- 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.
Learn how to read and then draw the six basic emotions then, discover a wider spectrum of emotional possibilities and see how subtle tweaks to the eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth can transform your character’s mood.
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.
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.
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 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.
Explore and draw faces using nine different shapes. See how some shapes are more successful than others when trying to depict a specific age, gender or personality type.
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.
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.