Throughout these lessons you will learn the process of creating and developing an original character, as well as learning my own approach to painting digitally. We will have a quick overview of the entire process, from designing, to initial sketches and turnarounds. As well, we'll learn how to quickly and effectively paint original characters. By the end of this tutorial, you will have learned how to use multiple design methods to ensure quick and successful creations. Software required: Photoshop CS5.
Introduction and Project Overview Hi everyone. My name is Lauren Nichols. I'm a Concept Artist and Illustrator, and I've been working in the industry for about four years within different aspects of entertainment, from video games to television. I've worked on titles such as Kinectimals, Zoo Tycoon, and Elite Dangerous. In this course we're going to learn to design, develop, and paint original characters in Photoshop. Some of the different skills we'll be learning is how to create original ideas and expanding on them, designing quickly and using time effectively, exploring different approaches to design stylization, sketching with both linework and color, blocking color, speak painting, and we'll be learning how to digitally paint a character from start to finish. Generally, just my approach to designing and painting, and the tips and tricks I have learned over the years. By the end of the training, you'll have learned how to produce quality designs and paintings for press, for work, or for the industry. I'm excited to work with the school teachers and share these techniques with you today. So let's get started with the first lesson.