Shape Based Character Design in Photoshop

In this series of lessons we will focus on how we can draw simple shapes to establish a strong and effective character design. Software required: Photoshop CS6.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 1, 2013
Duration
1h 11m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 1, 2013
Duration
1h 11m
Description

In this series of lessons we will focus on how we can draw simple shapes to establish a strong and effective character design. We'll begin this process by learning how we can use different types of shapes to block in an overall structure for our character's pose. We will discuss how choosing the appropriate types of shapes are important depending on the type of character you are going for. From there, we'll sketch the character's form over our shapes followed by applying additional facial and body details and learn how they can be applied based on the shapes that make up our character. As we'll see using shapes to block out different aspects of a character design can prove incredibly useful. After watching this course, you'll be able to use this shape based approach successfully on your own character designs. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

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
Hello, I'm Curt with digital-tutors. In this series of lessons, we'll focus on how we can draw simple shapes to establish a strong and effective character design. We'll begin this process by learning how we can use different types of shapes to block in an overall structure for our character's pose. We'll discuss how choosing the appropriate types of shapes are important depending on the type of character you're going for. From there we'll sketch the character's form over our shapes followed by applying additional facial and body details and learn how they can be applied based on the shapes that make up our character. As we'll see, using shapes to block out different aspects of a character design can prove incredibly useful. After watching this course, you'll be able to use this shape based approach successfully on your own character designs. So with that we'll get started in our next lesson.