WHAT IS CHARACTER ART SCHOOL?
The Best Way to Learn to Draw Professional, Energetic and Natural Characters. Efficiently.
What is Character Art School?
Join over 40,000 artists in the world’s best Character Drawing course!
Character Art School is a 10 week learn-anywhere video course where you learn to become adept at drawing professional characters. I’ve hand-crafted the Character Drawing Academy course to be the only course you need, to learn all the core fundamentals and advanced techniques to drawing and sketching characters well. If you’re an absolute beginner or you’re already at an intermediate level, the course will advance your current ability to a professional level. The course is a comprehensive 10 module guided video course, where the only limit to your progression is your determination and engagement in the rewarding assignments.
Whether you want to draw character concept art for films and games, illustrations, comics, manga, Disney style or other styles, this is the course you need to get you there.
I’ll teach you to draw without fear. I’ll teach you to draw well.
Whether you’re a complete beginner, or intermediate at character drawing, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew. Seriously. Inspired by masters and built on the theory of giants, Character Drawing Academy is one of, if not the most comprehensive character drawing course out there.
Crystal clear in fact. Learning character drawing effectively means having information presented in a logical and coherent way. The Character Academy Course is modular by design, easy to grasp, and allows you to learn in a well paced, structured way. Engage in the course chronologically, then revise each module at your leisure. Grasp concepts faster than you ever have before – there’s no fluff here.
Bridging the gap between theory and practice, each module’s assignments have been designed to both reinforce theory, and feel rewarding. I’ve taken the core of the theory, and purpose built each assignment to help you rapidly progress, and you’ll see the difference in your own work almost immediately. Art is about doing, so let’s get started.
Using an advanced Discord community, Character Art School students can interact, chat, and submit and review work instantly and immediately. Whether you’re on your phone, tablet or PC, giving and getting feedback on your progress couldn’t be easier. From in-depth critique to art ideas, to making new friends, you’re covered!
BECOME AN AWESOME CHARACTER ARTIST.
It could take years to get good at drawing. It doesn’t have to.
Like many artists before me, I started my art journey with nothing but a blank page and a pencil. Little did I know that to reach this level it would take me more than 10 years. I learned the same way every artists learns, through failure, and dedication, but unlike other artists, I wrote everything I learned down.
I’ve created the Character Drawing Academy course to accelerate your character drawing skills from fundamental to advanced levels, and it won’t take you 10 years. I’m both confident, and excited at the progress you’ll make, and I have no doubt that your experience will be nothing short of life changing.
If your dream is to be able to draw amazing characters at a professional level, I can show you how. If you already have some skill, prepare to take things to the next level.
If you have any questions at all, drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist | Illustrator | Teacher | View my portfolio: Artofscottharris.com
CHARACTER DRAWING ACADEMY CURRICULUM
You'll Learn Everything in a Logical, Clear & Progressive Order, Through 10 Efficient Modules
Module 1: Intro to Art Fundamentals
Talky but crucial, in this section we look at the key general art principles that guide how we think about and create character art. Packed with theory that will help you in art overall, there’s no better start to your art journey.
Module 2: Drawing Fundamentals
In this section, we deep dive essential core theory you need to know about drawing fundamentals, including line weight and penmanship, looseness and dynamism, and achieving a professional look in every stroke. Plus more I can’t write here.
Module 3: Character Forms & Proportions
I’ll teach you in a clear and efficient way how to easily draw the basic forms that make up the human body. From human proportions and facial features, to drawing eyes and ears, and hands and feat. It’s all here. Plus, I’ll show you how to take your anatomy knowledge even further.
Module 4: Gesture Drawing Foundations
Gesture is the energy and soul of a believable, life-like character drawing. A pivotal module covering in-depth every element that turns dead, static drawings into appealing and believable characters. Life drawing, Gesture Studies and Core Gestural Theory will be at your command.
Module 5: Character Drawing Workflows
How do you start a character drawing well? What steps do you take in your workflow? What is workflow? What should you think of and do first? In this module we deep dive character drawing workflow, and cover some essential drawing theory specifically related to character art.
