Vector Illustration: Design a Playful Character Using Geometric Shapes
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Illustrating a Playful Character0:39
Inspiration and Concepting1:36
Tracing Your Sketch6:13
Shading Part 1: Ice Cream Scoop9:14
Adding Highlights and Details10:50
Building up Your Character3:31
Shading Part 2: Ice Cream Cone7:02
Creating Facial Features9:51
Composition and Backgrounds4:31
Adding the Final Details5:55
About This Class
Level up your vector illustration skills by learning illustrator Jonathan Ball's friendly, step-by-step process for designing playful, surreal characters based on simple geometric shapes.
In this one-hour class, UK-based illustrator Jonathan Ball (aka POKEDSTUDIO) draws on his experience illustrating characters for Nickelodeon, Playstation, Mattel, Disney, and Activision to share his design and illustration process in bite-sized steps.
From concept and sketch to creating vectors and shading in the Mac app Affinity Designer, you’ll learn how to start with geometric shapes and ultimately end up with something from another dimension.
This 3D-illustration class is perfect for illustrators, designers, and visual artists of all levels who want to learn vector skills and unlock a whole new world of surrealism and detail in their work.
Some prior knowledge of vector design software may be helpful, but is not required. Everyone who loves sketching and doodling will love this fun project!
Want to get started right away? Download a free trial of Affinity Designer, the software Jonathan uses in the class!
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Such a great way to digitally illustrate characters, really neat!
Makeup Artist, Illustrator, Skillshare Teacher
Fantastic tutorial! After reading up on the basics of Affinity Designer, I needed a tutorial that would put everything in context and this was it. Great for figuring out how the gradient tools and effects work too. Thanks!
POKEDSTUDIO is an international illustration, design and animation studio based in Cardiff, UK. Founded by illustrator Jonathan Ball who has built a reputation for wacky and non-conformist character designs, intricate worlds and edgy video graphics. We create characters, illustrations, animations, adverts, packaging designs, logos display fonts, game concept design and storyboards. We’ve worked with brands such as MTV, BBC, Sony Playstation, Microsoft, Nickelodean, Doritos, Disney, Burger King, McDonald’s, Activision and more.