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Posing for Character Design

with Jeffrey Cruz CHAMBA
3.6 (20)
Learn about posing and character design from CHAMBA! Ideal for intermediate and especially advanced users who want to up their game.
English Spanish [Auto], French [Auto], 1 more English
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7
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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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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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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 🙂

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Lesson Plan

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01

Introduction

21:04

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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.

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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.

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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.

2 years 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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Natalia

1 year 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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Ian

2 years ago

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Great!
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Mike L.

2 years ago

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

4 months ago

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Awesome instructor and amazing techniques used was very useful and great learning
I recommend it for Intermediate
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Astrid Y.

2 months ago

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I have been in other courses from this and others platforms I dreamed at videos didn't use too much highg speed in them because you lose a lot from the instruction you need and finally I could get it from this course. Althoug he doesn't let us see his brush and other tools in the screen he shows eve
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rything in real time and additionally explain. So I think this course really met all my expectations. I did loved it.
I recommend it for Intermediate
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Erika R.

1 month ago

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LOVED IT
I recommend it for Intermediate
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Brian

1 year 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
P_Crearts

4 months ago

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It was awesome to see three different types of shading and color work.
I recommend it for Intermediate
Ayasunflower 1.

2 months ago

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If you are into more anime/manga I think this course helps with coming up with character designing and coming up with different poses.
I recommend it for Intermediate
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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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