Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 1, 2012
Duration
1h 40m
Your 10-day individual free trial includes:

Expanded library

This course and over 7,000+ additional courses from our full course library.

Hands-on library

Practice and apply knowledge faster in real-world scenarios with projects and interactive courses.
*Available on Premium only
Description

Welcome to this series of tutorials We will begin this process by discussing what an avatar is and how it can represent a user in a digital form. We'll also examine the photo that we'll be referencing and explore sketching a caricature based off this photo to be used as our avatar. From there, we'll begin fleshing out our avatar's base facial expression by adding line work and blocking in colors and values. Finally, we'll learn how we can create an additional expression for our avatar by using most of the information contained within our initial expression. Throughout this course we will be focusing on how the different aspects of our avatar read visually when shrunken down. Software Required: Photoshop CS6

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

More from the author
Animating a Water Splash in Harmony
Advanced
1h 14m
Dec 30, 2015
More courses by Kurt Jones
Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Kurt with Digital-Tutors. Welcome to this series of lessons focusing on creating a 2D avatar based on a photo reference. We will begin this process by discussing what an avatar is and how it can represent a user in a digital form. We'll also examine the photo that we will be referencing and explore sketching a caricature based off of this photo to be used as our avatar. From there, we'll begin fleshing out our avatar's base facial expression by adding line work and blocking in colors and values. Finally, we'll learn how we can create an additional expression for our avatar by using most of the information contained within our initial expression. Throughout this course, we will be focusing on how the different aspects of our avatar read visually when shrunken down. By utilizing the steps of this process, you will be able to create your own 2D avatar with additional expressions, whether it's based off of a photo or entirely made up. So let's go ahead and get started in our next lesson.