Character Design: Create a Dark Fairytale Figure

Character Design: Create a Dark Fairytale Figure

Give a gothic twist to all your favorite classic tales with Sarita's tips!

About this course

How to digitally paint a stylized character design inspired by Snow White with a gothic twist. Learn the basic techniques on how to digitally paint a character from a thumbnail sketch to a finished color illustration in Adobe Photoshop. This process follows a simple technique of how to paint a finished character from a thumbnail sketch to finished design for your concept art and illustration portfolio, and can be used in games, tv and film.

What project are we going to develop?

In this video tutorial you will learn how to draw a character design from thumbnail sketches to a finished color character design by using simple brush strokes along with the dual brush tool and painting with shape dynamics. I will also show you how to use the pen tool to create clean edges for your character.

 In this class you will learn: how to draw out a finished character design in color using loose, quick and simple brush strokes, along with the pen tool for precision, how to do an underpainting, how to use Layer filters, how to paint with the brush tool, how to use the shape dynamics and dual brush settings, how to use hot keys to your actions and  how to paint quick concept ideas for tv, film and video games.

Who’s this course for?

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

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Course Details

Intermediate level 1h 9m 5 lessons 134 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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