Digital Drawing
Starts on Apr 16th

Create an Entire Portfolio-Ready Character Design Project

By.Arucelli

$185.00 $215.00
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1. Go at your own pace in this 32-week online course
2. Artistic g
uidance & pointers from the instructor
3. Supportive peer community exchanging feedback
4. Class is in production. Start learning after April 16th, 2021

Learn Character Concept Design to Build Your Portfolio

WHAT IS THIS CLASS ABOUT?

Let's go through the entire process of character design, starting all the way from fundamental anatomy to how to utilize illustration techniques to create an entire portfolio-ready character design project.
You'll learn how to create reference boards, ideation sheets, turnarounds, pose and expression sheets, as well as hearing about my methods for improving your skills when drawing from imagination!

WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?

This class will cover the basics of all the tools you'll need when it comes to designing characters both for fun and for professional work.

WHAT WILL THE STUDENTS ACHIEVE?

By the end, you'll have a better understanding of the intricacies in character design and how to dive deeper into the worlds and stories you're trying to tell. Additionally, you'll have stronger fundamentals and tools to improve your own work moving forward.

Upon completion, you'll have created a full character design project that can be used in your portfolio!

Step 1: How to Develop a Character Design Project

Step 2: How to Pitch, Research, and Execute a Concept

Step 3: Learn Arucelli’s Approach to Drawing & Painting

Step 4: Learn the Basics in Freelance and Professional Practice

Important Notice: This is an early bird class! That means the production of this class is just starting. The curriculum is subject to change, and content may be uploaded sequentially based on the creator’s schedule to ensure that we provide the class in the best quality possible.

Welcome


  1. Meet Your Instructor: Arucelli
  2. Introduction to the Course

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Anatomy & Posing


  1. Basic Overview of the Skeleton
  2. Basic Overview of Muscular Anatomy
  3. Basic Overview of Body Diversity & Posing

Chapter 2: Draftsmanship


  1. Gesture & Rhythm Within a Figure
  2. Improving Line Quality
  3. Basic Overview on Stylization

Chapter 3: Research & Development


  1. How to Get Started with Research and Reference
  2. Building a Reference Library on Pinterest
  3. Compiling Research with PureRef
  4. How to Create a Pitch Deck for Your Project
  5. Reference to Concept

Chapter 4: Iterative Character Design


  1. Approaching & Generating a Character Concept
  2. Techniques for Ideation
  3. Techniques for Iteration Passes
  4. Developing a Critical Eye for Design
  5. Costume Design as Storytelling
  6. Value & Color Block: Creating a Character’s Palette
  7. Basic Overview to Props

Chapter 5: Finalizing Your Character Design


  1. Basic Overview of Digital Painting & Coloring Workflow
  2. Painting & Rendering a Character
  3. Creating a Turnaround Sheet
  4. Dynamic Pose & Expression Sheets
  5. Bonus: Grayscale to Color

Chapter 6: Building A Portfolio


  1. Overview on Page Layout & Content Flow
  2. Project Portfolios vs. General Portfolios
  3. School vs. Job Portfolios
  4. Animation vs. Video Games vs. Film: Differences & Similarities

Chapter 7:   Tips for Professional Practices


  1. Beginning Checklist for Budding Professionals
  2. Getting Started With Freelance
  3. My Theory on Social Media & How to Approach it
  4. Tips for Job Hunting, Writing Emails, Interviews, and Professional Presentation

Chapter 8: Drawing from Imagination


  1. Getting Started with Drawing from Imagination
  2. The Ref & Recall Method of Studying

Chapter 9: Daily Exercise - Why I Don’t Do It


  1. Daily Art Grind & Hustle Culture
  2. My Philosophy on Qualitative vs. Quantitative Practice
  3. My Approach to Purposeful Study & Practice

Bonus Chapter: Mental Health & Mindset


  1. Art Block, Art Depression, and Burnout
  2. Imposter Syndrome & Self Doubt
  3. How to Approach & Maximize Your Arts Education
  4. Recapturing Happiness and Self-Fulfillment

Outro


Congratulations + Parting wishes!


Meet Your Creator
Hi!
 
I'm Knight Zhang, a long time participant in the online art community and a character concept artist for video games and entertainment! I've been drawing my whole life and have experienced the gamut of growing up as an artist, including all of the worst parts of having to figure it all out on your own. I've spent the better part of my life learning how to come to terms with all the ups an downs that come with improving and growing up, and I hope my experience can help anyone who's feeling particularly unsure about their future art career.
  • This class uses Adobe Photoshop CC/CS
  • Experience with digital art software (Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Paint Tool SAI, Procreate, etc.) and an art tablet/ipad is strongly recommended for this class, but will not be required
  • This class will cover basic tips and tricks to using the program
  • Who want to expand their skills on digital character illustration
  • Who want to enhance their Photoshop skills
  • Who want to learn step-by-step process of creating a character illustration
  • Who want to learn Arucelli's approach to character concept design
  • Who want to discover a new creative hobby!

Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 32 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Important Notice

This is an early bird class! That means the production of this class is just starting. The curriculum is subject to change, and content may be uploaded sequentially based on the creator’s schedule to ensure that we provide the class in the best quality possible.

Earn points to Extend the Class Access

Receive points by completing chapter missions OR by taking the class two or more times a week. And use the points to extend your class access!

Super Early Bird Offer

Once we pass the release date, we will no longer offered the class at "Super Early Bird". The rate will be raised after the date, right now is the cheapest deal you can get.

Installment Payment

Quadpay is available for the payment! Your order will be split into 4 installments paid over 6 weeks! To find out more, please visit Quadpay.

Class Preparation

Digital art software is recommended, but traditional mediums can be used for the majority of the lessons

Class access

Class videos will be available by April 16th. We will notify you via email regarding how to access to the class videos on the release date.

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