Illustration Academy: Creating a Charming Character
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Tools & Materials3:38
Drawing Exercise I: Shapes2:43
Drawing Exercise II: Silhouetting2:41
Drawing Exercise III: Movement5:23
Drawing Exercise IV: Black & White2:38
Drawing Exercise V: Patterns2:52
Putting It All Together2:39
Creating Your Final Drawing3:57
Extra Character Demo I4:32
Extra Character Demo II4:45
About This Class
Join Judy Koot in this hands-on illustration class and learn how to design and draw a strong and elegant character in your own style, through an easy step-by-step method.
The only things you'll need are a few basic tools like pencils and paper.
This class is suitable for both beginners and advanced students.
Beginners will learn how to draw a character through practical examples and clear instructions.
Advanced students will take away new tips and tricks to sharpen their drawing and character design skills.
By the end of the course, you'll have a charming black-and-white character you can use just as is, or enhance, ink, and/or color with your favorite tools and methods.
You'll also have a new skillset that will allow you to create an unlimited amount of unique, strong characters in the future.
Video background music by © Mockmoon, used with permission.
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Judy Koot is a multidisciplinary artist and teacher based in the Netherlands.
She works as a writer, illustrator and musician, and teaches all three disciplines.
Here on Skillshare she'll be focusing on illustration.
Judy has been drawing since she was two, studied Illustrative Design at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, and interned as a writer, poet and illustrator at children's book publisher Ploegsma in Amsterdam.
Find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Goodreads and Etsy; she'd love to hear from you!
Illustration Academy Series
The Illustration Academy Series focuses on illustration in general, and on character design and technique in specific.
Broken down into clear and easy steps, using simple materials, and slowly building towards more complexity, the classes are suitable for all levels.
This series will help you improve your drawing and design skills, flex your creative muscles, and build a solid drawing foundation.
- Illustration Academy: Creating a Charming Character
- Illustration Academy: Creating an Animal-Inspired Character
- 3rd class expected Spring 2017