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59m
Gabrielle Brickey, Portrait Artist - ArtworkbyGabrielle.com
Skillshare
Intermediate
59m
Self-paced
No certificate
Drawing female characters may be quite challenging but if you plan to take this course, everything with pencil will just be a breeze for advanced arti..


4.65
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1655 reviews
1h 5m
Jonathan Ball, Illustrator / Owner, Pokedstudio
Skillshare
Intermediate
1h 5m
Self-paced
No certificate
In this one-hour class, UK-based illustrator Jonathan Ball (aka POKEDSTUDIO) draws on his experience illustrating characters for Nickelodeon, Playstat..


4.86
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987 reviews
2h 5m
Matt Kaufenberg, Freelance Illustrator
Skillshare
Intermediate
2h 5m
Self-paced
No certificate
For an in-depth course about Character Illustration, check out this course today. Matt Kaufenberg will walk you through different techniques and progr..


4.48
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854 reviews
35m
Amarilys Henderson, Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker
Skillshare
Intermediate
35m
Self-paced
No certificate
You can be more confident in drawing faces as you develop your own character style. Join Amarilys Henderson, an amazing illustrator, as she sketches, ..


4.34
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658 reviews
51m
Charlie Bowater, Concept Artist & Illustrator
Skillshare
Intermediate
51m
Self-paced
No certificate
Capture the essence of a character through concept art. I'll be taking you through the various steps of character creation, from the initial silhouett..


4.41
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518 reviews
26-40h
Michigan State University
Coursera
All levels
26-40h
Starts Jul 20
Good
You have a great idea for a game. Turning that idea into a reality isn't just about knowing the tools. In this course you will practice moving from ga..


4.4
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1087 reviews
16m
Sarita Kolhatkar, Concept Artist & Illustrator
Skillshare
Intermediate
16m
Self-paced
No certificate
This class is great for anyone with a passion for drawing, painting and a love for Disney Pixar movies, and have often asked themselves, "how do I mak..


4.06
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512 reviews
56m
Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator
Skillshare
Beginner
56m
Self-paced
No certificate
Do you want to learn how to draw characters quickly and easily? I can show you how by using simple shapes. First in a three-part Body Works series a..


4.4
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357 reviews
5.5h
Jaysen Batchelor
Udemy
All levels
5.5h
Self-paced
Okay
Learn how to design and animate a character in Photoshop that can stand up as professional work


4.4
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1226 reviews
3h 18m
Patrick Brown, Digital Artist and Hobbyist
Skillshare
All levels
3h 18m
Self-paced
No certificate
Concept art, game design, character design: they all rely on a solid basic sketch, a sense of color, and line drawing skills. You will learn how to wo..


4.86
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271 reviews
26-40h
California Institute of the Arts
Coursera
Beginner Level
26-40h
Self-paced
Good
In this course you will explore concepts and approaches involved in creating successful character designs that can be applied to video games. Followin..


4.6
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583 reviews
1h 43m
Susan Simkins
Pluralsight
Beginner
1h 43m
Self-paced
Good
Understanding HTML is key to being able to design and build great websites. In this course we'll gain a deeper understanding of HTML by creating conte..


4.5
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166 reviews
13m
Christine Nishiyama, Artist at Might Could Studios
Skillshare
Beginner
13m
Self-paced
No certificate
This class will focus on using shape language to draw characters that communicate personality, story, and emotion rather than focusing on drawing perf..


4
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328 reviews
26m
Jesse LeDoux, Illustrator, Artist, Designer
Skillshare
Beginner
26m
Self-paced
No certificate
You should take this class if you're interested in character design and exploring the inner depths of your imagination. Designers, artists, and illust..


3.8
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356 reviews
24h
University of British Columbia
edX
Intermediate
24h
Self-paced
Okay
Move from outline to draft writing with crucial craft lessons from MFA faculty on scene design, dialogue, character development and plot.
21m
Hayden Aube, Illustrator & Designer
Skillshare
Beginner
21m
Self-paced
No certificate
Together we'll be covering: You can create the most beautiful character in the world, but if there is little thought behind it, it just won't be that ..


4.39
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232 reviews
2h
2D Animation 101 Courses
Udemy
Beginner
2h
Self-paced
Okay
Learn how to turn your paper drawings into beautiful art. Presentable products that you can pitch or sell


4.7
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701 reviews
25m
Jeremy Deighan, Online Instructor | www.jeremydeighan.com
Skillshare
Beginner
25m
Self-paced
No certificate
Graphic Design Theory for Beginners is a series of short courses aimed to teach you the basic fundamentals and principles that goes into creating amaz..


4.13
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237 reviews
50m
Brian Shepard, 2D Game Artist and Illustrator.
Skillshare
Intermediate
50m
Self-paced
No certificate
Characters make up a huge part of our favorite video games, cartoons, and all sorts of fantasy worlds. Just how are they made? This class explores the..


4.42
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188 reviews
60m
Mimi Chao, story + illustration | mimochai.com
Skillshare
All levels
60m
Self-paced
No certificate
Besides being an avid sticker user, I made a sticker set that reached the Top 25 Paid Stickers Chart in iMessage. Now I want to share my process with ..


4.5
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179 reviews
4h
Hardy Fowler
Udemy
Intermediate
4h
Self-paced
Okay
Learn Incredibly Cool Photoshop Painting Techniques to Create Professional Level Character Art


4.5
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635 reviews
19m
Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator
Skillshare
Beginner
19m
Self-paced
No certificate
What does an illustrator need to consider before starting work on a picture book? From thumbnail sketches, character design, storyboarding to the fina..


4
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215 reviews
50m
Melissa Lee, allow yourself to fail before you succeed
Skillshare
Intermediate
50m
Self-paced
No certificate
Welcome to Character Design Crash Course, a series of illustration classes meant for beginning cartoonists or intermediate character artists looking f..


4.44
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149 reviews
12m
Patricia Caldeira, Illustrator | Digital Artist | Designer
Skillshare
Beginner
12m
Self-paced
No certificate
Join Over 2.400 Students! Learn how to create a Dynamic Character with a Strong Presence using Gesture Drawing, one of the fundamentals of Drawing! T..


4.04
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188 reviews

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