Character Design: Create a Character Turnaround

Don’t you just love all those amazing cartoons you see on TV? Well join us on this course and discover how to make a turnaround, one of the most important things when building a character.

About this course

We're going to illustrate a Space Pirate character turnaround in Adobe Photoshop. 

Learn the step by step process to create Luna, a Space Pirate character for an animated cartoon or your own personal portfolio. Follow the tutorial as it shows you how to illustrate a character from a rough concept sketch to a finished cleaned up design. 

What project are we going to develop?

On this course you'll learn how to create a set of character design turnarounds in Adobe Photoshop. Discover some useful tips on how to make clean, sharp lines using the pen tool and brush tool together. 

You will learn:

  • How to paint with the pen tool and brush tool
  • How to use assign hot keys to your actions
  • How to design a character for television or flash animation
  • How to illustrate different character poses - 3/4 pose, front, back and side 
  • How to clean up your character from rough sketches
  • How to color your character 

Who’s this course for? 

This course is for beginner-level Photoshop users that have a basic knowledge of the tools and functions. 


  • Adobe Photoshop 
  • Wacom Cintiq or any drawing tablet 
  • Pressure sensitivity 
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Course Details

Beginner level 59m 5 lessons 335 users


Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop


Sarita Kolhatkar
Sarita Kolhatkar
Sarita Kolhatkar Teacher

Sarita Kolhatkar is a concept artist and illustrator that has worked with such game studios as ArenaNet and Imaginary Games and with companies like Lufthansa Airlines, Mars Chocolates and many others. She has a BFA in Animation and Illustration, and over 4 years experience in the game industry. Her game experience also includes triple-A titles like Guild Wars 2 and mobile games like Afterland and Spooky Treats. She loves creating imaginative characters and environments and shares her knowledge and techniques through tutorials.

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