Learn to draw people and characters using simple shapes. 

Feeling comfortable with drawing backgrounds for your artworks starts with a great composition.

Drawing characters is always fun! It can add a lot of personality and stories to your illustrations. Character design is used in many art forms like every feature film, tv animation, video games, comic books, children’s books as well as corporate visuals, and illustrations.

If you want to feel more comfortable drawing characters for your own or client projects, this class is for you.

What students say about the course

"I was always interested to draw people and always thought it was going to be a difficult task. This class changed it! I' able to draw really cute characters now and I can't stop. So happy to have taken this class. Really helpful, accessible, and inspiring :)"


- Rebeca M. 

What you will learn

In this class, I will take you through the journey of designing characters using simple shapes, so you get more comfortable and have a solid starting point when drawing characters for your illustrations.

We will be placing the characters in an interesting little story setting of a house which we could call “Humans of my neighborhood”, so it’s even more fun to practice drawing characters.

You will gain a solid skill for developing your character design style further. 

You will learn to draw:

Heads, hair and different hairstyles
Male and female torso
Arms and hands with a few hand gestures
The whole body

I will also show you how you can take inspiration from references and learn how to simplify the real-life in your character design.

At the end of the class, you will have an illustration you could print out for your home, give to a family member, or take your design further and even use it in your portfolio if you create your own custom house illustration.

See you in the class!

What you will get

Video lessons with practical examples - Resources - Class project

Who is it for?

Whether you are a beginner just starting to learn about drawing characters, or you are a little bit more experienced illustrator looking into learning some new skills, this class is for you.

Hi, I am Iva from Art Side of Life and I will be your instructor

Course Curriculum


Access to Resources

Course Project

Brushes Setup

Lesson 1 - Drawing Head

Lesson 2 - Drawing Male Hair

Lesson 3 - Drawing Female Hair

Lesson 4 - Drawing Torso & Arms

Lesson 5 - Drawing Hands

Lesson 6 - Drawing Legs & Feet

Lesson 7 - Character within Composition I.

Lesson 8 - Character within Composition II.

Lesson 9 - Characters Exaggeration

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

You can start and finish at your own pace.

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have lifetime access to the course. You can start and finish it anytime you want. 

How can I pay for the course?

At the moment, we accept PayPal and credit card payments. Some students have had issues with Visa debit card and Visa prepaid card. If you have the possibility to use another credit card, please do so. Otherwise, please contact me at artsideoflife.com/contact

What equipment do I need to take the course?

Personal computer, tablet or smartphone. Please make sure you have access to a reliable internet connection to stream the videos. You will also need an email account to receive communication concerning this course. 

Where can I contact you in case I need help?

In case you have any questions related to this course, please contact me at artsideoflife.com/contact

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