Digital Drawing

Finding Your Appeal: Characters, Props, and Backgrounds

By Choo

$199.00 $209.00
23 lessons
Running time
3h 07m
By Creator
List: $209
(5% Off)

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1. Go at your own pace in this 20-week online course
2. Artistic g
uidance & pointers from the instructor
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Finding Your Appeal: Characters, Props, and Backgrounds

with Artist, Choo


This class is about how to observe subjects that appeal to you and how to translate it into your art to increase visual interest, as well as teaching you how to make smart detail/simplification decisions when working on illustrations to find your personal style and signature.


This class is for anyone who are uncertain about their artistic direction or for those of you who want to take your art to the next level by practicing the observation, simplification, and stylisation of characters, props, and backgrounds that compose a polished scene. If you are trying to establish an art style that is uniquely and naturally yours, this class is fit for you.


By the end of this class, you will have a greater understanding of observation and stylisation, as well as honing your own unique style and abilities. You will be able to distinguish and solidify your personal artistic voice. You will have the skills necessary to execute your ideas in more interesting and visually appealing ways.
Step 1: Students will be more confident in their own voice and vision after this class, or at the very least more confident in the direction they want to take their personal artwork in

Step 2: Students who have trouble finishing or committing to a full piece to be able to sit down and complete more full illustrations, whether bad or good or somewhere in between

Step 3: Students will come away from the class with a more discerning eye and better ways to collect information and add to their own visual library


  1. Meet Your Instructor: Choo!
  2. Introduction to the course

Chapter 1: Collect what inspires you to broaden your visual library

  1. Gathering inspiration (from others and your surroundings)
  2. Pinpoint your favourite visuals and what your eye is drawn to
  3. Exercising your drawing muscles with and without reference
  4. Practicing what you’ve learned from observation and adding to your visual library

Chapter 2: Explore your style

  1. The basics of your style
  2. Dissecting your inspiration and bringing what you learn to your work
  3. Symbol drawing, shorthand, and drawing from observation
  4. Finding your personal focus

Chapter 3: Add personality to objects

  1. Storytelling through object design (overview)
  2. Simple object (cardboard boxes)
  3. More complex object (toys, food)
  4. Collecting some objects and composing an interesting still life

Chapter 4: Add personality to backgrounds

  1. Storytelling through background (The keys to a lived-in space)
  2. How to compose appealing backgrounds
  3. Object placement and keeping things relative

Chapter 5: Design characters to match into backgrounds

  1. Simple vs complex character design, and when to use which
  2. How to make characters feel like they fit in

Chapter 6: Develop a color palette

  1. Colour theory basics, how to apply or ignore them
  2. Building mood using colour

Chapter 7: Bring it all together

  1. Thumbnails and composing a drawing
  2. Researching, mood board, and gathering references
  3. Put it all together!

Chapter 8: Put finishing touches

  1. Continuing to build on your style in the future, and growing confidence!


  1. Congratulations on Completing the Course!

Meet Your Creator

Hi there!
My name is Choo and I am a comic artist and freelance illustrator. My main focus is environmental storytelling and character design, often influenced by horror movies and 80s-90s aesthetics as well as product illustration.

Choo will use Clip Studio throughout the course but, any programs like Procreate, Adobe Photoshop, MediBang Paint, PaintTool Sai, or whatever you prefer! However, you will need to have basic understanding of the program you have to follow the course.

  • People who are uncertain about their artistic direction
  • People who want to take their art to the next level
  • People who want to expand their visual library
  • People who want to improve their drawings with the finishing touches.

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!

Installment Payment

Quadpay is available for the payment! Your order will be split into 4 installments paid over 6 weeks! To find out more, please visit Quadpay.

Class Preparation

You will need to get your drawing tablet to take this class.

Class access

Once you purchase the class, you will also get an email with a webpage link and a personalized code to access the videos within 24 hours. You can access the class by going to ‘My Order’, click your order, and register the class code to start the class.

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