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The Power of Female Characters- Developing​,​ Drawing & Painting

##This course will demonstrate how to think and develop the creation of female characters as a language and strong subject. One of the goals of this course is to incentivize and inspire the artist to exercise the freedom of the imaginative approach mixed with the realistic concepts of drawing and painting. Your female characters must be more than a template of the female body structure. It must tell a story by itself. Her personality, mission, attitude, and emotions must be part of her figure and be able to capture the audience's attention. This connection must be strong and it is entirely developed by its artist/creator. Stage 1 - Ideas/Inspiration sources - References and Sketchbook - Geometric Shapes - Composition/layouts/silhouettes Assignment: Creation of 8 different layouts Stage 2 - Anatomy - Facial expressions - Character's personality ( attitude ) - Interaction with the viewer and other elements Assignment: Creation of 5 different designs based on a suggested theme including the character's different facial expressions. Stage 3 - From sketch to the line art - Painting 1 ( flat local colors) - Lighting - Painting 2 ( rendering ) Assignment: Applying the lines, lighting, and colors on one of the five layouts created in week 2. Stage 4 - Creating textures( skin, hair, fur, etc). - Creating your own special brushes - Elements of Backgrounds and Environment. - Special suggestions for practicing This course approaches traditional and/or digital media environments, according to the student's preference. For digital media: We recommended Clip Studio Paint or Photoshop. However, it can be suitable for most software dedicated to digital painting. For traditional media: Graphite pencils, erasers, a sketchbook, watercolor colored pencils, and markers. Each week the student will receive: - 1 Video demonstration/lecture - 1 Email with review/paint over and etc - 1 Meeting online ( 1 hour ) - 1 Assignment


  • CategoryPrivate course


  • Concept Art
  • Animation
  • VFX
  • Directing
  • VR / AR
  • Matte Painting
  • 3D
  • Sketching
  • Illustration
  • Traditional Painting
  • Character Design
  • Semi Realistic Cartoon
  • Business side of Art
  • Comic Art

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Chinese
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Other

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