Learn to draw with renowned illustrator and animator, Paris Christou!
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Paris Christou, professional instructor and YouTuber-extraordinaire, teaches this fantastic 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.
How to Draw Slim Male Characters
Having pre-conceived characters and personalities to work with helps a character designer to start developing. So for this course the characters are based on a young teenage Hero who works back stage at a theatre who then finds out that the Villain, “a crazy magician” has enslaved many bunny rabbits to pull out of a hat in every magic show he performs. Paris takes all the imaginative information of each character and demonstrates the stages to design the Hero and the Villain.
Over four hours of professional illustration tutorials…
Session 1: Building a Library
This first series of videos teaches how to build a library of facial features. You will learn how to:
- Create different styles of eyes, eye shapes, expressions and positions.
- Create a library of many noses and ears.
- Create different types of head shapes.
Session 2: Designing the Heads
The next two videos in the series focusing on head design for the Villain and Hero Characters. Topics include:
- Furthering the design of each character to get the look”just right”.
- Experimenting with specific features from the library to form the faces.
- Illustrating multiple angles to get familiar with the character’s face.
Session 3: Designing the Bodies
This final session teaches how to draw each character’s body with a special video focusing on every illustrator’s least favorite thing to draw: hands and feet. Paris won’t let you slide by drawing your character posed with his hand’s hidden in his pockets or behind his back. The final two videos focus on the body poses and outfits of the Villain and Hero, with a final wrap up discussing the completed Character Sheet.