Digital Drawing

Character Concept Design: From Fundamentals to Illustration






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Character Concept Design: from Fundamentals to Illustration

with Artist, Arucelli


Have you always been fascinated by characters, whether they're original or from your favorite IP? Are you interested in making designs that have a life of their own? I'll go through my 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!


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.


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!

Fundamentals of Anatomy

Iterative Character Design

Finalizing Your Project

Meet Your Creator
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.

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