Capturing the appeal of any character than connects with an audience can be a real challenge especially when it comes to animals. In this tutorial we will reference a variety of animal images and explore how we can sketch appealing characters based on them. We'll begin each project by blocking out the form of the animal with simple shapes that will support their personality. Along the way we'll be considering various factors that can help develop appealing qualities of a character. Which each character we'll discover how we can exaggerate and humanize certain attributes that can connect and relate with an audience. After watching this training you'll be inspired to think differently about creatively designing your own animal characters with appeal. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.0.
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.