Illustration Academy: Creating a Charming Character

Judy Koot, InkDreamer | Multidisciplinary Artist & Teacher

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13 Videos (43m)
    • Intro

    • Tools & Materials

    • Drawing Exercise I: Shapes

    • Drawing Exercise II: Silhouetting

    • Drawing Exercise III: Movement

    • Drawing Exercise IV: Black & White

    • Drawing Exercise V: Patterns

    • Putting It All Together

    • Adding Details

    • Creating Your Final Drawing

    • Final Thoughts

    • Extra Character Demo I

    • Extra Character Demo II


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.

Class Level
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.

End Results
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.


114 of 114 students recommendSee All

She builds it up so nice and easy that you automaticly come to a great result.
Esther Mols

Just ❤️s drawing ✏️

This class was amazing!!! Simple to understand the instructions and simple to follow. Thank you so much Judy!! XO
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Judy Koot

InkDreamer | Multidisciplinary Artist & Teacher

Judy Koot is a multidisciplinary artist and teacher based in the Netherlands.
She works as a writerillustrator 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 FacebookInstagram, 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.