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Character Design



Quick, name a character! Memorable characters are part of our culture–from the Simpsons to Mickey Mouse, creating a unique and likeable personality is a powerful way to make your work memorable. But creating good characters isn’t easy! In this information-packed 13 lesson course, Ian Yates walks you through the basics of designing a memorable character illustration and the important steps of a character project. Including:

  • Purpose for characters and brainstorming concepts
  • Sketching and getting started
  • Considering props and other features
  • Avoiding easy pitfalls and problems in character design
  • Translating your character to digital artwork in Illustrator
  • Polishing and bringing your character to life
  • And more!