Learn to draw with renowned illustrator and animator, Paris Christou!
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Disney and Pixar-trained artist, Paris Christou teaches this stout-hearted course on how to draw in elaborate detail. Paris is a full time animator, pin-up artist, children’s story book illustrator, and has his own comic series for a nationally distributed newspaper in the UK.
The Macho Men and Overweight Characters Tutorial.
In this nine hour course Paris illustrates four characters (two heroes and two villains) to demonstrate the techniques he uses to create the initial design, then to convey motion and expression.
Paris illustrates using Sketchbook Pro, but you can follow along with any illustration program of your choice. Whether you prefer pixel or vector based programs (or simply pencil on paper), the concepts in this course transcend medium. Bottom-line this tutorial series is about creating incredible characters.
Learn to Draw like a Professional
Over 9 hours of illustration tutorials, broken into five amazing sessions…
The Faces – 90 Minutes
This first session focuses on designing the face. You’ll get an insight into the creation process of both the macho and overweight characters and gain an understanding of the head shape and features that are needed to develop your own characters.
The Library – 55 Minutes
Session two concentrates on building a library of facial features for your characters. You’ll learn how to create different eyes, eye shapes, noses, ears and mouths to convey the right feel for your soft-hearted or brutish creations.
Understanding the Bodies – 46 Minutes
In this session you’ll learn which body features to EXAGGERATE (< like that). You’ll gain an understanding of the basic shapes of the body and their features as they relate to macho men and overweight characters.
Poses in Motion – 4 Hours and 7 Minutes
This lengthy session will give you a comprehensive look at how to pose your characters. Most of the full body poses are drawn (in real-time) in this session, where you’ll learn how to take an animator’s approach to illustrating action-heavy poses.
Expressions – 2 Hours and 14 Minutes
This final session focuses on expressions of the face. Paris draws dozens of expressions and gives you his unique insight to capturing that perfect look. He will also teach you a lip-sync animation technique to help you develop your character’s expressions.