Imaginative Drawing: Developing Concept Art Characters

Camilla D'Errico, d'Errico Studios Ltd. Creative Director

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9 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:57
    • 2. Project & materials

      3:39
    • 3. Concepting & thumbnails

      4:48
    • 4. Drawing your outlines

      3:47
    • 5. Fleshing out your drawing: 1

      4:59
    • 6. Fleshing out your drawing: 2

      3:41
    • 7. Fleshing out your drawing: 3

      7:45
    • 8. Finishing your drawing

      2:07
    • 9. Explore Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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Project Description

Create an original character drawing combining an animal element and a human element.

ASSIGNMENT

Create an original character drawing that is inspired by surrealism. You will select at least one feature or element from an animal, and one from a human and combine them to create a completely new character. Do you love birds? Add wings! By sketching your ideas you will get a sense for what inspires you, and also what works well together as a composition for your final piece.

DELIVERABLE

Upload your final character drawing. A finished project should include:

  • At least one animal feature and one human feature.
  • A page of thumbnail sketches in your sketchbook.
  • One process sketch of your final piece
  • Your final character drawing.

RESOURCES

  • Explore my world of comic art at camilladerrico.com.
  • I get a lot of questions about my work, check out some FAQ's here if you're curious.
  • Check out my series of books on my character Tanpopo!
  • Check out my Fundamentals of Manga class on Skillshare for a beginner class on my techniques.

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