Sketching characters is such a fun and enjoyable creative activity, but adding the element of color into the mix takes it to a whole new level!
Using the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil, I’ll share my process for sketching characters and show you how to cleanly apply base colors.
Then we’ll walk through different ways you can easily manipulate those base colors into endless combinations- creating gorgeous, harmonious color palettes.
After that, we’ll talk about the 5 lighting scenarios that work great for character illustrations and how you can refine your painting with background elements and textures.
With the skills gained from this class, you’ll be able to create colorful character designs for freelance work or simply for your personal enjoyment.
This class is offered on both Skillshare and Gumroad. (You'll get all the same class material, no matter which platform you choose!) Skillshare is a paid subscription service where you get access to ALL classes hosted on the site. There are more than 35,000 courses on Skillshare. (15 of which are mine!)
But you may want to simply download this class and run! In that case, downloading from my Gumroad store might be the right way to go for you. This class is available for a flat fee of $25.00 there.
What is Skillshare?
Skillshare is an awesome online learning community and it's one of my favorite places on the internet. It's like the Netflix of learning. When you join and become a premium member on Skillshare, you get instant access to all 35,000+ classes on the platform, including all of mine! You have access as long as you're a premium member! The class format is really fun because you get to engage with classmates and easily get one on one feedback with fellow students and me if you wish!
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HOW I BEGAN TEACHING
Ever since I was a little kid I would always have a sketchbook in hand- drawing everything from little fashion girls, to my cat, to celebrities...anything and everything! I had a passion for art and I was always encouraged by others to keep practicing. So I did!
Over the past decade, I've dedicated myself to serious study, attending more workshops and classes than I can count. I’ve studied with professionals, riffled through countless art books, studied the masters, and I've learned from my mistakes and successes through practice. And with all this study and practice, I’ve developed my skills and I’ve grown as an artist.
But I still remember how it felt in the beginning...
Struggling with my art, I remember telling my mom, "When I get this, I'm going to teach everyone how to do it!" The struggle was real! I would get so frustrated with myself in my art because I just couldn’t figure out how to make things look real, how to shade, how to blend, which colors to use where, how to paint someone’s likeness, etc! Because of this, I always knew I wanted to teach one day to help others through that struggle too.
I didn't get the opportunity to until a few years ago when I was approached by someone at Skillshare to make an art class. I was hesitant at first, but I gave it a shot. Fourteen classes later, you may be able to tell I have a new passion!
I absolutely love teaching. My approach to teaching is: there are no secret tricks that I will hide from you! If there is something that I have felt has pushed me forward in my art, then you can be sure it will be shared in class and explained to the best of my ability.
In my classes, I try to get into the mind of the beginner. I try to remember how I felt when I was first starting out and all the struggles that came along with learning new ideas. From there, I build upon the basics, so as a more intermediate or advanced artist, you should still feel right at home in class.
I believe beauty is found in simplicity, so often I try to share basic fundamentals and principles that I believe help us in making more beautiful art.
The exciting thing is, I know I'll never be finished learning. So there's so much more to come. I’m so excited to learn more about art! And when I do, you can be sure I’ll share what I learn with you on Skillshare and Gumroad! :)
Hoping to see you in class!