Digital Drawing

Create Striking Character Illustrations from Start to Finish

By Hammerings

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33 lessons
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Creating Striking Character Illustrations from Start to Finish

with Artist, Hammerings


Do you enjoy drawing characters, either your own or maybe even fan art? Or perhaps you're wondering where to even start? In this class, I will show you the whole process of creating interesting and stylized character illustrations using Clip Studio Paint. Whether you're a hobbyist or a freelancer, I'll teach you all I've learned in creating art that will grab an audience's attention!


This class is for anyone who wants to pick up or build their skill in character illustration, which means it is beginner and intermediate friendly! We will be reviewing basic art principles and learning how to apply and tailor these fundamentals in a way that suits your personal style while remaining visually striking.


By the end of this class, you will be able to illustrate striking characters full of personality that people will instantly recognize! You'll also have a better eye for color, constructing features, and telling stories with your artwork. Finally, you will know how to promote your art to an audience in order to grow your platform as an artist.

Step 1: Interpreting Simple Character Anatomy with Style

Step 2: Translating Color Theory to Application

Step 3: Setting the Foundation of an Illustration with a Sketch

Step 4: Completing Our Character Illustration

Step 5: Turning your love for Artmaking into a Small Business


  1. Meet Your Instructor: Hammerings!

  2. Introduction to the course

  3. Introduction to the program

Chapter 1: Mastering the Digital Workspace with Clip Studio Paint

  1. Setting up our digital workspace and shortcuts
  2. Choosing the right tools: Brushes and other assets
  3. Layers 101: Layer properties, Layer modes, and Correction layers

Chapter 2: Stylized Character Anatomy

  1. Faces and Features
  2. Hair
  3. A quick guide to bodies
  4. Drawing convincing poses
  5. Clothing: An overview

Chapter 3: Drawing Any Character in Your Style

  1. Capturing and Stylizing Character Features
  2. Shape language and Stylization notes
  3. Facial Expressions

Chapter 4: Color, Light and Shadow

  1. Color Theory and Application
  2. Light and Shadow
  3. Tips on Coloring Skin

Chapter 5: Starting the Illustration Process

  1. Ideating, drafting, and gathering references
  2. Creating appealing character compositions
  3. Sketching our character

Chapter 6: Diving Deeper into the Illustration Process

  1. Make clean, readable lineart
  2. How line weight can transform your work
  3. Base colors

Chapter 7: Completing the Illustration

  1. Shading and rendering
  2. Coloring lineart
  3. Finishing touches
  4. Bonus: My painting approach

Chapter 8: Building an Audience and Earning from Your Art

  1. Growing your social media platform
  2. Taking commissions
  3. Selling merchandise
  4. Bonus: On developing a personal style


  Congratulations on Completing the Course

Meet Your Creator
I'm Denev Ng, but you may know me as Hammerings on Instagram and Twitter. I'm an artist based in the Philippines, and I'm currently attending university. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember, and I love drawing original characters and fan art!
I enjoy sharing the knowledge I've gathered as an artist over the years, from illustration tips, to the materials I use, and even making money as an artist. While I can attribute my successes as an artist to drawing characters in a style that my audience enjoys, I believe that a good grasp of fundamentals comes first! That said, I am a firm believer on working smarter instead of harder. I've come quite far since I picked up digital art back in 2014, and I am so grateful to have this opportunity to share what I've learned through my journey.

You need to have your own Clip Studio Paint to take the class. For more information, please visit

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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Installment Payment

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Class Preparation

You will need to get Clip Studio Paint on your drawing tablet to take this class.

Class Access

Class videos will be available by 23:59 US Pacific Time on August 18. We will notify you via email regarding how to access to the class videos on the release date.

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