Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction
    • Vanessa's Introduction
  • 2
    Resources
    • Course Syllabus
    • Course Forum
    • Workshop Calendar
    • Downloadable Files (Includes Assignments)
  • 3
    Module 1: BIRTHING A CHARACTER
    • Intro
    • Lesson 1: How to Birth a Character
    • Lesson 2: Vanessa's Character, Sketch Book, and Supplies
    • Lesson 3: Drawing Demos - Character Model Demo
    • Assignment
  • 4
    Module 2: WHAT AND WHO YOUR CHARACTER IS
    • Intro
    • Lesson 1: Who Is Your Character?
    • Lesson 2: How To Draw Character Expressions
    • Lesson 3: Drawing Demos - How To Draw The Body
    • Assignment
  • 5
    Implementation Week
    • Milestone #1
  • 6
    Module 3: MAKE YOUR CHARACTER STAND OUT - DRESSING & ACCESSORIZING
    • Intro
    • Lesson 1: What Does Your Character Wear?
    • Lesson 2: Drawing Demos
    • Lesson 3: Dress Your Character Demo
    • Assignment
  • 7
    Module 4: CHARACTER CONSISTENCY
    • Intro
    • Lesson 1: How to Draw Your Character with Consistency
    • Lesson 2: Light Box Demo
    • Assignment
  • 8
    Implementation Week
    • Milestone #2
  • 9
    Module 5: MOVEMENT & ACTION
    • Intro
    • Lesson 1: The Wooden Model
    • Lesson 2: Using Minimal Strokes
    • Lesson 3: Mood Boards
    • Assignment
  • 10
    Module 6: MAKE YOUR CHARACTER SHINE
    • Intro
    • Lesson 1: Color and Research
    • Lesson 2: Textures & Details
    • Lesson 3: Finishing Artwork
    • Assignment
  • 11
    Implementation Week
    • Milestone #3