Character Art School: Complete Character Drawing Course

Learn How to Draw People and Character Designs Professionally, Drawing for Animation, Comics, Cartoons, Games and More!

All Levels 4.3(33,024 Ratings) 157,693 Students enrolled
Created by Scott Harris Last updated 12/2019 English English
What will i learn?
  • How to Draw Characters Well
  • How to Draw Out of Your Head Fast
  • How to Draw in 3D
  • How to Draw Faces, Bodies and Hands
  • How to Draw like a Professional Artist
  • How to Draw Characters for Games, Films, Animation, Manga, Comics and More
  • Draw with Pencils and Paper or Digital Art Tools
  • Utilize the included 7GB of Free Art Resources

Curriculum for this course
115 Lectures 26:18:04
Introduction
3 Lectures 00:08:58
  • Introduction 00:04:02
  • Always Remember This One Thing 00:02:33
  • Let's Get Messy 00:02:23
  • Community and Updates 00:00:39
  • The Basic Structure of Art and Drawing 00:04:40
  • Breaking Down the Structure 00:10:07
  • See like An Artist 00:04:47
  • Skill vs. Emotion in Drawing 00:02:15
  • The Importance of Story in Drawing 00:03:46
  • Drawing with Believability and Drawing with Realism 00:01:44
  • Maturity As An Artist 00:05:40
  • Drawing Art Studies vs Drawing Art Creation 00:01:42
  • Drawing Imaginative Art 00:01:29
  • Module 1 Summary 00:11:44
  • Module 1 Assignments 00:00:37
  • Drawing Warmup and Penmanship 00:07:26
  • Drawing in 3D 00:11:45
  • Dynamic Drawing 00:11:46
  • Showing Depth in your Drawings 00:04:47
  • Asymmetry in Drawing 00:06:40
  • Drawing Line Weights 00:08:28
  • Drawing Thinly and Lightly 00:03:43
  • The Importance of Drawing Fast 00:03:26
  • Two Stage Drawing Workflow 00:11:24
  • What is Drawing Style? 00:07:00
  • How to Use References when Drawing 00:06:16
  • Developing Your Visual library for your Drawings 00:04:02
  • Drawing Theory Stacking 00:06:08
  • Module 2 Assignments 00:01:09
  • Introduction to Module 3 00:03:18
  • Drawing the Proportions of the Body 00:09:38
  • Drawing the Head - Drawing Head Proportions 00:06:30
  • Drawing the Head Proportions - Side View 00:03:33
  • Drawing Hands - Drawing the Hand Proportions 00:02:50
  • Dynamism in the Form 00:03:38
  • Drawing the Head and Neck Forms 00:15:13
  • Drawing the Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis Forms 00:13:50
  • Drawing the Arms and Legs Forms 00:10:28
  • Drawing the Hands Forms 00:12:25
  • Drawing the Forms of the Feet 00:07:38
  • Drawing the Forms of the Breasts 00:05:30
  • DEMO Putting the Forms Together 00:18:43
  • Drawing the Eyes | How to Draw Eyes 00:20:24
  • Drawing the Ears | How to Draw Ears 00:10:22
  • Drawing the Nose | How to Draw the Nose 00:07:37
  • Drawing the Mouth and Lips 00:11:41
  • DEMO Facial Features 00:15:46
  • Let's Talk About Anatomy 00:03:14
  • Module 3 Assignments 00:02:30 Module 3 Anatomy Study Plan 00:05:40 Anatomy Study Resources 00:00:02
  • What is Gesture? Gesture Drawing Fundamentals 00:10:28
  • Gesture's Core Foundation 00:14:49
  • Drawing Action in the Form 00:04:25
  • Important Drawing Lines 00:03:12
  • Drawing Axis and Assymetry 00:09:48
  • Basic Gesture Drawing 00:06:05
  • Intermediate Gesture Drawing 00:04:59
  • Advanced Gesture Drawing 00:16:18
  • Drawing Life Gestures 00:07:16
  • How to: Gesture Drawing Exercises 00:01:04
  • Module 4 Assignments 00:01:48
  • Drawing Workflow 1: Two Stage Workflow 00:10:25
  • Drawing Workflow 2: Multi-Stage Workflow 00:07:32
  • DEMO Multi-Stage Drawing Workflow 00:15:41
  • DEMO Realtime Drawing Workflow 02:20:56
  • Finding Your Ideal Drawing Workflow 00:04:25
  • Module 5 Assignments 00:01:07
  • Module 6 Introduction 00:01:35
  • The Center of Gravity when Drawing Characters 00:04:48
  • Asymmetry in Character Drawing 00:06:20
  • Squash and Stretch - Animation Concepts for Drawing 00:02:46
  • Drawing Action and Re-action 00:05:18
  • Gender and Age Differences when Drawing Characters 00:07:10
  • Character Drawing and Character Design Essentials 00:10:58
  • Focal Points when Drawing Characters 00:10:16
  • Drawing Unique Characters 00:04:52
  • Utilising Symbolism when Drawing Characters 00:03:03
  • Silhouette Value for Character Drawing 00:04:53
  • The Three Core Elements of Character Design 00:03:52
  • The 5 Core Elements of Drawing Good Character Compositions 00:26:03
  • Using All of Your Drawing Knowledge 00:02:41
  • Module 6 Assignments 00:01:20
  • Dynamics of the Face for Drawing 00:06:36
  • Keys to Expressing with the Eyes | Drawing Expressive Eyes 00:12:48
  • Keys to Expressing with the Eyebrows | Drawing Expressive Eyebrows 00:05:09
  • Keys to Expressing with the Mouth | Drawing Expressive Mouths 00:20:33
  • DEMO Drawing Facial Expressions and Drawing Emotions 00:26:10
  • Module 7 Assignments 00:01:08
  • Fundamentals of Drawing Hair 00:17:08
  • Basic Components of Drawing Hair 00:10:04
  • Drawing Basic Hair Shapes 00:20:14
  • DEMO Drawing Hair and Hairstyles 00:23:15
  • Drawing Clothing with Cloth Dynamics 00:32:35
  • Module 8 Assignments 00:01:00
  • Creating Clean Lines and Line Art for Finishing Drawings 00:17:10
  • Creating Rough Clean Lines and Line Art for Finishing Drawings 00:03:00
  • Character Page Composition when Drawing Characters 00:06:23
  • Final Assignment 00:00:57
  • Intro to Character Drawing Demos 00:01:04
  • DEMO Carmi Commentary and Drawing Timelapse 00:20:34
  • DEMO Carmi Full Demo Drawing 04:02:02
  • DEMO ChronoViper Commentary and Drawing Timelapse 00:30:41
  • DEMO ChronoViper Full Drawing Demo 03:25:46
  • DEMO Roderick Commentary and Drawing Timelapse 00:14:03
  • DEMO Roderick Real-time Drawing Demo 02:01:17
  • Conclusion to the Character Drawing Course 00:01:29
  • DEMO Asuka Full Drawing 00:38:01
  • DEMO XGirl Full Drawing 00:18:03
    Photoshop Keyboard Shortcut Guide 00:00:02 Photoshop Brushpack Download 00:00:02 Procreate Brushpack Download 00:00:02 Clip Studio Paint Brushpack Download 00:00:06 Paint Tool Sai Brush Settings 00:00:01 Kenji Basic Workflow Example 00:00:00
Requirements
  • Paper and Pencils or Digital Tools
  • Motivation to Learn!
  • A Desire to Draw Professionally
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Description

