Intro To Character Illustration

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Overview
Victoria Ying
Instructor

You’re about to make all your Disney character dreams come true! With this class, you’ll get to spend just under an hour with the uber talented Victoria Ying, who has created memorable characters for Disney and Pixar.

In Intro To Character Illustration, Victoria is going to teach you how to sketch and digitize your own character and use Adobe Photoshop to bring it to life. By the end of this class, you’ll have all the creative skills to design your very first illustrated character: A Hipster Cat.

AFTER TAKING THIS CLASS, YOU’LL KNOW HOW TO:

  • Sketch a whimsical character and give her a personality of her own
  • Transfer your drawings into Photoshop and prepare them for digital touchups
  • Add color, shadows and highlights to bring your character to life in Photoshop

STUDENT PERK: Get exclusive access to 15% off an Adobe Creative Cloud Membership. You'll be able to use ALL Adobe apps for just $42.49 per month. Access link is in the course downloads.

Need more inspo? Check out a few of Victoria's character designs below:

Adobe Photoshop is a registered trademark of Adobe, Inc. Neither the class offered, the instructors presenting the materials, nor Brit + Co are in any way affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Adobe, Inc.

Beginner
Skill Level
54 mins
Duration
Materials

All you need to take this class is a computer installed with Adobe Photoshop, a few supplies and the 6-page workbook created by Victoria (included in your class downloads!).

SUPPLIES NEEDED


CLASS WORKBOOK INCLUDES


  • Class Project Final Design (PSD file)
  • Character Sketch (For Reference)
  • 3D Shapes
  • Bonus Characters (For Reference)

GET ACCESS TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

Try Adobe Photoshop FREE for 7 days.

Intro To Character Illustration

Learn how to create whimsical characters from a Disney animator!
Instructor: Victoria Ying
Skill Level: Beginner
$39.00
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1. INTRODUCTION

Learn more about your instructor, Victoria, and what you’ll be learning in her class.
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2. SUPPLIES OVERVIEW

Victoria will go over the basic supplies you need to take her class.
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3. SKETCHING

In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of sketching a character and make a rough sketch of a hip kitty design.
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4. PREPARING TO PAINT

Learn how to transfer your sketch into Photoshop and prepare your document to add color.
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5. ADDING A SILHOUETTE

In this lesson, you'll learn how to fill in a silhouette of your character in Photoshop using the brush tool.
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6. ADDING FLAT COLOR

Next, you'll learn how to add color to your character's accessories and features.
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7. ADDING SHADOWS

In this lesson, Victoria will teach you how to add shadows to your character to bring it to life.
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8. ADDING HIGHLIGHTS

Next, you'll learn how to add highlights to your character.
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9. FINISHING TOUCHES

Almost done! Victoria will walk you through how to add the final touches, like glasses and a bow, to your character.
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10. SAVING YOUR CHARACTER

Now that your character is all done, learn how to save the final document to post to the web or print in this lesson.
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11. FINAL REMARKS

Learn all Victoria's tips and tricks to continue creating fun illustrated characters!
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  • Overview
  • Materials
  • Downloads
Overview
Victoria Ying
Instructor

You’re about to make all your Disney character dreams come true! With this class, you’ll get to spend just under an hour with the uber talented Victoria Ying, who has created memorable characters for Disney and Pixar.

In Intro To Character Illustration, Victoria is going to teach you how to sketch and digitize your own character and use Adobe Photoshop to bring it to life. By the end of this class, you’ll have all the creative skills to design your very first illustrated character: A Hipster Cat.

AFTER TAKING THIS CLASS, YOU’LL KNOW HOW TO:

  • Sketch a whimsical character and give her a personality of her own
  • Transfer your drawings into Photoshop and prepare them for digital touchups
  • Add color, shadows and highlights to bring your character to life in Photoshop

STUDENT PERK: Get exclusive access to 15% off an Adobe Creative Cloud Membership. You'll be able to use ALL Adobe apps for just $42.49 per month. Access link is in the course downloads.

Need more inspo? Check out a few of Victoria's character designs below:

Adobe Photoshop is a registered trademark of Adobe, Inc. Neither the class offered, the instructors presenting the materials, nor Brit + Co are in any way affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Adobe, Inc.

Beginner
Skill Level
54 mins
Duration
Materials

All you need to take this class is a computer installed with Adobe Photoshop, a few supplies and the 6-page workbook created by Victoria (included in your class downloads!).

SUPPLIES NEEDED


CLASS WORKBOOK INCLUDES


  • Class Project Final Design (PSD file)
  • Character Sketch (For Reference)
  • 3D Shapes
  • Bonus Characters (For Reference)

GET ACCESS TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

Try Adobe Photoshop FREE for 7 days.

Intro To Character Illustration

Learn how to create whimsical characters from a Disney animator!
Instructor: Victoria Ying
Skill Level: Beginner
$39.00
BUY NOW
  • Lessons
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1. INTRODUCTION

Learn more about your instructor, Victoria, and what you’ll be learning in her class.
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Now Playing

2. SUPPLIES OVERVIEW

Victoria will go over the basic supplies you need to take her class.
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Now Playing

3. SKETCHING

In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of sketching a character and make a rough sketch of a hip kitty design.
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Now Playing

4. PREPARING TO PAINT

Learn how to transfer your sketch into Photoshop and prepare your document to add color.
lock
Now Playing

5. ADDING A SILHOUETTE

In this lesson, you'll learn how to fill in a silhouette of your character in Photoshop using the brush tool.
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Now Playing

6. ADDING FLAT COLOR

Next, you'll learn how to add color to your character's accessories and features.
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Now Playing

7. ADDING SHADOWS

In this lesson, Victoria will teach you how to add shadows to your character to bring it to life.
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Now Playing

8. ADDING HIGHLIGHTS

Next, you'll learn how to add highlights to your character.
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9. FINISHING TOUCHES

Almost done! Victoria will walk you through how to add the final touches, like glasses and a bow, to your character.
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10. SAVING YOUR CHARACTER

Now that your character is all done, learn how to save the final document to post to the web or print in this lesson.
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11. FINAL REMARKS

Learn all Victoria's tips and tricks to continue creating fun illustrated characters!
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