- Character Design
- Body Works
- Draw a Circus of Line & Gesture – Design a Picture Book Character from Start to Finish
Draw a Circus of Line & Gesture – Design a Picture Book Character from Start to Finish
Learn how to design and draw a picture book character from start to finish. Learn how to transform ideas and lists into a character map, then draw your character in multiple poses using line and gesture.
Try your hand at 8 different illustration techniques and styles. Comprehensive instructions, printouts and a BONUS video showing how to transform your illustrations into a personalised gift card.
Duration: 1hr 31mins
Learn how to draw the head from every angle, drawing the basic structure then adding in more detail. Draw the front and side view of your character, then draw the head rotating.
Learn the basics in face proportion while drawing a self-portrait. Face shape, size and placement of the eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth and ears. Create a framework for your face, adjusting features, adding hair and accessories to create true likeness of you.
Learn how to draw a series of the round, square, rectangular, down-turned, leaf and almond shaped eyes. Explore the shape, size and placement of the eyes on the face and see how this can dramatically change the look of your character.
Learn what an illustrator needs to consider before starting work on a picture book. From thumbnail sketches, character design, storyboarding to the final artwork, I use my published titles to visually explain the process that I use to develop illustrations for a story.
A time-line of cotton-tail characters, styles and techniques will inspire your animal-like, human-like and toy-like bunny illustrations.
Learn how to draw your characters head from every angle, while creating valuable reference for any picture book project. See how to layer-in facial expression to bring your character to life.
Design a set of circus inspired characters. This class will guide you through every aspect of drawing a set of characters learning the basics in body proportion and shape.