Basics of Stylized Character Design

Illustrate People in Procreate

4.55 (42 reviews)
Graphic Design
2.5 hours
Jan 2022
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What you will learn

Basics of Stylized Character Design

How to draw heads, hair, and different hairstyles

How to draw male and female torso

How to draw arms and hands with a few hand gestures

How to draw the whole body


Learn to draw people and characters using simple shapes.

Drawing characters is always fun! It can add a lot of personality and stories to your illustrations. Character design is used in many art forms like every feature film, tv animation, video games, comic books, children's books as well as corporate visuals, and illustrations.

If you want to feel more comfortable drawing characters for your own or client projects, this class is for you.

In this class, I will take you through the journey of designing characters using simple shapes, so you get more confident and have a solid starting point when drawing characters for your illustrations.

We will be placing the characters in an interesting little story setting of a house which we could call “Humans of my neighborhood”, so it’s even more fun to practice drawing characters.

You will gain a solid skill for developing your character design style further. You will learn to draw:

  • Heads, hair, and different hairstyles

  • Male and female torso

  • Arms and hands with a few hand gestures

  • The whole body

I will also show you techniques of how you can take inspiration from references and you will learn how to simplify the real-life in your character design.

At the end of the class, you will have an illustration you could print out for your home, give to a family member, or take your design further and even use it in your portfolio if you create your own custom house illustration.

I will be using Procreate, but feel free to use any other drawing software or medium you prefer.

In addition, you will also get a bunch of freebies to practice:

  • House template illustration

  • Window and balcony frame templates

  • Color palette for the characters and the night scene

  • Mood boards with photo references for your characters

Let’s get started with expanding your horizons and drawing awesome characters!

See you in the class!


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Brushes Setup

Body Parts

Drawing Head
Drawing Male Hair
Drawing Female Hair
Drawing Torso & Arms
Drawing Hands
Drawing Legs & Feet
Character within a Composition

References & Exercise

Using References to Draw Characters
Character within a Composition
Characters Exaggeration

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts


May 23, 2022
I have a very hard time drawing people and this course has broke it down into simple shapes and very easy to learn how to draw people.
March 12, 2022
It is a good course for beginners, but in part 10 and 11, the perspective of the camera and point of view were awful and the picture of the iPad was blurry. I couldn't see anything in those parts ...
December 24, 2021
Although I had some great experience with illustrating, I never really draw character according to these rules. It's so great to learn about it. And it's very easy to follow the steps. I draw along all the way & i don't even have to pause it all the time. Thank you so much Iva Mikles !
December 20, 2021
Its so exciting to know all those things and the instructor Iva instruct the lessons so lovely! that's awesome.
December 10, 2021
I've never taken any professional art classes, but I've been wanting to creating some illustrations that were simple, and never knew how to really start. But this really helps because I love the idea of creating characters, and never knew how to do that without stopping. But this method really helps me get a lot of what is in my brain, into a sketch. This is awesome.
November 26, 2021
Very good teacher. I wish she would make an anatomy drawing course. I like that she is explaning things in an easy way.



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