Design and Intervention of Art Toys

A course by Mitote Rodela
Illustrator, graphic designer, modeler and sculptor. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined November 2016
, Illustrator, graphic designer, modeler and sculptor

Learn techniques for the design, modelling and painting of limited edition customised pieces

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (109)
  • 2024 students

Learn techniques for the design, modelling and painting of limited edition customised pieces

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (109)
  • 2024 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 14m)
  • 6 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Mr. Mitote -illustrator and artist specialized in modeling and character intervention- has collaborated with some of the most important toy brands in the world, representing, from the fusion of different techniques and disciplines, all kinds of animals and fantasy characters .

In this course, Mr. Mitote will teach you how to design and create a unique character, on a vinyl platform, using the mixture of different techniques and tools. For this, you will discover, step by step, the materials, techniques and processes necessary to intervene an art toy.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. materials
  • U3
    U3. Conceptualization of the piece
  • U4
    U4. Colour
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin by getting to know the work of Mr. Mitote, who will also talk about how he got involved in the creation of art toys. In addition, you will discover who your favorite artists are and what inspires you to carry out your creations.

Mitote will talk about the different platforms that are on the market and will show you the myriad of materials and tools that you can use to intervene and shape your own characters.

You will carry out tests and modeling exercises with plasticine and baking, which will test the resistance of the different materials.

Once you are more familiar with the materials, you will begin with the conceptualization of your final piece. You will look for references and make a sketch. You will choose the shapes that will make up your figure, as well as the color palette, which will be of great help when planning the use of materials to model and paint your final piece.

Finally, Mitote will give you some tips on how to paint your piece with spray, the use of airbrush for smaller areas and the use of the brush for details such as eyes or hair.

What is this course's project?

Taking as model a vinyl art toy, you will design and model your own character.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To illustrators, designers, artists and anyone interested in getting started in the world of character modeling and the intervention of art toys.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge of any kind is necessary, as Mr. Mitote will guide you step by step through the entire intervention process of an art toy.

With respect to the materials, you will need: a piece of vinyl, modeling clay, stickets, sprays, acrylic paint and brushes.


2024 Students
109 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Mitote Rodela

A course by Mitote Rodela

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Illustrator, graphic designer, modeler and sculptor

Mr. Mitote is a graphic designer by profession and a sculptor, artist and illustrator by vocation. With self-taught training in character modeling, he has become one of the most internationally acclaimed toy artists.

His work has led him to represent Mexico, his native country, in different individual and collective exhibitions worldwide, and his interest and concern for the arts have allowed him to experiment with different materials and techniques intervening different designer toys, and making collaborations with brands like Swatch or Kid Robot.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2


    • Platforms
    • Plasticine
    • Modeling tools
    • Materials for after modeling
    • Exercises to manipulate materials
    • Other forms
    • Baking and resistance tests
  • U3

    Conceptualization of the piece

    • From the idea to the sketch
    • Modeling
    • Last details of the modeling
    • Sanding and finishing
  • U4


    • Color palette and sprays
    • Details with airbrush
    • Final details
  • FP

    Final project

    • Design and intervention of art toys

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Design and Intervention of Art Toys. Craft, and Design course by Mitote Rodela

Design and Intervention of Art Toys

A course by Mitote Rodela
Illustrator, graphic designer, modeler and sculptor. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined November 2016
  • 99% positive reviews (109)
  • 2024 students