Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 7, 2013
Duration
2h 31m
Description

We'll get started by exploring three very simple shapes and how they should play a role in every cartoon character we draw. We will start by breaking heads down into these three simple shapes and then move into creating body shapes. From here, we'll begin applying these shapes using three different characters. First, we'll design a cheerful Italian chef. When we are done there, we'll design a bone-headed cowboy sidekick. Finally, we'll create a creepy pirate captain. After completing this course, you'll be well equipped to begin designing highly appealing cartoon characters of your very own. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on Designing Appealing Cartoon Characters in Photoshop presented by Digital-Tutors. My name is Eddie and I'll be sharing with you some important things to keep in mind when designing your cartoon characters. We'll get started by exploring three very simple shapes and how they should play a role in every cartoon character that we draw. We'll start by breaking heads down into these three simple shapes, and then move into creating our bodies. From here, we'll begin to apply these shapes using three different characters. First we'll design a cheerful, Italian chef. When we're done there, we'll design a bone-headed, cowboy sidekick. And finally, we'll create a creepy, pirate captain. After completing this course, you'll be well-equipped to begin designing highly appealing cartoon characters of your very own. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson.