Digital Drawing

Learn How to Create Soft and Vibrant Character Illustrations

By Yuelight

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20 lessons
Running time
6h 42m
By Creator
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Explore and learn unique sketching, planning, and shading techniques step-by-step!

Create soft and vibrant character illustrations with Yuelight!

You'll be well on your way to creating pieces that bring out the essence of your characters

From choosing a harmonic color palette, planning engaging character poses and compositions, to final touch-ups that bring out the most in your illustration.

Are you an anime lover?

This class is for beginners to intermediate artists or anyone with a love for art and anime! Express yourself and your characters using soft colors and expressive shading techniques, creating an appealing illustration.

By the end of this course, you will understand the basics of creating vibrant and eye-catching character illustrations,

and that includes compositions, poses, shading, and lighting through practices. This will constantly expand your skills and take your art to the next levels!

Topic 1: Anatomy & Expression

Topic 2: Thumbnail Sketching and Planning

Topic 3: Developing Your Colored Sketch

Topic 4: Guide to Lineart

Step 5: Shading- Techniques, Lighting, and Color Usage

Step 6: Final Touches - Effect, Overpainting, & Color Editing


  1. Meet Your Instructor: Yuelight

  2. Introduction to the course and program

Chapter 1: Anatomy and Expressions of the Human Figure

  1. Using and Posing Building Blocks of the Body

  2. Expressions and Angles of the Face

  3. Drawing Hands and Hair

  4. Dynamics and Angles of a Character

  5. Clothes and Its Folds

Chapter 2: Starting the Illustration

  1. The Flow of Compositions and Where to Place the Character

  2. Thumbnail Sketching

  3. Solving Problems with Colored Sketches

Chapter 3: Portrait Drawing

  1. Doing Smart Lineart

  2. Lineart in Practice

Chapter 4: Shading Pt 1- Techniques and Colors

1. The Primary Shading Technique that I Use
2. How to Pick Your Colors 
3. Shading the Character: Face, Skin, and Hands 
4. Shading the Character: Hair and Clothes

Chapter 5: Shading Pt 2- Colors Under Lighting

1. How to Approach Coloring Pieces with Strong Lighting
2. Color Picking and Using Layer Modes 
3. An Efficient Workflow to Make the Process Easier

Chapter 6: Final Touches

1. Overpainting, Coloring the lineart, and Decorating
2. Color editing with layers and tools

Bonus Chapter: Backgrounds

  1. Colors, Shapes and Patterns for Simple Accent Backgrounds


  Congratulations on Completing the Course

About Yuelight


I'm Yuelight, but you can call me Yue for short! I'm a Vietnamese self-taught artist who will be going to college soon. I've drawn for as long as I can remember, but got more serious about it in middle school.

After years of experimenting, learning from other artists and periodically breaking out of my comfort zone, I've managed to develop a style that I can be happy with and which allows me to comfortably experiment with things that I want to do.

I'm very thankful to have this opportunity to share what I've learnt with everyone!

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Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 20 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Earn points to Extend the Class Access

Receive points by completing chapter missions OR by taking the class two or more times a week. And use the points to extend your class access!

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