Draw a Circus of Line and Gesture - Design a Character From Start to Finish | Nina Rycroft | Skillshare

Draw a Circus of Line and Gesture - Design a Character From Start to Finish

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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13 Lessons (51m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:23
    • 2. Idea Generation

      4:35
    • 3. Idea Generation ... Continued

      2:42
    • 4. Draw a Character Map of Your Character

      9:38
    • 5. Sketching Circus Girl - Illustration One

      5:26
    • 6. Sketching Circus Girl - Illustration Two

      4:12
    • 7. Sketching Circus Girl - Illustration Three

      4:57
    • 8. Sketching Circus Girl - Illustration Four

      4:39
    • 9. Circus Girl - Line & Gesture Illustration One

      4:25
    • 10. Circus Girl - Line & Gesture Illustration Two

      2:50
    • 11. Circus Girl - Line & Gesture Illustration Three

      3:01
    • 12. Circus Girl - Line & Gesture Illustration Four

      2:14
    • 13. To Finish

      0:50
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About This Class

Ever wanted to illustrate a picture book character?

Here is your chance! In this class, picture book illustrator Nina Rycroft will show you how to design a picture book character from start to finish bringing them to life with line and gesture. 

In this class, you will learn how to ...

  • generate and develop ideas
  • transform your ideas into a character design
  • design and draw a character map
  • draw your character in multiple poses
  • draw your character using line and gesture

Interested in character design? 

Below is my series of Skillshare classes that walk you through the entire process of how to illustrate a character from start to finish. Use this series to either brush-up on a particular skill or work your way through, for a comprehensive guide.

Nina's Skillshare Character Design Series

  1. Face Facts: Beginners Guide to Drawing a Self Portrait
  2. Face Shapes: Draw a Series of Character Using Simple Shapes 
  3. 101 Guide to Drawing Eyes
  4. Emoji Me: The art of Facial Expression
  5. How to Draw the Head From Every Angle: Part One
  6. How to Draw the Head From Every Angle: Part Two
  7. How to Draw the Head From Every Angle: Part Three
  8. Draw a Circus of Characters: Exploring Body Shape and Proportion
  9. Draw a Circus of Movement: Simple Techniques to Bring Characters to Life
  10. Draw a Circus of Line & Gesture: Design a Picture Book Character From Start to Finish
  11. Watercolor Magic: One Character Five Ways
  12. Illustration Masterclass - Exploring Technique and Style
  13. Learn to Use Procreate: Design and Illustrate a Bear Character