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Character Design

  • Illustration
    New Course: Drawing Fantasy Creatures DigitallyFantasy
    Our new course, Drawing Fantasy Creatures Digitally, will teach you how to draw two creatures of pure imagination: a centaur and a dragon. The element of fantasy presents some challenges, such as lack of photo references, but on the other hand we have the opportunity for more creative expression. The instruction blends traditional drawing techniques with modern digital workflows in Adobe Photoshop. Read More…
  • Video Game Art
    Create a Modern Fantasy Card Design for Eminence: Xander's Tales in Illustrator Preview image
    Learn to design a modern fantasy card illustration based on the upcoming card game Eminence: Xander's Tales, in Adobe IllustratorRead More…
  • Cartoon
    Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw ChildrenPreview cartoon children
    The difference between the drawing of an adult and a drawing of a baby, a child or a teenager is directly related to their anatomical proportions. But in cartoon style, it isn't only that which defines your character. There are a number of specific behaviors and mannerisms at this phase of life that allows your character to have a bigger appeal in relation to the public.Read More…
  • Portrait
    Create the Enchanting Maleficent Portrait in Adobe IllustratorMaleficent by yuzach tutsplus 400
    In this tutorial we will discover how to draw a bewitching stylized portrait of Maleficent in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using various effects, such as Blur effect for soft shadows and overtones. Let the magic begin!Read More…
  • Character Design
    Create a Fun Cartoon Character Face in Adobe IllustratorCartoonfacepreview
    In the following steps you will learn how to create a fun character face in Adobe Illustrator. Read More…
  • Illustration
    Create an Easy, Valentine's Day Bunny in Adobe IllustratorFinal image400
    In this tutorial you will learn how to create a cute character, Valentine's Bunny, in Adobe Illustrator. Using just the basic shapes you can create any cartoon animal you want. Also I will show you how to create a triangle and a heart shapes, which are not on the Tools panel.Read More…
  • Animation
    Create a 2D Sprite Sheet for Unity 4.3 in InkscapePreviewretina
    Unity's 4.3 update was a great big door swinging open for 2D game developers, with many new tools and ways to approach 2D game development in this already powerful engine. In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a character in Inkscape that can be used in Unity 4.3's amazing new editor.Read More…
  • Illustration
    Create a Skating Girl With Basic Shapes in Adobe IllustratorFinal image skater
    You don't need to be a cool artist to vector characters. In Adobe Illustrator you can create them just with basic shapes. To find out how, let's start!Read More…
  • Illustration
    How to Draw Hair and Clothes for a Virtual Dress-Up Doll in Illustrator400
    This has always been my favorite part of playing with dolls: dressing them up! If you're playing along with the Community Challenge, this is where the base body comes in handy. Join me in Adobe Illustrator where we'll draw hair and clothes with the Blob Brush Tool, make a Clipping Mask, use the Blend Tool, and apply various Blending Modes to objects within our vector work to create better transitions between elements.Read More…
  • Illustration
    How to Draw a Doll Base Body for a Dress-Up Game in IllustratorPre400
    I grew up playing with paper dolls. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but with Adobe Illustrator, creating digital paper dolls can be a fun and easy project due to the program's customizable nature, and a jumping off point for making drag and drop Flash games. Follow along as I break down doll-like anatomy in creating a base body for a dress-up community challenge.Read More…
  • Illustration
    Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Create Movement and ActionCartoonmovements preview new 400x400b
    What is a cartoon without any kind of action? What is a cartoon, that doesn't tell us a story? You may have seen artistic studies of the human body, drawn from a live model for reference. They work very well for understanding how anatomy and muscles react when we suggest a move. But the sentiment behind this movement is not clear! It's just a reproduction of real life and nothing more. The way to express movement and action in a cartoon style drawing is quite different from real life. Therefore, beyond the necessary knowledge to build your character's body, mastering the techniques needed to add life to these forms is essential. And that's what we'll talk about in this tutorial!Read More…
  • Illustration
    Create a Thanksgiving Illustration With Basic Shapes Using IllustratorPilgrim2400
    Thanksgiving is here! In this tutorial, you will create a pilgrim character, bowl and roasted turkey in Adobe Illustrator. Using just simple shapes - it's easy, festive and fun.Read More…