Cyber Monday Sale! Save 75% OFF our Masterclass annual membership!  44:44:44
21 Draw
Preview course

Posing for Character Design

with Jeffrey Cruz CHAMBA
4.2 rating
4.2
(257)
Learn about posing and character design from CHAMBA! Ideal for intermediate and especially advanced users who want to up their game.
English English [Auto-Generated]
0+
hours
0
lessons
intermediate to advanced
level
Jeffrey Cruz CHAMBA

Your Instructor

My name’s Jeffrey Cruz, but I primarily go by my ‘other’ name Chamba. Throughout the years, I’ve been involved in a handful of things with various companies, which have all truly been a blessing for me.

Read more
All Courses
Get access to this course and 15+ more
$49/year
Save 75%
$199
USD
Get Started Gift
  • Cancel Anytime
  • 30-Day Money-back Guarantee

Only this course
$24.99USD
Get Single Course
  • 30-Day Money-back Guarantee
Explore the course
0+
hours
0
lessons
intermediate to advanced
level
English English [Auto-Generated]

Description

In this course you’ll learn about dynamic posing for specifc character types. CHAMBA will show you how to design 3 totally different characters and then take each character and pose them in a way that emphasizes their individual features and characteristics. This is a really fun, informal course where you’ll get to see CHAMBA’s style of drawing and get lots of tips about using perspective for posing characters. And remember, to get the most out of this course, take your time and do the assignments ๐Ÿ™‚

+ See more

What youโ€™ll learn

  • Learn about dynamic posing for specifc character types
  • Learn to tips & tricks to using perspective for posing characters
  • Learn to pose characters in a way that emphasizes their individual features and characteristics
+ See more

This course includes

  • 4+ hours of on-demand video lessons
  • 7 assignments

Lesson Plan

with Jeffrey Cruz CHAMBA
Expand all sections
01

Introduction

21:04

Preview class

You’ll get a quick introduction to who I am, and I’ll showcase work from my professional history, giving you some insights into the pieces and laying a structure for the course as a whole.

ย ย  Assignment included

02

Roughs

41:37

In this lesson, I rough out the early steps of the 3 character designs that we will be working with throughout the course.

ย ย  Assignment included

03

Character One

41:15

We finalize the design of our first character of three, in the style/look influenced by cartoons of the likes of PowerpuffGirls/Panty & Stocking.

ย ย  Assignment included

04

Character Two

38:06

We finalize the design of our second character of three, in the style/look influenced by fighting games from the likes of Capcom/SNK. You’ll learn about a different style of shading and coloring in this one.

ย ย  Assignment included

05

Character Three

32:51

We finalize the design of our final character, in the style/look influenced by U.S comics with the incorporation of spot-black inks/hatching and gradient-cut colouring.

ย ย  Assignment included

06

Frames & Posing

49:05

I show the ‘skeleton’ or ‘frame’ of each design and show how it can be used and applied to dynamically pose each character.

ย ย  Assignment included

07

Final Dynamic Posing

32:26

We pick a pose from each of the characters designed and finish them off with full ink and colour. We cover things like force perspective, shading and coloring to help the image standout!

ย ย  Assignment included

Student Feedback

257 customer reviews & ratings
4
4.0 rating
Course rating
5 star60%
4 star0%
3 star20%
2 star20%
1 star0%
Best Suited for
All levels
The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.
Most Liked
Clarity of Instruction 1
Great step-by-step process 1
Showing 5 reviews of 257 reviews & ratings
D
David
7 months ago
2.0 rating
Verified Purchase

The art is great, but there’s little structure here, and it feels a bit shallow in terms of what you learn. Tool specifics aren’t covered as thoroughly as I’d like.

Was this review helpful?
Yes
No
ML
Mike Long
7 months ago
5.0 rating
Verified Purchase

He seems very real and down to earth when he shows the steps for figures.

Was this review helpful?
Yes
No
SH
Sajjad Hasanain
7 months ago
5.0 rating
Verified Purchase

Your Character design thinking and shapes was so good it made me create new ideas and new ways Thank you Jeffery
And don’t forget the posing, i don’t think that the dummy shape technique worked for me i will try the other one and see new ones❤️

1 person found this helpful
Was this review helpful?
Yes
No
ja
john armstead
5 months ago
3.0 rating
Verified Purchase

The video should be much longer

2 people found this helpful
Was this review helpful?
Yes
No
I
Ian
3 months ago
5.0 rating
Verified Purchase

Great!

