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Digital Character Design Creations

Digital Character Design
908 students enrolled
How to design your own characters
Coming up with ideas for character creations
Quickly create thumbnails
Create character sheets
Create expression sheets
Action sheets
Character illustrations
Reference points
Colour and embellishment
American art style vs anime style

Tap into an imaginative new career in character design

We’re delighted to be able to offer our most comprehensive character design course. 100% online, our curriculum provides clear and straight – methods for creating your dream characters.


Character design is a fun and flourishing skill and can forge a lifetime career. The ability to create a character and then bring it to life through personality and circumstances is in high demand in an age where strong content is vital for successful advertising and promotion. Aimed at beginners, our unique online course will teach you the principles and technical expertise necessary to tap into this high-income market.


The course


During the three modules of this course, you’ll learn to create original and captivating characters through the process of drawing and design in the digital software called Procreate. Although you can easily translate what is taught over to the traditional method or with any other digital creative tool you have.


What you’ll learn:

During this first module, you’ll learn the basics of character design including:

Module 1 – Drawing


• Lines

• Shapes

• Structure

• Anatomy

• Features

• Animals

Having mastered the basics, this second module will show you how to refine your character using:

Module 2 – Design


• Silhouette

• Reference points

• American style vs Anime style

• Colour

• Embellishment


This module features exercises to help you perfect your design.


Our final module will show you how to make your character leap off the page and will cover:

Module 3 – Portfolio


•Turn arounds

• Expression sheets

• Action sheets

• Character illustrations

• Summaries

Learning outcomes


On completion of our course you will have:


• A clear understanding of the principles of character design

• Acquired the technical skills needed to create captivating characters

• Acquired visual communication skills

• Developed the ability to place your character in different settings and situations


What you’ll need:


An up to date web browser

An up to date version of Java

Strong internet connection


Who is this course for?


Anyone who has a keen interest in character design in 2-D. This is aimed at both beginners and intermediates.

  • Students ready to learn and work hard
  • Students wanting to add a new skill to their digital art tool belt
  • Student looking to learn how to design characters



  • Some basic drawing skills
  • At some point, you will need to have access to some art software.
  • A drawing tablet is very helpful at some point you need one.
  • Paper and art pencils


The duration of this course is: 5 hours and 26 minutes




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