Character design is about more than technical skill. This course will help you to think like a designer and understand the most important aspects of the process, including:
Follow along with Randy Bishop and get a better understanding of the thought and effort that should accompany character design as well as the most important things to keep in mind during the process.
Get to know Randy, your teacher!
In this intro, Randy sets the expectations for the upcoming videos on character design as well goes into the concept of storytelling and stylization.
Watch as Randy presents and explains the 13 common character archetypes as well as how to use archetypes properly. Common archetypes are like: The Hero or The Warrior, The Rebel or Outlaw Character, The Explorer, The Creator and many more.
Learn the importance of the thought behind a design. This video includes a time-lapse.
The main thing to think about when designing the costume for a character is to think about the character story and the whole story from beginning to end. And think about the costume being designed differently in different points.
Here Randy will describe what model sheets, how to effectively create them and the examination of the nuances of expression.
In the last and final lesson Randy will speak about the character interactions and how a lineup should affect your design decisions.
Currently, the Masterclass includes the following 8 pre-recorded courses:
You can see an overview of all 8 here: https://www.21-draw.com/masterclass/illustrator-masterclass/
They are on-demand (pre-recorded) video tutorials that you can watch online to any of your devices (unlimited times), anytime! Therefore you can easily watch (and rewatch) them at your convenience and at your own pace.
Some basic drawing skills are required to fully follow along & learn from the lessons in all our courses. The courses vary in level, and in general are suited for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
If you are an absolute beginner with no or very little art experience we recommend checking out our books instead.
Many lessons in our courses work for both digital and traditional art. However, there are a few tutorials where a digital drawing software will come in handy for example Photoshop or Procreate for iPad. But for the majority of lessons it is more about the underlying concepts.
It is a one-time payment. No recurring fees, no subscription fees.
You can download most of the course resources (exercise sheets, assignments, PSD files etc) from the site, but you cannot download the video lessons to your computer.
With your one-time purchase you have lifetime access to the course(s).
If for any reason at all you are unhappy with our courses or feel it isn’t helping you improve your drawing skills— then just email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to give you 100% of your money back within 30 days of your purchase. No questions asked. No excuses. Just a guarantee you can trust.
We don’t offer a certificate of completion at the moment but this is something we are looking into.
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