Art Class - Character Design - Character Creation Guide

Art Class - Character Design

With Nanda van Dijk

Learn the basics of Character Design and improve your drawing skills

This art class focuses on the basics of character design for the animation industry. Learn how to design original, fun and appealing characters. This course is for beginners and more experienced designers who want to brush up their design skills.

During this class, I will demonstrate my workflow using Adobe Photoshop. It is not necessary to own Photoshop, any drawing application will be sufficient. Even with only a pencil and paper, you will be able to join this class.

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Tuition: €39,-

One time payment

Course Requirements: No Course Requirements

Software: Photoshop (optional)

Duration: six weeks, one hour per week

Lesson outline:

The Art Class has started already but you can still join in for the next classes and watch the recording if you like!

Week 01

Constructing a Character
Recording is uploaded

Week 02

Poses and Gesture Drawing

Week 03

Shape Language

Week 04

Adding Personality

Week 05

Presentation and Coloring

Week 06

Composition and Storytelling

Improve your Drawing Skills

During this course you will practice drawing characters. You will learn to:

  • Develop characters that can be used for animation projects
  • Create unique and appealing character designs
  • Use design principles to improve the quality of your characters

Study at your own pace

This class will be a six week course where you will get an hour of class per week. You can join this class live or watch the class recording a a later date. This way you can study at your own pace and rewatch the class when you like.

  • Ask questions during class on the chat
  • Join the CCG Facebook group to share your work with other artists
  • Lifetime access to class recordings!

Ask Questions

To get even more out of this art class you ask me questions about subjects you are struggling with. Either before the class in an email, or during class with the chat options. I will try to awnser all the questions during class. 

  • Receive pro tips from a professional Character Artist
  • Get help with specific subject you are struggling with
  • Learn from the questions other students ask
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Create a stronger Portfolio!

When you want to work as a character artist you have to show a lot of different characters and show that you have strong design skills. The characters you will design during and after this class will be a great addition to your portfolio.

  • Improve your changes to get a job as a character artist
  • Get noticed on social media
  • Have more fun when you're drawing characters

Let your Portfolio shine!

Learn from an Industry Professional

Tricks of the Trade

In this course I will teach you techniques that I have learned over the years working as a character artist. I will show you how I would approach a professional character design job.

My name is Nanda van Dijk, I am a freelance Character artist with experience working as a Character Designer, Modeler, Rigger, Animator and Story Artist. I have worked on games, commercials and feature films and in the last couple of years I have worked as a instructor for Animschool and the Dutch Film Academy in Art, Rigging and Animation classes. And I am the founder of this website, the Character Creation Guide.

For more artwork you can take a look at my Instagram page 

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Nanda van Dijk

* 8+ years of professional experience
* Specialized in characters
* Experience working for Games, Commercials and Feature films
* Wide spectrum of Software knowledge

Some examples of student work

Some kind words from my former student

With a lot of love and pleasure I helped dozens of students to improve there Art Skills.

I have been in a class hosted by Nanda, and it has be a fantastic experience. Nanda is a very talented artist with a rich background in the different aspects of art, but more importantly she is approachable and very friendly, the art class was entertaining and very informative, it helped me be more productive by pushing my limits and also try different things like costume designs which I haven't thought about, I was surprised by how much fun I was missing out.

So if you are looking for an opportunity to explore your strengths and weaknesses and focus on more efficient ways to push your work to the next level, Nanda's class is a certainly is an experience that would help you a lot.
Ayoub Moulakhnif

Course Sections - Summer 2018

Art Class – Character Design 
6 weeks – one hour per week
Tuition: €39,-

Day                   Tuesday 

Time                 9 pm – 10 pm GMT+2 

Art Class         August 14, 2018  

The Art Class started on the 14th but you can still join for the next 5 weeks! You can also watch the class recordings if you sign up!

30 days money back guarantee

I am very confident that you will benefit from taking this course. That is why I can guaranty that you will get 100% of your money back if you are not satisfied within 30 days. The 30 days apply after the start date of the course.

I hope to see you soon!

Thank you for your interest in this Art Class! If there is anything I can help you with or if you have any quesions or suggestions please let me know. I would love to help you!

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