1. Go at your own pace in this 20-week online course
2. Artistic guidance & pointers from the instructor
3. Supportive peer community exchanging feedback
4. Enroll now to start learning right away!
1. Go at your own pace in this 20-week online course
Pencil Drawing for Character Art
Sketching Character Design using a Pencil with
Artist, Amy Hung
Anatomy might seem daunting at first, but this class will teach you the basic foundations for how to pose characters and take it to the next level by detailing clothing, muscles and expressions.
Learn to capture the perfect pose for your characters whether you draw cartoons or a more realistic anime style. This class will give you the step-by step instructions on how to improve your anatomy while applying these methods to a wide variety of characters/styles. Finally, we will go over how to stylize various clothing types and how to draw expressions. The benefits of learning even just a little bit of anatomy can help artists maintain a unique but consistent style for illustration, webcomics, or personal art.
Ever wonder how an artist is able to draw a seemingly perfect pose without a reference? This class will give you the insight on where to get started.
This is for people who want to improve their character art and anatomy. Beginners and professionals alike can benefit if they want to draw characters faster and with greater accuracy. This class will go over foundational skills that play into these themes most effectively (gesture, life drawing, etc.) before getting into personal techniques for posing characters with style.
At the end of this course you'll be able to control the flow of your character's movement with confident lines in less time. Throughout the course you can expect to sketch common character poses, break them down to basic structures, and how to make your own dynamic pieces from imagination. Draw characters with me in various prompts: action-packed, emotional, romantic, playful etc.
Step 1: How to Draw Natural-Looking Poses
Step 2: How to Draw Anatomically Correct Poses From Imagination
Step 3: How to Draw Expressive Poses
Step 4: How to Draw Clothing Folds
Step 5: How to Draw Expressions and Hands
- Meet Your Instructor: Amy Hung!
- Introduction to the Course
- Warm-Up: Goals and Purpose of Sketching
Chapter 1: Skeleton
- Basic Framework of the Skeleton
- Skeleton Details - Upper Body
- Skeleton Details - Lower Body
Chapter 2: The Human Body
- Differences Between Male and Female Structures
- Muscle Details: Torso
- Muscle Details: Arms & Legs
Chapter 3: The Human Body in Motion
- How to Utilize References for Anatomy
- Using Gestures to Understand Posing
- Creating a Simple Pose from Scratch
Chapter 4: The Key to a Good Pose
- Areas to Look For: Joints, Spine, Waist, Elbow, etc.
- How to “Balance” a Pose
- Implementing Perspective in Posing
Chapter 5: Posing with Emotion
- Body Language: What Makes Someone Look Happy, Sad, Angry, or Curious?
- How to Make a Static Pose Dynamic
- Practice Drawing Poses with Prompts
Chapter 6: Basic Clothes
- How to Draw Shirts: Common Folds, Textures etc.
- How to Draw Pants
- How to Draw Shoes
Chapter 7: Advanced Clothing
- Flowing Dresses and Pleated Skirts
- Layered Clothing
- Hats, Glasses, Ties and Collars
Chapter 8: Expressions
- Structure of the Head and Face
- Eyes, Eyebrows, Mouth and Facial Structure
- How to Draw Different Expressions
Bonus Chapter: How to Draw Hands
- Structure of the Hands
- Hands From Different Angles and Perspectives
1. Congratulations on Completing the Course
About the Instructor
My name is Amy Hung and I'm a freelance illustrator and gamedev. I have six years of formal experience in fine arts and painting, having had work displayed at the Ridley Gallery in California while currently working towards a bachelor in design at UC Davis. On the side I do work for zines and recently released the demo for my passion project "A Cottage Story." I draw with the mantra of having fun, but when I committed to studying anatomy seriously in 2016, the thought of creating commercial work became more feasible.
Over time I've discovered how to synthesize and shortcut tried and true industry methods to achieve dynamic poses without constantly copying from a reference. Anatomy doesn't have to be hard, and anyone can learn my method of posing characters for anything from webcomics, animation or just for fun.
Q: How did you first start doing what you do?
For a long time I wanted to be an animator, but knowing that I absolutely didn't have the money for art school, I bought books and taught myself how to draw on top of art classes in community college. In my free time, I created comics and illustrations which I post on social media. Now I know I want to be an illustrator and gamedev, and hopefully my knowledge can help aspiring artists on their journey.
- People who love to design and draw their own original characters
- People who want a depth of learning on anatomy
- People who love to create and draw with simple equipment
- People who want to improve and take their drawings to the next level!
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.
Also, you need a pencil, an eraser, and a sketchbook for this class.
We will send you an email with a webpage link and a personalized code to access the videos within 24 hours of purchase.