference, draw the same character at different ages on the Body Proportions Drawing Sheet.

2. Draw a line up of characters using simple shapes and lines

3. Add more detail then post your characters in the project section of this class.

Here are Nina's Character Drawings showing how to use simple shapes, then layering-in more detail.

Student Projects

project card
Leon Mcpherson
3 comments
project card
Kaisley Alvarez
2 comments
project card
Cynthia Barrera
4 comments
project card
Raina Woods
4 comments
project card
Antonio Trindade
4 comments
project card
Carlos Mejia
5 comments
project card
Tracy Kremer
6 comments
project card
Liza Carey
3 comments
project card
3 comments
project card
2 comments
project card
Eva Thienpont
3 comments
project card
Cyndi Walker
1 comment
project card
2 comments
project card
Lily Emo
project card
Sarah Joos
2 comments
project card
Susanna Borciani
1 comment