Module 6: Character Composition & Design
The greatest secrets of character drawing lie in Character Composition, and I hold nothing back in this detailed and crucial module. You’ll learn the art of creating appeal and believability in your character, how to pose and compose them easily, and how to ensure a dynamic and professional look. It’s the best module, and it will change the way you draw.
Module 7: Facial Expression & Emotion
Immensely critical to creating professional character art, is the ability to effectively communicate a character’s emotions. I’ll teach you the fundamentals to both simple and complex character expressions, allowing you to infuse your characters with life and personality. Get the feeling?
Module 8: Hair & Cloth Dynamics
Drawing hair and cloth is tough at the best of times – but it doesn’t have to be. I teach you how to draw beautiful hair and dynamic cloth from the ground up, and you’ll be creating your own hairstyles and distinctive outfits in no time. Put your days of struggling behind you.
Module 9: Drawing Post-Production
Finishing well is absolutely important in professional art. From beautiful, clean line work and line weighting, to rough stylization and layout. This module is focused on refining your drawings to a professional standard for presentation.
Module 10: Comprehensive Character Demos
In this module I take you through multiple drawing demos and styles, showing you the complete practical application of the drawing theory in dynamic, professional and beautiful characters. Hours of professional full character drawing demos in real-time, including commentary and time-lapse videos.
The farther along I get, the more I like the concepts that are being presented and the way they are being presented. I don't know how I got this far with my artistic interests and have never heard these things. Gives me a new outlook, which is inspiring and motivating. Thank you for putting this together!
Great course! 🙂 Instructor explains all thoroughly. I am having fun through this course and i am learning. I have better understanding of human anatomy and proportions. I have learned many useful tips and tricks which nobody taught me in art school. 🙂 I am gonna watch this course more than one time and draw ,so i can be successful at designing cool characters with personality and story. 🙂
I love it!!!!!!!! I learned SO much doing this course!!!! I am now a much better artist thanks to these lessons!!!!! <3
WHAT WILL MY COURSE EXPERIENCE BE LIKE?
Character Drawing Academy is a video learning course made up of 10 in-depth modules and over 24 hours of amazing content. Students move through each module at their own pace, and then complete the required assignments at the end of each module. Assignments are submitted and critiqued within and by the Character Art School Community.
It’s awesome and you’ll love it.
Will this course help me if I totally suck at art? Should I have talent?
This course is designed for everyone, from first-time artists to people with basic or even intermediate skills. I teach you from the ground up, and we’ll cover everything you need to be great. Talent is just a head start anyways, it’s not needed (I started without any!).
How does course enrollment work? What time do I need?
You can enroll at anytime, and move through the modules and assignments at your own pace, though I do advise taking a module per week if at all possible.
How long do I have access to the course? How do I view the course?
You’ll always have access! What’s more, as new content get’s added and the course is expanded, you’ll get totally free updates! (And believe me many are coming). The course is hosted on the Gumroad Platform, which means you can stream it, or learn on the go with the Gumroad app for your smartphone or tablet.
Do I need a tablet and a PC or is paper and pencil ok?
Though the course is taught primarily using Photoshop’s pencil brush and canvas, traditional pencil and paper are totally fine too! (I love drawing on paper!) Realist art theory isn’t medium dependent, thankfully.
ARE YOU READY TO LEARN TO DRAW AMAZING CHARACTERS?
The Course You’ve Always Needed.
When you sign up you’ll receive:
- Lifetime Access to the 10 Week, 10 Module Video Course
- Learn Anywhere on Mobile, PC, or Tablet, at at your own Pace
- Over 85 Lessons and More than 24 Hours of Video Content
- Constantly Updated and Expanded Drawing Demos, in multiple styles
- Community Access: Peer Review, Feedback and hopefully, friendship too!
- Demo Files, PSD’s, High Resolution Walkthrough Drawings and More!
- Hours of Bonus Timelapses, Demos, plus Brushes, Tips and Tricks and more!