Taught by renowned artist and animator, Paris Christou
It's an anatomy course with a "trim" theme.Find Out More ›
Work with pre-conceived characters to better design their personalities.Find Out More ›
Follow along with pencil and paper, your iPad, or desktop design software.
CartoonSmart was the first training website to offer HD video. Seriously. Before YouTube was even founded, we realized screencasts needed to be way bigger than what others were offering. Nothing will replace books in the training spectrum, but sometimes you just want to put your feet up and watch someone else work. Since 2004, our customers haven't had to squint.
Your instructor uses the desktop version of Sketchbook Pro by Autodesk, but you can choose any illustration software you own. If you choose to use a sketching program for the iPad, two recommended apps are Sketchbook Pro for iPad and Art Studio for the iPad.
Disney and Pixar-trained artist, Paris Christou teaches this fantastic course on how to draw in elaborate detail. Paris is a full time animator, pin-up artist, children's story book illustrator, and has his own comic series for a nationally distributed newspaper in the UK.
Having pre-conceived characters and personalities to work with helps a character designer to start developing. So for this course the characters are based on a young teenage Hero who works back stage at a theatre who then finds out that the Villain, "a crazy magician" has enslaved many bunny rabbits to pull out of a hat in every magic show he performs. Paris takes all the imaginative information of each character and demonstrates the stages to design the Hero and the Villain.
This first series of videos teaches building a library of facial features...
The next two videos in the series focusing on head design for the Villain and Hero Characters. They'll touch on...
This final session teaches how to draw each character's body with a special video focusing on every illustrator's least favorite thing to draw: hands and feet. Paris won't let you slide by drawing your character posed with his hand's hidden in his pockets or behind his back. After that video, you'll get two more focusing on the body poses and outfits of the Villain and Hero, then a final wrap up discussing the completed Character Sheet.
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Illustrations from videos in the course.