We LOVE DIYs — everything from cutting boards and coasters to accessories and jewelry. Sometimes, though, 2D creations can spark just as much joy as 3D pieces. Maybe you like lettering… or maybe you like (or someone you know likes) drawing. Whatever your interests, we’ve got you covered in our CLASSES SECTION. If cartoons and characters tickle your fancy, head on over there and sign up for our INTRO TO CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION class.


In this class, you’ll learn how to sketch out a character and use Photoshop to breathe life into it. At the end of this class, you’ll have all the skills you need to design your very first fully illustrated character!

Here’s what you need:

  • SKETCHING PAPER: “A general purpose, medium weight sketch paper intended for technique practices or quick studies with any dry media. This package contains one 12 x 9-inch side spiral-bound sketch book with 100 sheets of 60-pound acid-free, lightly textured paper.”
  • Pencil
  • iPad OR WACOM TABLET (Optional): “Draw, paint, and edit with an easy-to-use pen tablet. It’s a full range of art supplies all in one tool. When you’re ready to create, Intuos Draw is the perfect place to start. Whatever your artistic ambitions, Intuos Draw can take you there. Find everything you need to get started in one package. Each Wacom quality pen tablet comes with a free creative package that includes downloadable creative software, services, and online tutorials too. And the simple setup means you’ll be creating in no time. The pressure sensitive pen, responsive tablet, and customizable Express Keys put a whole new digital toolbox at your fingertips. Intuos Draw brings the fun back to art. Chances are, you’ll find yourself inspired. Your new creative world is waiting.”
  • ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: Need access to this program? Brit + Co students get exclusive perks, like 20 percent off of a Creative Cloud Photography Membership. Woot!

If you don’t have anyone to gift the class to or if you do but you also want to snag it for yourself, go ahead — we won’t tell ;) Once you purchase one of our ONLINE CLASSES, it’s yours for keeps. No expiration or “best by” dates!

Show us your masterpieces by tagging us on Instagram and using the hashtag #iamcreative.

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