Rodgon is a San Diego-based illustrator, who has worked in both comics and animation. He shares many art tips on his social media to inspire up-and-coming artists.
Do you want to learn how to draw awesome animal characters? This course will show you how! Led by Rodgon, master of fluffy creature design, this course will teach you how to draw super cute cartoon animals from scratch and refine them into masterpieces you can share with the world!
If you’re already a working artist, Rodgon will also show you how to increase your value to employers and clients alike in the huge global market of cute animal art. The world is your oyster (especially if you draw adorable oysters!) 😀
But that’s not all! You’ll also gain invaluable skills in digital drawing, professional illustration, and raster and vector design. With each lesson, you’ll level up your artwork, boost your confidence, and increase your drawing skills.
Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement of creating charming animal characters that will capture the hearts and imaginations of your viewers! You’re guaranteed to have a blast with this course, so join Rodgon today and start learning!
Meet Rodgon, a pro at designing cute and cuddly creatures, and your course instructor today!
He’ll summarize what’s in store for you in this value-packed course. You’ll also discover how in-demand animal characters are worldwide and why it’s a great idea to learn to draw them!
Get ready, it’s gonna be loads of fun!
The first step to creating cute animals: Drawing from Reference!
Using references is key to learning the features and characteristics that make each animal unique and identifiable, ensuring their proportions are correct from the get-go. This gives you a solid foundation to work off when stylizing your creatures as adorable cartoons.
Rodgon demonstrates how to do this using several different animals as examples, giving you lots of handy tips and advice along the way.
Build your mental library to fuel your imagination today!
Discover the power of a simple bean bag shape to create a vast array of chubby creatures. This versatile shape—and other simple ones—will serve as great building blocks for your characters’ structures.
Rodgon also teaches an essential skill for drawing anything at all, (not only animals): creating 3D forms and starting with big shapes.
You’ll also really enjoy doing fun assignments with Rodgon, where you’ll get to practice the new skills you’ve learned.
There is a whole range of uses for adorable animal illustrations and in this lesson, Rodgon will show you a ton of ways to use your designs.
It’s important to take the purpose of the design into consideration before starting, as it will influence various aspects of your artwork, eg: size, format, colors, resolution, level of complexity, etc.
The two major fields that use animal designs are:
– Illustration and Animation
Look forward to discovering the fascinating characteristics and cool sub-categories of each field, and understanding that it involves much more than just the ability to draw!
Rodgon will give you a detailed walkthrough of molding a character from a concept sketch to final design, using a mock client brief to simulate a real-life project.
You will learn the ins and outs of drawing raster-based artwork in Adobe Photoshop. Rodgon will also share his expertise and advice for designing with a professional workflow (fewer headaches!)
This lesson is packed with a ton of amazing, EASY drawing tips to level up your artwork, from creating 3D rounded forms,, making a character look younger, inking cleanly, tricks for drawing furry textures and much more!
It’s going to be SO much fun. So buckle up!
Your amazing illustration is done and dusted! Now it’s time to save it in the right formats. This will ensure your artwork is presented in the best possible way that looks professional to both clients and followers.
Lesson 4 focused on raster-based drawing in Adobe Photoshop. This lesson, instead, will teach you vector-based drawing in Adobe Illustrator.
If that sounds complicated, not to worry! Rodgon will explain each step, concept, tool, and term in a way that’s VERY easy to understand! (Sweet relief!)
You’ll also explore different kinds of file formats commonly used for final artwork and learn why and how to use each one.
Rodgon (aka Rodrigo Gonzalez) is a San Diego-based cartoonist and illustrator. A late bloomer into art, he began his journey at 18 and has not looked back since.
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