Stylizing Human Characters

Stylizing Human Characters

taught by Jake Parker
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Brad Wells

Great class

I really enjoyed this class. Thank you.

Monica Maldonado

So helpful in my start of creating and designing new characters! Thank you, Jake!!

Oasim Karmieh

Brad Wells

I really enjoyed this class. Thank you.

Monica Maldonado

So helpful in my start of creating and designing new characters! Thank you, Jake!!

Oasim Karmieh

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Diana Blumczynski

I really enjoyed this class and loved the way that character design and stylization was broken down into the 3 different components. I feel like this class will help me a lot going forward with making really intentional decisions about how my char...

Lisa Griffin

Terrie Martin

First Last

I love watching a lesson done by Jake. He is interesting to listen to and gets the point across, even if its something very abstract. Thank you.

Michael Dominguez

Jake  Parker
Jake Parker
Illustrator/Cartoonist

About the Instructor

For the last 19 years Jake has worked on everything from animated films to comics to picture books. For several years he worked for Reel FX and Blue Sky Studios on such projects as Horton Hears a Who, Rio, and Epic. He is the creator of the popular Inktober drawing challenge. Jake currently works as an illustrator and cartoonist on children's books and comics. He works out of his home studio in Utah.

Learn how to stylize human characters

From animated films to children's books, the ability to create engaging, appealing, and stylized characters is a highly sought after skill set. In this course, Jake takes you through the thought process behind stylizing characters, how to break down a design from complex to simple, and apply those principles with techniques that work.

Learning to stylize:

In this class Jake deconstructs complex design problems into basic, understandable components. The lesson is broken down into these sections:

  • The Style Wheel, what it is, and how it helps your thinking behind design
  • Example: Stylizing an eye
  • Example: Stylizing an ear
  • The Style Wheel and character design
  • Examples of popular characters and deconstructing their style
  • Proportions
  • Shapes
  • Stylization of individual body parts
  • Demo of stylizing a character from a photo

In this class you will also learn:

  • the principles of character design
  • how to apply these principles to create different characters
  • how to analyze photos of people and apply real life reference to your designs
  • methods of working up from a thumbnail sketch to finished drawing

Course Contents

1 Video

Course Curriculum

New Chapter
105:32

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