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.

219 of 224 students recommendSee All

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!
A clear and Interesting class. It is to the point and artist is great.





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, dedication, and just enough sleep deprivation, she has followed her dream of working creatively for a living.

Camilla’s unique style continues to be in demand and her client list includes Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Random House, Tokyopop, Hasbro, Disney, Sanrio, Neil Gaiman and she also works with video game and movie companies on character development. Her own characters and properties, Tanpopo and Helmetgirls, are loved by fans and followers and now inspire Cosplay costumes. She has successfully merchandised and licensed her beautiful artwork across a variety of categories: clothing, stationery and gift, accessories, art prints, etc. and continues to expand her licensing program. Her emotive and eloquent paintings have propelled her to the top of the ranks of the New Contemporary art movement, and she is represented by Opera Gallery of New York.

She is proud to be supported by, and to work with, Vancouver based PacBlue Printing and their team of professionals for all her printing needs.

Camilla can’t live without Holbein’s “DUO” water-soluble oils, green tea lattes, Hello Kitty merchandise, and her daily fix of manga and anime.

“Its about expressing what they feel and feeling what they express.”