Illustration: Develop Characters from Basic Shapes

Illustration: Develop Characters from Basic Shapes

Squares, circles, triangles or any shape you can imagine can help you create friendly characters like the ones in this course!

About this course

Have you ever tried to create a digital character from scratch? On this course I will show you the process I use to create all my characters, we'll go from the sketch process to the full digitally painted character. We'll use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to speed up our process.

The course is divided into different lessons that will show you how to approach each technique twice so you can fully understand the concepts behind each step.

What project are we going to develop?

On this course we'll create two cat characters, using both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. While I will be creating cats, you can feel free to sketch a different animal or type of character, the concepts here can be easily applied to any of your projects.

Each technique will be applied twice so you can reaffirm each concept without a problem.

Who’s this course for? Requirements

For this course you don't need any previous skills, all the concepts are explained in a basic way so you can easily follow along even if you have little experience.

We'll be using a tablet for this course, you can use a basic or a professional one.

We'll be using Illustrator and Photoshop CC but if you use a previous version there shouldn't be any major problems; while the layout may be different, the changes shouldn't impact the concepts behind each lesson. 

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Course Details

Beginner level 1h 6m 8 lessons 185 users


Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator


Maria Keller
Maria Keller
Maria Keller Teacher

Maria Keller is a Mexican freelance motion designer and illustrator working with companies around the world. Her clients include Slyce, SnipSnap, Kittyrama, Advanced Medical, United Inc. and many more. She enjoys working hand in hand with her clients to produce all kinds of creative results.

To learn more, visit http://www.mariakellerac.com/