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Formally named "Character Concept Design"

Skill Level: Intermediate  |  Instructor: Diana Cearley  |  Duration: 8 lessons (avg. 1.25 hours each) 


Step into the role of a character concept designer  where you’ll be presented two different fictional game projects and character outlines to choose between. Progress the concept each lesson following a professional process with thorough guidance through example images, demonstrations, and annotated PDFs for quick reference.

This class is streamlined to teach you how to design full-body human character concepts for games and film. You'll be taken through the full workflow from sketching and gathering references to finishing the image and layout presentation.

The instruction will also touch on anatomy, fabric and folds, and more!

Class Trailer

  • Approach the subject with clear directions, not vague theory

  • Build skills to create characters for games and film

  • Learn industry-standard workflow for character concepts

  • Effectively use references to improve your characters

This class is available for self-study (no instructor feedback) and with instructor feedback. Both versions use the same recorded lessons and class files. Instructor will be demonstrating in Adobe Photoshop, and all class files are in Photoshop compatible formats. Upon registering and creating a profile, lesson videos will be watchable on the site under My Courses after logging in.


Instructor feedback on your homework may be available at a premium rate during the seasonal classes. Spaces will be limited for feedback.


Student work created in this class:


Skills & Difficulty


Time: Based on student feedback, this class requires an average of 10-15hrs to accomplish each lesson's assignments to a satisfactory level.


Subjects: The homework assignments are subject to change from term to term in order to keep things fresh and interesting. You may not practice the exact same exercises you see in the student gallery.


Setup: Students will need HD video streaming speed internet, Adobe Photoshop (or similar digital painting program), and a drawing pad and stylus (like Wacom or Gaomon). A microphone and webcam are also recommended if students plan on joining the Zoom lessons live for the feedback version.

What Students Are Saying

"Clint and Diana's feedback is very objective and professional, yet very kind and friendly that not only makes you push yourself and your skills beyond what you think you could do, but also makes you feel good and encouraged to work while receiving feedback. I can see a noticeable leap in my skills before and after their class, and I'm more than grateful for that."


Both course options use the same recorded online lessons

COURSE (Self-Study)

Sign-up Period: Always Available

Instructor Feedback: No

Payment: $195

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