Intro to Character Sketching: Heads

dates: 11 / 21 / 2022 - 12 / 19 / 2022

Learn to capture the likeness and personality of your reference and design dynamic character concepts.

In this class, you will learn:
  • How characters can help tell a story
  • Using shapes to acheive a likeness
  • T-Shape: Placement and relationship of facial features
  • How to create unique and dynamic character concepts


In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of drawing dynamic and expressive characters.You will also learn the basics of visual storytelling as it relates to character design. In week 1, we will cover what makes for a great character sketch and how your drawings are a means of exploring the character and telling a story to your audience. This lesson will also cover materials and sketchbooking techniques. Week 2 will go over the major shape decisions in sketching character heads and making shape decisions to achieve a likeness. In week 3, we will draw features and hair applying the principles of shape hierarchy, overlap, and rhythm. In week 4, we will explore how to contrast pairs and groups of characters to create unique and dynamic character concepts. Week 5 will be a demonstration of character drawings that combine all of the principles covered in the first 4 weeks.

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