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.
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.