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.


10 of 11 students recommendSee All

I wanted to design some characters for my eLearning content (I'm an instructional designer). That was so informative! I'm still working on my art skills, but now I have the technical knowledge I need to work with character design in Illustrator. Very simply broken down with lots of useful tips.
Excellent class, highly recommended for beginners like me!





Jeremy Mura

Designer x Illustrator from Sydney

About Me

Jeremy is 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. A few years after I launched my personal brand, applying my knowledge to help other designers become greater.

He helps emerging brands communicate to their audience through design and illustration. He focuses on...

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