Complete Character Design Megacourse: Beginner to Expert

Learn how to draw and design characters like a pro with this step-by-step course!

What you will learn

The principles of digital drawing

How to use and draw in different digital art softwares (Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint)

The principles of character design

The principles of shape language and basic anatomy

The principles of values

How sketch based on a reference

How to apply color theory and composition

How to draw figures

How to draw different types of character styles

How to create your own characters


Learn how to create great character designs!

Draw like a pro!

Have you ever wanted to design your own character? In the era of NFTs , DND, games, anime and media production, we see character designs on a daily basis. Maybe you want to improve your drawing skills and show them off on social media, or perhaps you want to fix the imperfections in characters you’ve already thought up. Whether you’re a casual artist or hoping to make a career out of it, character design isn’t only for the pros. You can create a fully rendered character with any tool you want, digital or not, you just need to know the fundamentals – and we’re here to teach you.

In this course, you’re going to learn everything about Character designing in Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint and newer developing tools such as Krita or Procreate. This course will cover Character design from a beginner’s perspective – from shape language and basic anatomy, to figure drawing, compositioning and color theory, and to the final export and upload. You’ll even learn how to create specific types of characters for media productions, and how to develop your own art-style.

Our instructors have years of experience not only in character design, but also in teaching, and the expertly-crafted syllabus is designed to be easy to follow and thorough. We’ve even included plenty of examples designed on-screen for you to study and have added lessons which include teaching a real student, covering diverse topics and making the course an interactive journey. That’s why this is the only character design course you’ll ever need to draw and design characters like a pro!

Start your designing journey today!

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Work professionally with different digital art softwares
  • Use advanced character drawing techniques
  • Create your own characters
  • Develop your own drawing style



Character Design Introduction
What is Character Design
Clip Studio Paint
Shape and Form
Drawing Exercise Pt. 1
Drawing Exercise Pt. 2
Drawing Exercise Pt. 3


Fundamentals (Explanation + Exercises)
Fundamental Values
Value Exercise: Objects
Value Exercise: Choosing Reference Pt. 1
Value Exercise: Choosing Reference Pt. 2
Value Exercise: Tinkering and Experimenting Pt. 1
Value Exercise: Tinkering and Experimenting Pt. 2
Value Exercise: Detailing
Color Theory and Assignment Sketching
Color Theory Exercise: Body Shading
Color Theory Exercise: Shading
Color Theory Exercise: Applying Tattoo
Color Theory Exercise: Making it Upload Ready

Creature Design

Finding Reference
Applying Reference
Sketch and Line
Clean Lining
Detail Blockout
Values and Detailing
More Detailing and Brush Use
Coloring and Variations


Fundamentals: Anatomy Shape Exercise
Figure Drawing Study
Anatomy and Values
Anatomy Exercise: Beginning
Anatomy Exercise: Construction and Weight
Anatomy Exercise: Artstyle Definition and LineArt Pt. 1
Anatomy Exercise: Artstyle Definition and LineArt Pt. 2
Anatomy Exercise: Metal Rendering
Anatomy Exercise: Artstyle Hair Detailing
Anatomy Exercise: Detailing
Anatomy Exercise: Making the Helmet
Anatomy Exercise: Hair Detailing
Anatomy Exercise: Adding Colors and Finalizing

Final Assignment

Shape Language Fundamentals and Final Assignment Brief
Concepting from Reference
Facial Expression
Adding Values and Colors
Final Touches
Last Words

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