Level Up Your Characters: 5 Techniques for Creating Better Character Designs staff pick badge

Hayden Aube, Illustrator & Designer

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7 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:55
    • 2. Cliches

      7:08
    • 3. Questions

      7:17
    • 4. Exaggeration

      5:22
    • 5. Proportions

      4:29
    • 6. Dynamic Poses

      10:21
    • 7. Next Steps

      3:52
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About This Class

Level Up Your Characters is designed to equip artists of any skill level with reliable tools that can be used any time, with any character, to make it better.

Whether you are creating a new character or reworking an old one, this class will walk you through five easy to understand (but hard to master) techniques for taking good designs and making them great. Don't want to learn all of them? That's okay, because each lesson stands alone so you can jump straight to what you want to work on!

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Class Outline

  • Cliches: How can we break away from what people expect to create characters that are unique?
  • Questions: How can we improve our characters before even touching pencil to paper?
  • Exaggeration: What are the most important aspects of our character and how can we push them further?
  • Proportions: What size relationships will best tell the story of our character?
  • Dynamic Poses: How can we reinforce our character's concept just by changing it's pose?

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