Vector Character Design For Beginners

Jeremy Mura, Designer x Illustrator from Sydney

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11 Videos (53m)
    • Class Introduction

    • Finding Inspiration

    • Tools + Idea generation

    • Thumbnails & Sketches

    • Basic Character Princinples

    • Vectorizing Character Sketch

    • Adding Color & Detail

    • Adding Glow effects

    • Character Variety

    • Making Character Backgrounds

    • Thanks + What's Next


About This Class

In this class I'll be taking you through my process of illustrating a character, starting with the concept, then moving into Illustrator to create the shapes, and finally rendering it with detail and effects.

I'll show you simple techniques on how to texture your work all within illustrator. Using the right tools you will conceptualize your character and build it from scratch. In this 50 minute class, I'll explain principles, tips, and processes that you to create a fun little character to add in your portfolio.

What You'll Learn

  • Inspiration: We'll discuss sources of inspiration
  • Concepts: We'll sketch out ideas of basic characters.
  • Sketching process to Vector: Using shapes and pen tool to build a foundation.
  • Detailing and Color: You'll use effects in illustrator to render nice detail.
  • Creating Backdrop: You'll use color adjustments and gradients to create a background.

All you'll need for this class is Adobe Illustrator (Free Trial), I'm using CC but other versions is fine.


4 of 4 students recommendSee All

Excellent class, highly recommended for beginners like me!
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Jeremy Mura

Designer x Illustrator from Sydney

You can find me on Instagram | Youtube | My store

Hey I'm Jeremy Mura, a graphic designer and illustrator from Sydney, Australia. After graduating college with a degree in graphic design, I worked with design agency's on corporate branding, packaging for blue chip clients such as Kellogg's, Aldi, Yahoo 7 and AMEX. Short while after I launched my personal brand, applying my knowledge to help other designers become greater.

I help start-ups and emerging brands communicate to their audience through design and illlustration. I love working with vector illustration, identity design and typography. 

Look forward to making more classes and helping you create something awesome!

Jeremy has been featured on Creative Market, Millo, Inkbot Design and The Design Kids.

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