Character Design: Create Elderly Figures

Join Guada on this course, where she'll show you how to draw an elderly shaman woman, by studying anatomy and facial features for older characters.

About this course

Drawing elderly characters can be a lot of fun, but they also have their own peculiarities! On this course, you'll learn to draw older looking characters in Adobe Photoshop, starting with a study of the facial features and the anatomy of an older person. 

What project are we going to develop?

We're going to design a character by going out of our comfort zone, as we'll be designing elderly men and women. You could then use your results for your own portfolio. 

You'll learn: 

  • A study of an older person's anatomy
  • A study of the facial features of an elderly person
  • How to sketch and ink the character
  • How to color and present the final result

Who's this course for?

This course is for anyone who has an interest in drawing or character design and who has a basic level in Adobe Photoshop. You could also use traditional materials for the course, instead of digital, and apply your own techniques. 


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

Beginner level 58m 4 lessons 114 users


Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop


Guadalupe Pinos Cañadilla
Guadalupe Pinos Cañadilla
Guadalupe Pinos Cañadilla Teacher

Guada Pinos is an ilustrator and concept artist who studied at ESDIP in Madrid, Spain. She currently works as a freelancer in indie video game development (Bytecore games) and as an illustrator. She loves to create different cool creatures and characters with a cartoon style. To see more check out: https://www.artstation.com/artist/gpinos

To learn more, visit https://www.artstation.com/artist/gpinos