3D Character Design and Illustration

A course by Enrique Escalona , Graphic Designer and 3D Illustrator

Graphic Designer and 3D Illustrator. Getafe, Spain.
Joined November 2014

Bring characters from your imagination to life from scratch with Cinema 4D, Redshift, and Illustrator

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (77)
  • 1134 students

Bring characters from your imagination to life from scratch with Cinema 4D, Redshift, and Illustrator

A course by Enrique Escalona

Pareidolia is the ability to find faces wherever you look. For graphic designer and 3D illustrator Enrique Escalona, this is his secret weapon for creating characters with simple expressions and big personalities. He transforms what he sees into sketches and works them into finished models with the power to charm any audience.

In this course, learn how to create 3D characters from scratch using Cinema 4D, Redshift, and Adobe Illustrator. Discover how to turn geometric shapes into bodies, design background elements for your character, and bring any idea from your imagination to life.

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What will you learn in this online course?

23 lessons & 22 downloads

Using Splines and Deformers 1
10 minutes, 36 seconds
Use of Splines and Deformers 2
11 minutes, 6 seconds
Character Drawing
9 minutes, 27 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (77)
  • 1134 students
  • 23 lessons (5h 13m)
  • 22 additional resources (10 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

What is this course's project?

Design and model a 3D character with a sidekick, from the first sketches to the final touches.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in 3D illustration who wants to create memorable characters like those from their childhood.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is needed to take this course.

The only materials you need are a computer with Cinema 4D, Redshift, and Illustrator. You can also use Photoshop to put the finishing touches on your work.


Reviews

1134 Students
77 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Enrique Escalona

A course by Enrique Escalona

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Graphic Designer and 3D Illustrator

Enrique Escalona studied audiovisual communication at the Complutense University of Madrid and graphic design and the Art School of Toledo. He currently devotes his time to creating original characters with loads of personality that are easily recognizable for their memorable features or unique ways of moving.

Enrique is the founder of collaborative projects like @congraphart and has worked with major brands like Xiaomi. He has also worked on sets for theatre productions like Young Frankenstein, The Addams Family, and Ghost thanks to his job as a production assistant for set construction.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Work Flow

    • Using Splines and Deformers 1
    • Use of Splines and Deformers 2
    • Generators and Volume Constructor
    • Search for References and Inspiration
    • Character Drawing
  • U3

    Adding Volume to The Character

    • The Face, the Soul of Our Character 1
    • The Face, the Soul of Our Character 2
    • Creation of the Character's Body 1
    • Creation of the Character's Body 2
    • Creation of the Character's Body 3
    • Creation of the Mascot
    • Body Preparation
    • A Place to Live 1
    • A Place to Live 2
  • U4

    Lights, Camera and Color

    • Lighting and Cameras 1
    • Lighting and Cameras 2
    • Color and Texture 1
    • Color and Texture 2
    • Color and Texture 3
    • Render and Export
    • Retouching the Render and Presentation
  • FP

    Final project

    • 3D Character Design and Illustration

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3D Character Design and Illustration. 3D, and Animation course by Enrique Escalona

3D Character Design and Illustration

A course by Enrique Escalona
Graphic Designer and 3D Illustrator. Getafe, Spain.
Joined November 2014
  • 100% positive reviews (77)
  • 1134 students