The Webcomics Challenge: How to Create Stylized Characters

Kienan Lafferty, Webcomics Artist

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15 Videos (1h 48m)
    • Introduction

      1:39
    • Assignment Overview

      1:49
    • Exploring Style: Guys

      10:05
    • Exploring Style: Girls

      12:33
    • Time-Lapse: Style Recap

      6:24
    • Creating Bodies: Girls

      10:01
    • Creating Bodies: Guys

      6:43
    • Time-Lapse: Bodies Recap

      3:13
    • Creating Clothes: Girls

      12:22
    • Creating Clothes: Guys

      6:45
    • Drawing Hands

      5:25
    • Time-Lapse: Clothes Recap

      6:01
    • Inking and Masking

      12:36
    • Gradient Coloring

      10:43
    • You did it! Time to celebrate!

      1:49
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About This Class

What does it take to draw the perfect comic character? Join Kienan Lafferty (of the webcomic EMMA: Little Girl Versus the Walking Dead) and learn how to create guy and girl characters that are totally unique and totally awesome. This class is a detailed, in-depth look at drawing heads, bodies, and clothes for both genders. Along the way, Kienan includes a number of Photoshop tricks, making this class perfect for beginning and experienced illustrators alike. By the end, you'll create your very own 2 characters — fully inked, masked, colored, and ready for a webcomic!

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Entertaining and informative instructor. Tone of voice and humor makes one more awake to absorb the information! Focus on exaggerated and cartoony drawing with many useful tips and instructions.
Kienan is an awesome guy and teacher, check his content on YouTube for more advanced topics too! This one covers the basics of creating characters for webcomics but he covers a lot more on his channel if you want to dive deep into the subject. :)
I think he doesnt talk a lot about how to design GOOD characters, that follow colourme theory rules and have characterized outfits, but he teaches you how to do the process, and that’s important too.

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Kienan Lafferty

Webcomics Artist

Kienan Lafferty is a 2D production artist working for Riot Games, and creator and illustrator of the "EMMA" comic book series. He resides in Lehi, UT, USA.

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