Face Shapes: Draw a Series of Characters Using Simple Shapes

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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11 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:18
    • 2. Drawing Kite Shaped Faces

      2:46
    • 3. Drawing Heart Shaped Faces

      2:34
    • 4. Drawing Rectangular Shaped Faces

      3:23
    • 5. Drawing Oval Shaped Faces

      2:58
    • 6. Drawing Round Shaped Faces

      2:55
    • 7. Drawing Square Shaped Faces

      2:30
    • 8. Drawing Teardrop Shaped Faces

      2:47
    • 9. Drawing Heptagon Shaped Faces

      2:51
    • 10. Drawing Oblong Shaped Faces

      2:57
    • 11. To Finish

      1:12
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About This Class

Are you stuck or are you drawing the same character over and over again?
Then this is the class for you.

Picture book illustrator Nina Rycroft shows how to use shape to inspire a series of fun character faces. Use this class to break out of old habits, explore new ground and to see how shape is used to depict age, gender and personality types.

In this class, you will ...

  • use nine simple shapes to inspire a series of fun faces
  • experiment, explore ... and play!
  • design a series of fun faces
  • add to your 'library' of character ideas

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