Illustration Academy: Creating a Charming Character

Judy Koot, 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.

Other Classes in This Series
If you enjoyed this class, check out Judy's other class in the Illustration Academy SeriesIllustration Academy: Creating an Animal-Inspired Character.

Video background music by © Mockmoon, used with permission.


132 of 132 students recommendSee All

Great class! It was really great to learn how to do body shapes and silhouetting.
Fun and easy!
Enjoyed this class. The demonstrations and examples help me understand how to draw body shapes and create movement.





Judy Koot

Multidisciplinary Artist & Teacher

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 renown...

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