Post-Apocalyptic Hero Character Development in Photoshop

No matter what type of project you are working on, whether it be a game or a film, one of the most important processes you will work on is designing what the hero of your story looks like. Software required: Photoshop CC v14.2.1.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 15, 2014
Duration
1h 53m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 15, 2014
Duration
1h 53m
Description

No matter what type of project you are working on, whether it be a game or a film, one of the most important processes you will work on is designing what the hero of your story looks like. This character is the centerpiece of the project and one that you will likely need to create a massive amount of artwork around to determine exactly what they look like. In this course, you'll be able to follow along as we start out sketching our character. You'll learn how to start out roughly sketching things like poses and even possible wardrobe options based on the story outlined for the character. After walking through a few possible rough sketches, we'll focus on redrawing one that we settle on and doing what's known as a turnaround of the character. Next, we'll focus on the head and hair and learn how we can quickly create some different ideas for the look of the character. To wrap things up, you'll learn how we can take one of our poses and set it up while painting so that we can quickly create some different color options for the clothing. After going through this course, you will have learned some things that you can begin to apply as you seek to develop your own character concepts. Software required: Photoshop CC v14.2.1.

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, I'm Eddy with Digital-Tutors. In this series of tutorials, we'll walk through the process of creating several pieces of artwork centered around the visual development of a post-apocalyptic hero character. No matter what type of project you're working on, whether it be a game or a film, one of the most important processes you'll work on is designing what the hero of your story looks like. This character is the centerpiece of the project and one that you'll likely need to create a massive amount of artwork around to determine exactly what they look like. In this course, you'll be able to follow along as we start out sketching our character. You'll learn how to start out roughly sketching things like poses and even possible wardrobe options based on the story outlined for the character. After walking through a few possible rough sketches, we'll focus on redrawing one that we settle on and doing what's known as a turnaround of the character. Next we'll focus on the head and the hair and learn how we can quickly create some different ideas for the look of the character. To wrap things up, you'll learn how we can take one of our poses and set it up while painting so that we can quickly create some different color options for the clothing. After going through this course, you'll have learned some things that you can begin to apply as you seek to develop your own character concepts, so let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson.