Digital Drawing

How to Fall Down and Get Back Up: Creating Lively Art with HEARTMUSH


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33 lessons
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How to Fall Down and Get Back Up : Creating Lively Art

with Artist, HEARTMUSH

Important Notice: Please note that a part of the class (Chapter 6-Outro) remains under production due to the Creator’s personal circumstances. The rest of the class will be released in succession as soon as it becomes available. When a new chapter is uploaded, an announcement will be made to those who’ve purchased the class.


Fool around and find out! This course will teach you how to loosen up your approach to art and develop your own unique process. From silhouette and composition, to colors and dynamic poses, I’ll break down how I tackle character design and illustration in detail, step by step.
You’ll learn in depth how to gather references, build a visual library, utilize color theory, and analyze your shortcomings to better realize your creative vision. It’s going to get a little messy, but hey! Art wouldn’t be art without a little chaos.


This class is for anyone who wants to strengthen their fundamentals, widen their technical skillset, and step out of their comfort zone. If you’re looking to shake up your approach to art and learn new skills in the process, this is the course for you!


When you’ve completed the course, you will have better understanding of color theory, anatomy, and composition. You’ll be able to analyze art with a critical eye and study in a more efficient manner, which will greatly enhance your understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses. You will also gain the ability to think laterally and loosen up the way you approach drawing to create characters and illustrations unique to you!

Step 1: Fundamentals of Art : Anatomy, Color, Light & Shadow

Step 2: Experimental Drawing: Playing with Style

Step 3: Designing Unique Characters

Step 4: Creating Dynamic Illustrations

Important Notice: This is an early bird class! That means the production of this class is just starting. The curriculum is subject to change, and content may be uploaded sequentially based on the creator’s schedule to ensure that we provide the class in the best quality possible.


  1. Meet HEARTMUSH!
  2. Introduction to the Course
  3. Using Sketchbook

Chapter 1: Let's Get Started

  1. Setting Up a Digital Canvas
  2. Introduction to Layers
  3. Experimenting with my Brushes
  4. Digital : Organizing Your Files

Chapter 2: Let's Warm Up!

  1. Fast and Furious Gesture Drawing
  2. Shape, Form, and Line of Action
  3. Crash Course : The Anatomy of Humans
  4. Drawing from Observation : Figure Drawing

  5. Exaggeration : Creating Dynamic Poses

Chapter 3: Let's Color!

  1. Crash Course : Light and Shadow
  2. Introduction to Color Theory
  3. Hue, Saturation, and Value
  4. Applying Color & Value
  5. Creating a Color Palette

Chapter 4: Let's Style!

  1. Sharing My Inspiration
  2. What's in a Style? Studying with a Critical Eye

Chapter 5: Let's Character!

  1. Main Quest: Identify and Develop your Character Concepts!
  2. Color Blocking and Silhouette: Exploring Character Design via Iterative Passes
  3. Form and Function : Designing to Covey Your Character's Heart (PART I)
  4. Form and Function: Designing to Convey Your Character's Heart (PART II)

Chapter 6: Let's Character TWO!

  1. Drawing Character Expressions
  2. A full 180º : Finalizing Your Character
  3. About the Little Things : Indulging in the Niceties of Character Design
  4. Formatting a Stylish Reference Page

Chapter 7: Let's Illustration Making!

  1. Getting the Ball Rolling: Thumbnails and Sketching
  2. The Thick of it: Color, Light, Shadow
  3. Pause for Effect : Final Touches

Bonus Chapter: Let's Runway!

  1. Today's Co-ord: Styling Your Character!
  2. How to Draw : Sneakers

Outro: Let's Recess!

Congratulations on Finishing the Course

Meet Your Creator


Nice to meet you!
My name is Yuyi, but you may also know me as HEARTMUSH. I’m a freelance illustrator who has been drawing for almost a decade. My focus in art is to create eye-catching characters and energetic illustrations that speak to the heart. I also really, really like drawing street fashion and sneakers.
I am initially self taught, and puzzled out ways to improve my art on my own, which led to a lot of trial, errors, more errors, but eventually— success! I’d be ecstatic if you’d let me share what I’ve learned about creating art with you!

1 Moleskin Art Sketchbook, Hard Cover, Large (5"x 8.25") - Black
2 Sakura Pigma Micron Black - 0.1, 0.5, Gr1, BR
  • Who want to expand their skills on character design and digital illustration.
  • Who want to learn more about creating distinct and creative characters.
  • Who want to strengthen their fundamentals of drawing
  • Who want to step out from the comfort zone and improve their technical skills.
  • Who want to discover a creative hobby!

Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 32 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Important Notice

This is an early bird class! That means the production of this class is just starting. The curriculum is subject to change, and content may be uploaded sequentially based on the creator’s schedule to ensure that we provide the class in the best quality possible.

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

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