Digital Drawing

How to Render a Character from Start to Finish

By Cykedelia

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21 lessons
Running time
4h 04m
By Creator
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Do you struggle with rendering? Choosing colors to work with? Need to know the start to finish process?

Learn Cy's drawing process and apply them into your personal illustration routine!

Do you struggle with anatomy?

Drawing hands?

Anatomy, Character Design, Rendering -

These are just a few things Cy will cover in her course!
Enroll before prices go up!


Colors can really help bring out the life in illustrations, but it is also often daunting. We will teach you how to understand color harmony, the different rendering styles of a character's features from their hair, skin, clothes, and tips and tricks regarding rendering!


This course is for anyone interested in rendering characters! Color completes an illustration, an essential tool to bring out form, value, and contrast!


By the end of this course, you will have a deeper understanding of colors, how they work together, and how you can apply this within your illustrations. Upon completion, you will have created a rendered character illustration!

Step 1: Coloring workflow

Step 2: Laying down colors

Step 3: Detailing

Step 4: Illustration postproduction


  1. Meet Your Instructor

  2. Introduction to the course

  3. Introduction to the program

Chapter 1: How to choose Color Palettes

  1. Blending Tips and Techniques

  2. Understanding the Color Wheel to choose Color Palettes

Chapter 2: Skin

  1. Skin tones—Distribution of Blush and Shadows on the Face

  2. Different Types of Skin Tones and Color Palettes

  3. Eyes - Eyelashes and Eyebrows

  4. Eyes - Pupils

Chapter 3: Hair

  1. Understanding Hair in Shapes

  2. Creating Depth and Value with Color

  3. Detailing with Colors

Chapter 4: Clothes

  1. Cloth Folds—Understanding and Translating References into your Illustrations

  2. Blocking Out Shadows and Highlights

  3. Detailing Part 1 - ‘Chiseling’

  4. Detailing Part 2 - Adding Colors

Chapter 5: Skin pt. 2 (Hands)

  1. Hands —Understanding and Translating References into your Illustrations

  2. Skin Tones of the Hand

Chapter 6: Postproduction Touch-Ups

  1. Layer Blending Modes

  2. Photoshop Filters and Features


  Congratulations on Completing the Course

Meet Your Creator
You can refer to me as Cy or Cykedelia.
I am a freelance artist based in the US, and I mainly focus on drawing my original characters, with the occasional fanart. You could say that my characters have been the biggest motivation for my art career. I had a simple goal--to illustrate these characters the best I could to present them to people!
I was fascinated with colors more than others because of the way it influences an artwork. The atmosphere, form, and value can all be determined more effectively by colors. In a way, I see art as a means to an end, not necessarily the end itself. I am grateful for this opportunity to share what I have learned to others.
  • This class uses MediBang Paint
  • To take this class, you need to have access to this software
  • The class will cover how to use and apply the program

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

We will need to download Medibang Paint before taking the class.

Class access

Class videos are available now! We will notify you via email regarding how to access to the class videos on the release date.

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