Vector Character Design For Beginners | Jeremy Mura | Skillshare

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.






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Jeremy Mura

Designer x Illustrator from Sydney

About Jeremy

Jeremy Mura is a graphic designer, illustrator and content creator from Sydney, Australia. After graduating with a degree in graphic design, he worked with local design studios on corporate branding and design for big brands such as Kellogg's, Aldi, Yahoo 7 and AMEX. 

He teaches what he's learnt on his journey of being a designer freelancing as well as working in-house as a designer for over 4 years. He helps younger designers learn the f...

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