Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 1, 2010
Duration
2h 48m
Description

In this series of lessons, we will be focusing on how to quickly generate character ideas based on an initial shape. We'll get started by examining each individual shape to see which character features could be associated with the different areas of the shape. Next we'll lay a foundation of quick, loose, pencil-like line work, flushing out some of the details of our character. During this phase, we will learn a variety of different ways to draw the features and forms that relate to a alien type characters. From there we will refine our line work with more confident inked lines. Finally we'll look at a quick method of applying color in the form of cell shading to our character concepts. Software required: Photoshop CS5.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is a content producer for Unity as well as a seasoned shading, texturing, lighting and rendering artist. He takes pride in helping creative professionals reach their learning goals.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on how to quickly generate character ideas based on an initial shape, presented by Digital-Tutors, an Adobe authorized training partner. My name is Eddie, and I'll be taking you through the process of generating five alien characters in Adobe Photoshop, using only a handful of basic shapes. We'll get started by examining each individual shape to see which character features could be associated with the different areas of the shape. Next, we'll lay a foundation of quick, loose, pencil-like line work, flushing out some of the details of our character. During this phase, we'll learn a variety of different ways to draw various features and forms that relate to an alien-type character. From there, we'll work on refining our linework with more confident, inked lines. Finally, we'll look at a quick method of applying color in the form of cell shading to our character concepts. After completing this course, you'll be better equipped to creatively pull character concepts out of a simple shape. So, let's go ahead and get started in our next lesson.