Character Art School Complete Character Drawing

Learn How to Draw People and Character Drawings Professionally, Drawing for Animation, Comics, Cartoons, Games and More!

Last updated 2022-01-10 | 4.6

- How to Draw Characters Well
- How to Draw Out of Your Head Fast
- How to Draw in 3D

What you'll learn

How to Draw Characters Well
How to Draw Out of Your Head Fast
How to Draw in 3D
How to Draw Faces
Bodies and Hands
How to Draw like a Professional Artist
How to Draw Characters for Games
Comics and More
Draw with Pencils and Paper or Digital Art Tools
Utilize the included 7GB of Free Art Resources

* Requirements

* Paper and Pencils or Digital Tools
* Motivation to Learn!
* A Desire to Draw Professionally


Join over 400,000 students globally in the ultimate drawing course, whether you are a beginner who wants to learn how to draw, or an advanced student improving your skill.

What is Character Art School?

Character Art School is a learn-anywhere video course where you learn how to draw professional characters for books, games, animation, manga, comics and more. I’ve hand-crafted the Character Art School: Complete Character Drawing course to be the only course you need to learn all the core fundamentals and advanced techniques to drawing and sketching characters well. If you’re an absolute beginner or you’re already at an intermediate level, the course will advance your current drawing ability to a professional level. The course is a comprehensive 10 module guided video course, where the only limit to your progression is your determination and engagement in the rewarding assignments.

Whether you want to draw character design concept art for films and games, illustrations, comics, manga, Disney style or other styles, this is the course you need to get you there.

I’ll teach you to draw without fear, and I’ll teach you to draw well - quickly.

Finally, Learn Character Drawing Well

Whether you’re a complete beginner, or intermediate at character drawing, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew. Seriously. Inspired by masters and built on the theory of giants, Character Drawing Academy is one of, if not the most comprehensive character drawing course out there. I’m so convinced of this, I’ll give you a no-questions asked refund if you’re not satisfied.

Clear, Easy to Understand Lessons

Crystal clear in fact. Learning character drawing and how to draw people effectively means having information presented in a logical and coherent way. The Character Academy Course is modular by design, easy to grasp, and allows you to learn in a well paced, structured way. Engage in the course chronologically, then revise each module at your leisure. Grasp concepts, such as how to draw lips, eyes, faces, and more, faster than you ever have before – there’s no fluff here.

Assignments that are Rewarding

Bridging the gap between theory and practice, each module’s assignments have been designed to both reinforce theory, and feel rewarding. I’ve taken the core of the theory, and purpose built each assignment to help you rapidly progress, and you’ll see the difference in your own work almost immediately. Art is about doing, so let’s get started- let’s draw something awesome!

What's Your Style?

Whether you want to learn Character Drawing to draw for games, comics, cartoons, manga, animation and more, this course has you covered. I'm not teaching you a 'method' or a 'way' to draw, I'm teaching you to be fundamentally good at drawing characters, whether you prefer traditional pencil drawing or draw digitally.

What are Students Saying about the Course?

"Probably the best art course I've ever taken -- online or in college. Wonderfully presented, it helped me correct mistakes I'd been making that were really holding my artwork back. I've seen phenomenal progress after 30 days practice of the course material. Highly recommended." 

Dan Rahmel

"Just a perfect 5 stars rating. It's really complete and filled with advice, theories and concrete examples. As he said, it's probably the last character drawing course you'll take. It's all I wanted. Thank you so much Scott Harris!" 


"Amazing course. I haven't even started drawing yet because I'm in awe of how simple the instructor makes even the most complicated techniques look. At last, drawing like a pro is within my grasp! I also like the fact that the instructor allows me to just watch the first time through without worrying about drawing until I'm familiar with the concepts. My next time through the course, I'll be prepared and more confident than ever to begin drawing. Even so, I've already used some of the concepts in this course for a sketch here and there when I feel inspired to draw, and I can tell worlds of difference between my former drawings and newer ones. Laid back instructor, but very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this course."

Eric Beaty

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn to draw characters well, in any style
  • Individuals who love character art, from Video Game Art, to Animation, Comics, Manga and more

Course content

14 sections • 115 lectures

Introduction Preview 04:02

Updates, Resources and Community Preview 00:49

Always Remember This One Thing Preview 02:33

Let's Get Messy Preview 02:23

The Basic Structure of Art and Drawing Preview 04:40

Breaking Down the Structure Preview 10:07

See like An Artist Preview 04:47

Skill vs. Emotion in Drawing Preview 02:15

The Importance of Story in Drawing Preview 03:46

Drawing with Believability and Drawing with Realism Preview 01:44

Maturity As An Artist Preview 05:40

Drawing Art Studies vs Drawing Art Creation Preview 01:42

Drawing Imaginative Art Preview 01:29

Module 1 Summary Preview 11:44

Module 1 Assignments Preview 00:38

Drawing Warmup and Penmanship Preview 07:26

Drawing in 3D Preview 11:45

Dynamic Drawing Preview 11:46

Showing Depth in your Drawings Preview 04:47

Asymmetry in Drawing Preview 06:40

Drawing Line Weights Preview 08:28

Drawing Thinly and Lightly Preview 03:43

The Importance of Drawing Fast Preview 03:26

Two Stage Drawing Workflow Preview 11:24

What is Drawing Style? Preview 07:00

How to Use References when Drawing Preview 06:16

Developing Your Visual library for your Drawings Preview 04:02

Drawing Theory Stacking Preview 06:08

Module 2 Assignments Preview 01:01

Introduction to Module 3 Preview 03:18

Drawing the Proportions of the Body Preview 09:38

Drawing the Head - Drawing Head Proportions Preview 06:30

Drawing the Head Proportions - Side View Preview 03:33

Drawing Hands - Drawing the Hand Proportions Preview 02:50

Dynamism in the Form Preview 03:38

Drawing the Head and Neck Forms Preview 15:13

Drawing the Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis Forms Preview 13:50

