Vector Character Design For Beginners

Jeremy Mura, Brand Identity Design & Illustration

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11 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Class Introduction

      0:32
    • 2. Finding Inspiration

      2:09
    • 3. Tools + Idea generation

      1:23
    • 4. Thumbnails & Sketches

      3:40
    • 5. Basic Character Princinples

      7:43
    • 6. Vectorizing Character Sketch

      12:12
    • 7. Adding Color & Detail

      10:52
    • 8. Adding Glow effects

      3:41
    • 9. Character Variety

      3:34
    • 10. Making Character Backgrounds

      6:54
    • 11. Thanks + What's Next

      0:16

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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