Draw a Circus of Movement: Simple Techniques to Bring Characters to Life | Nina Rycroft | Skillshare

Draw a Circus of Movement: Simple Techniques to Bring Characters to Life

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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11 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:21
    • 2. Body Posture

      3:16
    • 3. Forward Movement

      4:34
    • 4. Drawing Movement from Reference

      6:38
    • 5. The Art of Exaggeration

      5:42
    • 6. Body Language

      4:11
    • 7. Body Language...Continued

      4:45
    • 8. Age Appropriate Movement

      3:47
    • 9. Drawing with Line and Gesture

      7:26
    • 10. To Finish

      1:36
    • 11. BONUS - Body Language...Adding Detail

      8:28
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About This Class

Learn simple techniques that will bring characters to life.

Explore body posture, forward motion and learn how to apply poses found in any reference to your character. Experiment with body language and exaggeration to bring personality and story to your character. Explore age-appropriate movement, line-of-action and gesture.

YOU WILL LEARN

  • body posture
  • forward motion
  • to use reference material
  • body language
  • exaggeration
  • line-of-action
  • age-appropriate movement
  • drawing with gesture

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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