Dynamic Character Illustration Thomas Rohlfs
Dynamic Character Illustration Thomas Rohlfs : Learn professional drawing and coloring techniques for creating animated characters full of movement.
Using simple lines and shapes, character illustration is a skill that is attainable to just about anyone. No matter what inspires you, illustrator Thomas Rohlfs will show you how to bring it to life using basic figures, bold lines, and minimal color palettes.
In this course, learn how to bring characters to life using digital illustration and Photoshop. Discover Thomas’s professional techniques for sketching, coloring, and finishing original characters that seem to jump right off the page. Are you ready to refine your technique and start creating characters that showcase your unique illustration style?
Start the course by meeting Thomas and learning about his artistic career. Take a look at some of his recent work and explore his top creative influences, both illustrators and otherwise. Then get a quick introduction to the course content before learning about your final project.
Thomas begins with some basic concepts for drawing movement and shows you some tricks for designing realistic characters that seem to come off the page, even in static poses. Using a light table and tracing paper, learn Thomas’ four essential drawing techniques: line of action, rhythm, weight, and silhouette.
Start designing and drawing your character. Learn how to research your character and use creative references for poses, clothing, and accessories. Sketch and render your character using the references, techniques, and methods that were explained earlier. Then, Thomas shows you how to create some basic backgrounds and environments.
Now it’s time to focus on fine tuning your illustration. Apply corrections and explore some alternative ways to develop your new character. Finally, get some tips on how to keep on improving your drawing skills with new projects and ideas.
What is this course’s project?
Illustrate your very own character in a dynamic pose, including its apparel and accessories, using Adobe Photoshop or a pencil and paper.
Who is it for?
This course is for anyone who would like to improve their illustration skills and draw more dynamic characters, either digitally or with a pencil and paper.
What you need
To take this course, you will need some basic knowledge of a digital drawing software like Adobe Photoshop. An understanding of human anatomy or character design is beneficial, but not necessary.
Regarding materials, you will need a computer with your preferred digital drawing software installed. Thomas will be using Photoshop and a drawing tablet (optional). This course can also be completed with pencil and a sketchpad.
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