Was this review helpful?
Yes
No
See more reviews
Leave review or rating
Leave review or rating
Which level is this course best suited for?
Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced
All levels
What did you like in this course?
Clarity of Instruction
Engaging Teacher
Great step-by-step process
Helpful Examples
Inspiring

About the Instructor

Jeffrey Cruz CHAMBA
Comic book artist
1 course

Jeffrey โ€œChambaโ€ Cruz is a Melbourne-based comic book artist whose credits include: UDONโ€™s Street Fighter II Turbo series, Super Street Fighter vols. 1 and 2, Skullkickers and Wayward from Image Comics, cover art for Red Sonja comic by Dynamite, cover art for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the animated comic by IDW, Big Trouble in Little China covers for BOOM! Studios, along with concept design for DC Comics Bombshell statues and feature film Sucker Punch.

Featured in


Follow Jeffrey on

Full bio

Bonus Offer

Frequently Asked Questions

What is 21 Draw?

21 Draw is an online learning community where students of all skill levels can learn how to be a better artist. Our contributing artists and instructors are the best in the world.

Our streaming platform on www.21-draw.com and tv.21-draw.com makes it possible for anyone to watch hundreds of video lessons by industry legends who have worked for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dreamworks, Pixar & more. A membership gives full-access to our streaming platform.

On books.21-draw.com you can buy our popular learn-to-draw ebooks and physical books, seperate from the courses, and they too are also delivered to you by the heavyweights of the art industry.

2 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Yes
No

What is included in the membership?

Membership includes access to 15+ classes taught by the worldโ€™s best artists with new classes being added as they are released.

Each class includes 10-20 video lessons that are 10 minutes long on average. Most classes include exercise sheets, assignments and layered PSD or PNG files.

Some classes include the ability to chat with the instructor in a public forum, e.g., if you want feedback on your artwork.

4 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Yes
No

Are these online or offline courses?

21 Draw courses are on-demand (pre-recorded) video tutorials that you can watch online with any digital devices anytime and for an unlimited number of times! This means you can easily watch (and rewatch) them at your own pace and convenience.

4 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Yes
No

Can a beginner follow along?

We have classes for all levels, even for those with zero drawing experience. In general, artists at all levels can benefit from these coursesโ€”whether beginner, intermediate or advanced.

3 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Yes
No

Do the courses teach digital or traditional art?

Many lessons in our courses apply to both digital and traditional art. In a few tutorials digital drawing software, e.g. Photoshop or Procreate for iPad. But for the majority of lessons it is more about the underlying concepts.

3 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Yes
No

Can I download the course videos?

You can download the course resources (exercise sheets, assignments, PSD files, etc.) from the site, but you cannot download the video lessons to your computer.

4 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Yes
No

How much does a membership cost?

Normally it costs $199/year. However, there is a special sale running now for a limited time: Save 70%! This means you can get an annual membership for just $59 USD/year.

Also available is a monthly membership at $9.99 USD/month.

Both memberships can easily be cancelled at any time in your Profile section.

Both memberships provide unlimited access to all 21 Draw courses and new courses as they are released. All courses can be watched on any device and most include downloadable exercise sheets, assignments, layered PSDs or PNGs.

4 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Yes
No

How does the 30-day guarantee work?

If for any reason at all you are unhappy with our courses or feel it isnโ€™t what you are looking forโ€”then just fill out this form or email us at [email protected]. Weโ€™ll be more than happy to give you a full refund within 30 days of your first purchase. No questions asked. No excuses. Just a guarantee you can trust.

3 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Yes
No

How do I cancel my membership?

You can easily cancel your membership renewal on your Profile page. Follow the prompts to cancel (Billing > Change Plan > Cancel Membership) and your membership will immediately be terminated. Please note: Refunds ONLY possible within 30 days after date of purchase.

If you have more questions, please check out our Knowledge base or write to us here. Weโ€™re happy to assist in any way we can!

