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Digital Character Painting with Procreate

A course by Erick Hernández Anda
Illustrator. Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Joined May 2020
, Illustrator

Illustrate characters like a pro by playing with backgrounds, lighting, texture, and color

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 90% positive reviews (232)
  • 7614 students

Illustrate characters like a pro by playing with backgrounds, lighting, texture, and color

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 90% positive reviews (232)
  • 7614 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 17m)
  • 12 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

In the character design industry, perseverance and practice are two key factors to standing out among your peers. Discover how to elevate your creative potential with Procreate, one of the most prominent digital illustration tools on the market. Learn all you need to create unique characters with Erick Hernández, an illustrator specialized in concept art for characters.

In this course, learn how to illustrate detailed characters in a professional way, using Procreate to achieve complex effects just like those in your favorite video games and movies. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to use lighting, backgrounds, color, and textures to their maximum potential and breathe life into original characters.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Knowing Procreate and the basics of rendering
  • U3
    U3. Character illustration
  • U4
    U4. Finishing touches
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Erick, see some of his work, and learn about his career as a professional creative. Get a run through of what you’ll cover in the course and see how to prepare for your final project.

Explore the range of possibilities that Procreate offers. Learn the fundamental aspects of rendering an illustration and see how it can affect the light, texture, and color of your character.

Then, apply your new skills and give life to your character. Understand the importance of collecting references and explore the different ways you can add color to your artwork.

Learn how to add subtle details and make your work really pop. Play with backlighting, material textures, and other tricks that Erick will show you. Finally, see how to add a background and the best way of exporting your piece in different photo and video formats.

What is this course's project?

Create a detailed illustration of a character based on a sketch.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For artists who want to perfect their rendering techniques or anyone looking to become more effective with Procreate. Anyone interested in learning how to present their character creations like a pro will also enjoy the course.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you’ll need an iPad with Procreate and an Apple Pencil.


7614 Students
232 Reviews
90% Positive ratings

Erick Hernández Anda

A course by Erick Hernández Anda

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Erick Hernández is from Aguascalientes, Mexico and has been working as a freelance digital illustrator since 2017. He has worked with clients around the globe on projects like book cover illustrations, character illustrations for video games, animation of illustrations, and more.

He has been actively involved with video game developers, which nurtures his passion for fantasy and science fiction. His most recent work includes character illustrations for Halberd Studios.


  • U1


    • Introduction
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Knowing Procreate and the basics of rendering

    • Procreate tools
    • Texture and light 1
    • Texture and light 2
    • Learning about color
    • Characters
  • U3

    Character illustration

    • References
    • Line art
    • Values Black and white 1
    • Black and white values 2
    • Color
  • U4

    Finishing touches

    • Details
    • Substract, difference and exclusion
    • Backgrounds
    • Process video and export image
  • FP

    Final project

    • Digital Character Painting with Procreate

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

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Digital Character Painting with Procreate. Illustration course by Erick Hernández Anda Best seller

Digital Character Painting with Procreate

A course by Erick Hernández Anda
Illustrator. Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Joined May 2020
  • 90% positive reviews (232)
  • 7614 students