Imaginative Drawing: Developing Concept Art Characters

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

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8 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

    • Project & materials

    • Concepting & thumbnails

    • Drawing your outlines

    • Fleshing out your drawing: 1

    • Fleshing out your drawing: 2

    • Fleshing out your drawing: 3

    • Finishing your drawing


About This Class

Expand your imagination and the drawings in your sketchbook with celebrated comic artist Camilla D'Errico. In this 25-minute class, you will go into Camilla's studio and explore her sketchbooks, the elements of a character that inspire her, and the exercise she uses to bring more originality to her work, and attitude to her characters through pop-surrealism.

Watch Camilla create a completely new, original character by combining different features to compose a surreal, imaginitive concept. Camilla will start with reserach, then she will draw thumbnails of each of her ideas. She will then select the character she wants to bring to life as a final piece. You will watch Camilla build on her sketch and add essential character features to create a final, beautiful graphite drawing of a girl in her unique style.

Camilla approaches her work with the techniques of Manga art, but this class is exciting and applicable for illustrators and artists, and anyone who likes to draw. You will push your imagination and drawing skills to concept and create something completely new.

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Easy explanations and very fluid
Tomas Osario


Excellent class,very fun and interesting ! Thank you !
It is truly incredible to watch a professional work on their piece of art from concept to complete drawing, especially when they explain each step clearly. I feel like it would help a lot of people sketch and draw in a more organized and clear manner. Definitely helped me. Thanks!





Camilla D'Errico

d'Errico Studios Ltd. Creative Director

Camilla d'Errico is a product of her split heritage, Italian and Canadian rolled into one: Italian fiestiness, Canadian politeness, and an early addiction to Saturday morning cartoons, comics and manga. Growing up she was more often doodling sexy damsels and dragons on her textbooks than reading them. In 1998 when Camilla first attended her first San Diego Comic Con she realised that a 9-5 day job would kill her and this was what she wanted to do. Thanks to her relentless energy, dedic...

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