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Posing for Character Design

with Jeffrey Cruz CHAMBA
3.8 (10)
Learn about posing and character design from CHAMBA! Ideal for intermediate and especially advanced users who want to up their game.
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Intermediate to Advanced
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Jeffrey Cruz CHAMBA

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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.

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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 🙂

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What you’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
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Lesson Plan

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01

Introduction

21:04

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.

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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.

   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.

   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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Sajjad H.

1 year ago

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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❤️
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Mike L.

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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Great!
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Natalia

6 months ago

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Thank you! I loved the course! It was so helpful!
I recommend it for All levels
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Stefana I.

10 months ago

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Stefana I. didn't leave a written review
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Brian

5 months ago

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Super talented artist, with great examples of art. Teaching style was down to earth but a bit vague. All in all a good course.
I recommend it for All levels
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John A.

1 year ago

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The video should be much longer
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Richard L.

3 months ago

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Instead of posing, the focus of the course seems to be demonstrating the character design process and different styles that can be used. Jeffrey is a master at coming up with dynamic poses in his head, so the process itself is hard to explain. I was hoping to learn a bit more on what makes a pose st
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rong or effective, and less about the actual character designs themselves.
I recommend it for Intermediate
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David

1 year ago

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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.
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OLLIE M.

3 months ago

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i think is more something for begginers...

About the Instructor

Jeffrey Cruz CHAMBA
Comic book artist 1 course

Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz is a Melbourne-based comic book artist whose credits include: UDON’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.

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