With over 6500 5-Star reviews, join thousands of Artists in training in the best Character Drawing Course in the world!

What is Character Art School?

Character Art School is a learn-anywhere video course where you learn how to draw professional characters for books, games, animation, manga, comics and more. I’ve hand-crafted the Character Art School: Complete Character Drawing course to be the only course you need to learn all the core fundamentals and advanced techniques to drawing and sketching characters well. If you’re an absolute beginner or you’re already at an intermediate level, the course will advance your current drawing ability to a professional level. The course is a comprehensive 10 module guided video course, where the only limit to your progression is your determination and engagement in the rewarding assignments.

Whether you want to draw character design concept art for films and games, illustrations, comics, manga, Disney style or other styles, this is the course you need to get you there.

I’ll teach you to draw without fear, and I’ll teach you to draw well - quickly.

Finally, Learn Character Drawing Well

Whether you’re a complete beginner, or intermediate at character drawing, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew. Seriously. Inspired by masters and built on the theory of giants, Character Drawing Academy is one of, if not the most comprehensive character drawing course out there. I’m so convinced of this, I’ll give you a no-questions asked refund if you’re not satisfied.

Clear, Easy to Understand Lessons

Crystal clear in fact. Learning character drawing and how to draw people effectively means having information presented in a logical and coherent way. The Character Academy Course is modular by design, easy to grasp, and allows you to learn in a well paced, structured way. Engage in the course chronologically, then revise each module at your leisure. Grasp concepts, such as how to draw lips, eyes, faces, and more, faster than you ever have before – there’s no fluff here.

Assignments that are Rewarding

Bridging the gap between theory and practice, each module’s assignments have been designed to both reinforce theory, and feel rewarding. I’ve taken the core of the theory, and purpose built each assignment to help you rapidly progress, and you’ll see the difference in your own work almost immediately. Art is about doing, so let’s get started- let’s draw something awesome!

What's Your Style?

Whether you want to learn Character Drawing to draw for games, comics, cartoons, manga, animation and more, this course has you covered. I'm not teaching you a 'method' or a 'way' to draw, I'm teaching you to be fundamentally good at drawing characters, whether you prefer traditional pencil drawing or draw digitally.

What are Students Saying about the Course?

"Probably the best art course I've ever taken -- online or in college. Wonderfully presented, it helped me correct mistakes I'd been making that were really holding my artwork back. I've seen phenomenal progress after 30 days practice of the course material. Highly recommended." 

Dan Rahmel ★★★★★

"Just a perfect 5 stars rating. It's really complete and filled with advice, theories and concrete examples. As he said, it's probably the last character drawing course you'll take. It's all I wanted. Thank you so much Scott Harris!" 

Mario ★★★★★

"Amazing course. I haven't even started drawing yet because I'm in awe of how simple the instructor makes even the most complicated techniques look. At last, drawing like a pro is within my grasp! I also like the fact that the instructor allows me to just watch the first time through without worrying about drawing until I'm familiar with the concepts. My next time through the course, I'll be prepared and more confident than ever to begin drawing. Even so, I've already used some of the concepts in this course for a sketch here and there when I feel inspired to draw, and I can tell worlds of difference between my former drawings and newer ones. Laid back instructor, but very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this course."

Eric Beaty ★★★★★

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  • 26:18:04 On demand videos
  • 115 Lessons
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