Character Illustration for Beginners Premium class

Adam Record, Children's Book Illustrator & Designer

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4 Videos (55m)
    • Finding Inspiration

    • Sketching

    • Digitizing your sketch

    • Lumberjack Guy Texture Shading


About This Class


In my class I will show you my process of creating a new character from scratch using digital tools (Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop). I will talk about finding inspiration and implementing that into your character illustration and then on to digitizing your character sketches and texturing and shading them to give them some life.

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Really nice video. Loved the instructions. Haven't tried following along yet but i can't wait.
While a big part of the class was done in Illustrator using its special vector tools (I had the impression that the class would've been performed entirely in Photoshop), it still was a great class! :)
Razvan Ursan

Drawing is such a stress relief!

This is a great class to see his process and learn a few of his secrets of how he achieves his vintage textures. Always fun to see how another artist works, sketches. Thanks for sharing your talent and process with us Adam!
Missy Van Wagoner

Illustrator, Surface & Graphic Designer





Adam Record

Children's Book Illustrator & Designer

Hi I'm Adam.....hello :) I'm an illustrator and designer from Utah. I love to draw and design and I've been blessed to be able to do it fo a living for a numbe of years now. I have worked with many great clients such as Scholastic, Harper Collins, Hallmark, Disney, Fisher Price, and many more great folks. 

I started doodling on a padded bench in church. I liked saturday morning cartoons and cereal with marshmallows in it. I played with GI Joes and watched WWF wrestling with my brothers and I was outside most of my life.

I started getting serious about drawing when someone actaully bought one of my drawings, and I thought….that’s cool…other people might actually like my stuff. So I continued to draw and paint and doodle and here I am now with my own website and a Skillshare class. Crazy.

I get inspired by old childrens books, vintage posters, anything prior to the 90’s to be honest. I like Miroslav Sasek, Mary Blair, Saul Bass and Edward Gorey. I listen to Tom Waits and I like the smell of cement after it rains.