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Jump into character rendering with profile illustration

Overview: Character portraits are a great hireable industry skill and stepping stone to full character illustrations but many artists struggle to execute them at a professional level. In this class we'll start by covering the components, such as rendering skin and features, then pull together the lessons into a finished character portrait. Class will cover:

   •    Workflow for an illustratively realistic human character
   •    Rendering skin and skintones
   •    Proportions and forms of the head
   •    Creating a finished portrait for your portfolio

Lessons will feature completed images for examples, live demos and weekly assignments with feedback.


This class is listed as Intermediate difficulty, meaning that it is best if you already have foundational drawing and shading skills as they will not be covered. For a guide of the tiers, go here: Tier Examples

Experience with rendering people/characters is helpful but not required. This class is not recommended for complete beginners. If you are unsure if you have the skill necessary for this class, please contact us at and include a link to your online gallery, and we will let you know.

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Product Type: Live weekly online class

Instructor: Clint Cearley
Duration: 8 weeks (2.5hr/class)
Price: $650
Skill Level: Intermediate
Software: Adobe Photoshop (or similar)

Schedule: Tuesdays 10am - 12:30pm (GMT +1)

Sep. 13th - Nov. 8th (no class Oct. 11th)

Fall 2022 Class