POPULAR: Dynamic People Illustration in Procreate: Drawing Gestures and Poses

By Iva Mikles •  Updated: Mar 14, 2021 •  Online Classes

Get comfortable and confident when drawing character poses and gestures.

Do you ever feel that your characters could be more lively, expressive, and dynamic? Or, are you looking for more ideas to take your character designs to the next level? Then, this class is for you! ☺︎

Level Up Your Character Design Skills

Many of you, after taking my class about Stylized Characters Design, have shared that you would like to learn and practice more about character design!

And so, in this class, we will level up and I’ll take you through the journey of making your characters more lively, expressive and dynamic, by using simple shapes and drawing poses and gestures.

We will be creating a lot of little stories using character poses, gestures, clothes, and props, culminating in creating a group of characters – a stylized portrait of your friends, family, or a characters lineup for a movie or a game.

What Students Say?

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“This class felt like a treasure trove! Iva gives so many examples and you’ll already learn a lot by just drawing along. I really like that the course is organized based upon poses ( sitting, running etc.) both in 3/4 view and front view. The organization of lessons makes it easy to just follow parts of the course and save the rest for later. I would definitely recommend the class if you want to practice your character drawings and especially their poses”

Marjet, Student

What You Will Learn

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

We will talk about the importance of gestures and body language so you can make your characters appear confident, shy, happy, or elegant. And you will get inspired by various examples on how to color and finish your sketches.

You will also get two creative challenges for mood and simple storytelling while adding props to your characters.

But wait, there is more ☺︎

You will learn how to approach sitting, walking, running, jumping, floating poses with lots of quick tips as well as professional advice from working with clients.

Last by not least, we will talk about what to consider when you will be creating a group and composition consisting of more characters.

At the end of the class, you will have an illustration you could print out for your home, give to someone from your family, and friends, or if you create your own, custom designs, use them in your portfolio.

I will be using Procreate 5X, but feel free to use any other drawing software or medium you prefer.

In addition, you will also get a bunch of freebies to use with this class:

Let’s get started with expanding your horizons and drawing awesome characters!

See you in the class!

Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am an artist, illustrator, founder of Art Side of Life®, and Top Teacher on Skillshare. Since 2009 I've worked as an illustrator, character designer, art director, and branding specialist focusing on illustration, storytelling, concepts, and animation. I believe that we are all creative in infinite numbers of ways, so I've made it my mission to teach you everything I know and help either wake up or develop your creative genius. Learn more about me.

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