In this tutorial, we will learn about a workflow that can be used to design stylized female characters with Photoshop CS5. We'll get started by learning about a few things that should be considered for every character we design. Here we will discuss the importance of things like character intent, character back story, as well as references. Once our direction has been established, we'll jump in and spend some time doing concept sketches. After our initial character design has been settled upon, we will move on and begin exploring our character by rendering them in different poses. To wrap the tutorial up, we'll learn about techniques that can be used to create inked line-work as well as cell shaded color for our character. After completing this tutorial, you'll be familiar with a workflow that can be used to develop stylized characters in Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop CS5.
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.