Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 9, 2013
Duration
2h 0m
Description

By strengthening your understanding of expressions, you can breathe a lot of personality and emotion into your own characters. You can convey what they are feeling and how they might be reacting to other characters and situations. In this course, we'll focus on drawing six common expressions. For each type of expression we'll start off by exploring how we can draw it on a human character. Following this, we'll spend some time drawing the same expression on non-human characters and explore how we can push other attributes of this character to get the most out of each expression. By gaining an understanding of how to draw these common expressions, you'll be able to create more interesting and engaging expressions for your own characters, in addition to exploring many other expressions with more creative confidence. Software required: Photoshop CC v. 14.0.1.

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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi I'm Kurt with Digital Tutors, welcome to this course where we'll focus on drawing expressions for characters. By strengthening your understanding of expressions you can breathe a lot of personality and emotion into your own characters. You can convey what they are feeling and how they might be reacting to other characters and situations. In this course we'll focus on drawing six common expressions, for each type of expression we'll start off by exploring how we can draw it on a human character. Following this we'll spend some time drawing the same expression on a nonhuman character and explore how we can push other attributes of this character to get the most out of each expression. By gaining an understanding of how to draw these common expressions you'll be able to create more interesting and engaging expressions for your own characters, in addition to exploring many other expressions with more creative confidence. So with that we'll get started in our next lesson.