4 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Yes
No

More from 21 Draw

4.4
(837)
beginner
16,539 students
9 video lessons 9+ hours
7 exercises Reference images
English English [Auto-Generated]
4.4
(837)
beginner
16,539 students
4.4
(837)
beginner
16,539 students

Anatomy & Gesture

4.6
(878)
intermediate
8,972 students
6 video lessons 62 min
Procreate for iPad
Work-in-Progress images
Final Artwork
English English [Auto-Generated]
Procreate for iPad
4.6
(878)
intermediate
8,972 students

How to Draw a Cartoon Character

new
5
(20)
beginner
2,375 students
56 video lessons 2h 22 min
Image files for each step of the illustration process (JPG)
7 assignments
No prior experience with Procreate required
1 Practice file of the character sketch (PSD)
English English [Auto-Generated]
Cheat sheets and handy guides (PDF)

Beginner’s Guide to Digital Drawing in Procreate

new
5
(3)
intermediate
3,233 students
22 video lessons 3+ hours
8 homework assignments
English English [Auto-Generated]
5
(3)
intermediate
3,233 students
5
(3)
intermediate
3,233 students

Character Driven Illustrations

4.3
(267)
intermediate
13,833 students
Compare indv. approaches to same brief
22 video lessons 8+ hours
English English [Auto-Generated]

Environment Design

4.5
(518)
intermediate
11,273 students
7 video lessons 4+ hours
7 task exercises
English English [Auto-Generated]
4.5
(518)
intermediate
11,273 students

Character Design

4.9
(446)
intermediate
4,819 students
8 video lessons 51 min
7 dramatic light example pictures (JPG)
1 practice character PSD with sample lighting layers
1 assignment
English English [Auto-Generated]
4.9
(446)
intermediate
4,819 students

Lighting + Shading: Make your Art Shine!

new
5
(2)
beginner
2,375 students
5
(2)
beginner
2,375 students
5
(2)
beginner
2,375 students
5
(2)
beginner
2,375 students
5
(2)
beginner
2,375 students

Social Media for Artists

free
4.2
(1,186)
beginner
18,725 students
1 video lesson 50 min
English English [Auto-Generated]
4.2
(1,186)
beginner
18,725 students

Character Design from a Brief: The Male Superhero

4.8
(337)
beginner
10,419 students
19 video lessons 6+ hours
4 task exercises
English English [Auto-Generated]
4.8
(337)
beginner
10,419 students
4.8
(337)
beginner
10,419 students
4.8
(337)
beginner
10,419 students
4.8
(337)
beginner
10,419 students

Creature Design

new
5
(5)
beginner
2,307 students
26 video lessons 2+ hours
1 assignment PSD with layers + PNGs
English English [Auto-Generated]
5
(5)
beginner
2,307 students
5
(5)
beginner
2,307 students
5
(5)
beginner
2,307 students
5
(5)
beginner
2,307 students

How to Bring Your Characters to Life

new
5
(20)
beginner
2,362 students
19 video lessons 3+ hours
Reading List of Recommended Books on Art (PDF)
English English [Auto-Generated]
5
(20)
beginner
2,362 students
5
(20)
beginner
2,362 students
5
(20)
beginner
2,362 students
5
(20)
beginner
2,362 students
5
(20)
beginner
2,362 students
5
(20)
beginner
2,362 students
5
(20)
beginner
2,362 students
5
(20)
beginner
2,362 students

Fundamentals of Drawing

new
4.6
(12)
intermediate
2,389 students
6 video lessons 2+ hours
English English [Auto-Generated]
4.6
(12)
intermediate
2,389 students
4.6
(12)
intermediate
2,389 students
4.6
(12)
intermediate
2,389 students
4.6
(12)
intermediate
2,389 students

Fundamentals of Character Design

new
4
(4)
beginner
2,099 students
15 video lessons 4+ hours
4 exercises
1 PSD (Male anatomy)
1 downloadable paint brush
4
(4)
beginner
2,099 students
4
(4)
beginner
2,099 students
4
(4)
beginner
2,099 students

Stylized Figure Drawing (English subtitles)

new
5
(2)
beginner
2,327 students
7 video lessons 55 min
7 homework assignments
Supplementary images & visual guides/infographics (JPG)
Cheat sheets & handy reference files (PDF)
English English [Auto-Generated]

Drawing Female Characters

About 21 Draw

21 Draw offers online courses and books on how to be a better artist for students of all skill levels. Our contributing artists and instructors are the best in the world.
Explore Courses & Books
Cyber Monday Sale Save 75% on our Masterclass annual membership. Get started Gift
Choose your language
English
Franรงais
ร—