Drawing the Arms and Legs Forms Preview 10:28

Drawing the Hands Forms Preview 12:25

Drawing the Forms of the Feet Preview 07:38

Drawing the Forms of the Breasts Preview 05:30

DEMO Putting the Forms Together Preview 18:43

Drawing the Eyes | How to Draw Eyes Preview 20:24

Drawing the Ears | How to Draw Ears Preview 10:22

Drawing the Nose | How to Draw the Nose Preview 07:37

Drawing the Mouth and Lips Preview 11:41

DEMO Facial Features Preview 15:46

Let's Talk About Anatomy Preview 03:14

Module 3 Assignments Preview 02:24

Module 3 Anatomy Study Plan Preview 05:28

Anatomy Study Resources Preview 00:02

What is Gesture? Gesture Drawing Fundamentals Preview 10:28

Gesture's Core Foundation Preview 14:49

Drawing Action in the Form Preview 04:25

Important Drawing Lines Preview 03:12

Drawing Axis and Assymetry Preview 09:48

Basic Gesture Drawing Preview 06:05

Intermediate Gesture Drawing Preview 04:59

Advanced Gesture Drawing Preview 16:18

Drawing Life Gestures Preview 07:16

How to: Gesture Drawing Exercises Preview 01:04

Module 4 Assignments Preview 01:44

Drawing Workflow 1: Two Stage Workflow Preview 10:25

Drawing Workflow 2: Multi-Stage Workflow Preview 07:32

DEMO Multi-Stage Drawing Workflow Preview 15:41

DEMO Realtime Drawing Workflow Preview 02:20:56

Finding Your Ideal Drawing Workflow Preview 04:25

Module 5 Assignments Preview 01:06

Module 6 Introduction Preview 01:35

The Center of Gravity when Drawing Characters Preview 04:48

Asymmetry in Character Drawing Preview 06:20

Squash and Stretch - Animation Concepts for Drawing Preview 02:46

Drawing Action and Re-action Preview 05:18

Gender and Age Differences when Drawing Characters Preview 07:10

Character Drawing and Character Design Essentials Preview 10:58

Focal Points when Drawing Characters Preview 10:16

Drawing Unique Characters Preview 04:52

Utilising Symbolism when Drawing Characters Preview 03:03

Silhouette Value for Character Drawing Preview 04:53

The Three Core Elements of Character Design Preview 03:52

The 5 Core Elements of Drawing Good Character Compositions Preview 26:03

Using All of Your Drawing Knowledge Preview 02:41

Module 6 Assignments Preview 01:17

Dynamics of the Face for Drawing Preview 06:36

Keys to Expressing with the Eyes | Drawing Expressive Eyes Preview 12:48

Keys to Expressing with the Eyebrows | Drawing Expressive Eyebrows Preview 05:09

Keys to Expressing with the Mouth | Drawing Expressive Mouths Preview 20:33

DEMO Drawing Facial Expressions and Drawing Emotions Preview 26:10

Module 7 Assignments Preview 01:04

Fundamentals of Drawing Hair Preview 17:08

Basic Components of Drawing Hair Preview 10:04

Drawing Basic Hair Shapes Preview 20:14

DEMO Drawing Hair and Hairstyles Preview 23:15

Drawing Clothing with Cloth Dynamics Preview 32:35

Module 8 Assignments Preview 00:57

Creating Clean Lines and Line Art for Finishing Drawings Preview 17:10

Creating Rough Clean Lines and Line Art for Finishing Drawings Preview 03:00

Character Page Composition when Drawing Characters Preview 06:23

Final Assignment Preview 00:54

Intro to Character Drawing Demos Preview 01:04

DEMO Carmi Commentary and Drawing Timelapse Preview 20:34

DEMO Carmi Full Demo Drawing Preview 04:02:02

DEMO ChronoViper Commentary and Drawing Timelapse Preview 30:41

DEMO ChronoViper Full Drawing Demo Preview 03:25:46

DEMO Roderick Commentary and Drawing Timelapse Preview 14:03

DEMO Roderick Real-time Drawing Demo Preview 02:01:17

Conclusion to the Character Drawing Course Preview 01:29

DEMO Asuka Full Drawing Preview 38:01

DEMO XGirl Full Drawing Preview 18:03

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcut Guide Preview 00:02

Photoshop Brushpack Download Preview 00:02

Procreate Brushpack Download Preview 00:02

Clip Studio Paint Brushpack Download Preview 00:06

Paint Tool Sai Brush Settings Preview 00:01

Kenji Basic Workflow Example Preview 00:00