Illustration: Design Victorian Era Characters

Put on your best clothes and attend this new Tutpad course, where you'll learn how to prepare your costumes for a true Victorian-era ball. Stop rummaging in the wardrobe and enjoy this journey through costume design and illustration. Are you ready?

About this course

In this illustration course, we're going to learn how to depict an era of the past by means of costume design. In my case, I've chosen the Victorian era, so my references will be based on styles and trends of the 19th century. I'll teach you how to make a detailed study with references: photos, illustrations and the work of other artists. It will be a good way to get inspired.

What project are we going to develop?

We'll create different sketches to analyze the costumes, hairstyles and all the details that defined the fashion of that era. This way, we'll be able to do our final project: developing our own Victorian-era character. We'll apply many Photoshop effects to them so that we can achieve the esthetics we want.

What you'll learn

  • Study references from a specific era
  • Develop sketches based on a given esthetic
  • Design hairstyles and costumes inspired by the 19th century
  • Choose a composition
  • Create complex designs with symmetry
  • Apply textures and give your personal touch

Who is this course for? Requirements

This course is for everyone who wants to know more about illustration and wishes to develop their own concept based on a historic era. You'll need the following:

  • Graphics tablet
  • Digital drawing software, preferably Photoshop
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Course Details

Intermediate level 57m 11 lessons 119 users


Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop


Carlota Martinez-Pantoja Bernal
Carlota Martinez-Pantoja Bernal
Carlota Martinez-Pantoja Bernal Teacher

Carlota MPB, MONKEYBARK, illustrator. A fan of Disney Studios and Cartoon Network, she studied illustration for two years at the San Telmo School of Art in Málaga, Spain. Before that, she started to learn how to draw of her own accord to try and follow her childhood dream of becoming an artist and specializing in character design. Although, she delves into other areas too, like concept art and animation, having recently collaborated in the latest video clip of the Spanish singer El Kanka.

To learn more, visit https://monkeybark.carbonmade.com/