Illustration: Design Fantasy Characters

Escape to your own fantasy world for a while by creating these three magical characters!

About this course

If you love everything fantasy, you'll love this course. We'll be drawing an elf, a goblin and a troll. Together, we'll go through the different types of bodies our characters can have and we'll create three magical creatures.

As a general rule, there are three body types we use when designing characters. On this course, I'll show you how to draw an elf with a strong or athletic body type, a goblin with a slim body and a larger bodied elf.

What project are we going to develop?

On this course you'll learn how to design you very own fantasy characters basing yourself on three basic anatomy structures. We'll take our designs to a detailed pencil phase and then we'll arrange them in a nice presentation. 

You'll learn:

  • The three basic anatomy types for drawing characters 
  • How to draw an elf
  • How to draw a goblin
  • How to draw a troll

Who's this course for?

This course is aimed at design students or enthusiasts who want to learn more about character design. 


  • Any design software or traditional drawing material
  • A Wacom Cintiq or any other graphic tablet (if using a software)
  • Pressure sensitivity (if using a software)
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Course Details

Beginner level 57m 6 lessons 282 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