Sculpting Shades and Colors: Steps to Creating Impactful Character Illustrations
By Machi Mile
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with Artist, Machi Mile
WHAT IS THIS CLASS ABOUT?
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
WHAT WILL THE STUDENTS ACHIEVE?
Step 1: Understand and Simplify 3D forms
Step 2: Draw Stylized Anime Features
Step 3: Color Theory and Design Principles
Step 4: Illustration Progress from Scratch
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.
Meet Your Instructor: Machi Mile
Introduction to the course
Introduction to Clip Studio Paint
Chapter 1: Understanding Shapes and Textures
Think in 3D without complicating the matter
The importance of line quality
Simplify objects into basic shapes
Turn objects into 3D using 2 colors
Chapter 2: Giving Life and Motion to your Poses
How to break down and see the motion behind poses
Gesture drawings with graphite pencil
Basic structure of human anatomy
Stylize the human body and create your own dynamic poses
Chapter 3: Hair and Clothes
Clothes: Gravity and Tension
Clothes: Different Materials
Apply and draw a simple character
Chapter 4: Facial Features and Expressions
How to draw different face angles
Apply and draw a portrait
Chapter 5: Choosing The "right" Color
Hue, Saturation and Value
Developing a color scheme
Color-picking: Common mistakes
How I edit colors
Chapter 6: What makes a Good Design?
Basic rules of Visual design
Master study 1: Photography
Master study 2: Cinematography
Master study 3: Illustration
Chapter 7: Illustration Making - Sketching and Composition
Gather references for a moodboard
Thumbnails and compositions
Sketch and not worrying about lineart
Set the values ready
Set the mood and tweak with colors
Chapter 8: Illustration Making - Rendering and Completion
- Render: Use every stroke wisely
- Render: Stop focusing on every detail
- Finish the illustration
Bonus Chapter: Turning your struggles into motivation
- Why artists tend to be so hard on themselves
- Sharing my own difficulties as an illustrator
- The good side of being an artist
Congratulations on Completing the Course
- This course will be delivered mainly through Clip Studio Paint.
- This course will teach and guide you on how to effectively utilize different tools such as "custom brushes," "color correction," and "blending modes" in Clip Studio Paint. We will help you adjust app settings to optimize your drawing experience.
- Clip Studio Paint is not required to study the class. Students can use alternatives such as Adobe Photoshop, Procreate, Paint tool Sai 2
*Please Note: Students will have to purchase Clip Studio Paint application. It is not included in the course package.
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.
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!
Super Early Bird Offer
Once we pass the release date, we will no longer offered the class at "Super Early Bird". The rate will be raised after the date, right now is the cheapest deal you can get.
We will need to download Clip Studio Paint before taking the class.
Class videos will be available by September 14th. We will notify you via email regarding how to access to the class videos on the release date.
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