Creating Rapid Character Concepts in SketchBook Pro

When it comes to generating rapid ideas for character concepts, many artists either get lost in the abundance of tools or end up spending more time than they should on a single concept. Software required: SketchBook Pro 6.1.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 24, 2013
Duration
1h 29m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 24, 2013
Duration
1h 29m
Description

When it comes to generating rapid ideas for character concepts, many artists either get lost in the abundance of tools or end up spending more time than they should on a single concept. With SketchBook Pro's simple intuitive interface, we can quickly create just the artwork we need to get an idea across for a character. In this tutorial, we will start by dropping in a some quick background values and then quickly move into creating a silhouette for our concept. From here we will begin to explore the possible shapes within that silhouette and then focus on discovering their forms and depth by adding some additional value. Next, we'll dive into color for our character and learn about a variety of brushes inside SketchBook Pro that can help us to achieve the look we desire. We'll wrap this tutorial up by adding a little bit of final polish and detail to our concept. After completing this training, you will have learned how to create quick character concepts inside of SketchBook Pro that can then be used as reference for a 3D model. Software required: SketchBook Pro 6.1.

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 Eddie with Digital-Tutors, an Autodesk Authorized Publisher. In this series of tutorials, we'll learn how to quickly create a variety of character concepts inside SketchBook Pro. When it comes to generating rapid ideas for character concepts, many artists either get bogged down by the abundance of tools, or end up spending more time than they should on a single concept. With SketchBook Pro's simple intuitive interface, we can quickly create just the artwork we need to get an idea across for a character. In this course, we'll start by dropping in some quick background values, but quickly move into creating a silhouette for our concept. From here, we'll begin to explore the possible shapes within that silhouette, and then focus on discovering their forms and depth by adding some additional value. Next we'll dive into color for our character and learn about a variety of brushes inside SketchBook Pro that can help us to achieve the look we desire. We'll wrap this course up by adding a little bit of final polish and detail to our concept. After completing this course, you'll have learned how to create quick character concepts inside of SketchBook Pro that can then be used as reference for a 3D model. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson.