Illustration: Design Your Own Aliens

Do you think your illustrations are from outer space? Are you one that thinks 'The truth is out there'? Bring your illustration skills to the moon guided by Carlota and learn everything you need to create your own space creatures. Are you ready to take your skills to infinity and beyond?

About this course

This course focuses in character design and concept art beyond other worlds. We'll create new species based in the ones here on Earth and for this, we'll treat the different alien concepts we can find in animation and movies through their personalities, from the unknown and evil concept to the kind and good.

What project are we going to develop?

What we'll develop in this project will be a series of alien races inspired in a combination of random animals chosen from our planet species which will have to be adapted to the qualities in the plantes we create for them.

What you'll learn

  • Develop creativity based in the provided resources.
  • Create a character development adapted to the required illustration.
  • Create our own and unique species.
  • Character design applied to concept art

Who's this course for? Requirements

This course is intended to those who want to improve creativity when expanding their imaginative world, which we'll use to develop different characters that we don't have as a reference. If you've ever been interested in SciFi, think about enrolling on this course from outer space in which I'll explain my method in the process of developing and creating an alien character. For this, you'll need:

  • Graphics tablet
  • Notepad
  • Digital drawing program, like Photoshop or similar
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Course Details

Beginner level 44m 7 lessons 273 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/