Design & Illustration of Dynamic Characters

A course by Andrés Moncayo , Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Graphic Designer and Illustrator. New York, United States.
Joined June 2019

Design characters full of movement and color from scratch

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 89% positive reviews (9)
  • 587 students

Design characters full of movement and color from scratch

A course by Andrés Moncayo

When we endow an illustration with dynamism, our character can come to life. At least in our imagination. In this online course, graphic designer and illustrator Andrés Moncayo will teach you how to design dynamic characters.

Throughout the units, you will learn all the tricks to illustrate a protagonist in different postures that convey a sense of movement. Step by step, you will work on lights, shadows and textures to fill it with life and dynamism.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 18 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 89% positive reviews (9)
  • 587 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 17m)
  • 18 additional resources (5 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?

You will create a character and draw it in a dynamic position.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To anyone interested in drawing and character design.

Requirements and materials

To take this course it will be very helpful to have basic knowledge of Procreate and Photoshop or similar software, although you can also do it simply with pencil and paper.


587 Students
9 Reviews
89% Positive ratings
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Andrés Moncayo

A course by Andrés Moncayo

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Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Andrés Moncayo was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. He worked for several years in advertising agencies such as Leo Burnett and McCann Erickson and has been an illustrator and art director for his entire career. He has won several national and international advertising and illustration awards. Currently, he works as an Art Director and illustrator in New York.

He has developed a style of blocks and straight lines combined with a colored pencil texture that has evolved over the years. Specializing in character design, his illustrations focus on pop culture and subjects he enjoys such as video games, comics, and anime.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Start with Character

    • Tips and Suggestions in Procreate
    • Bases of Character Construction
    • Search References
  • U3

    Concept and Sketch

    • Character Characteristics
    • Sketch of the Character in a Neutral Position
    • Sketch of the Character in a Dynamic Position
  • U4

    Color and Finishes

    • Color Theory
    • Color the Character
    • Lights, Shadows, and Texture
    • Add a Dynamic Background
    • Final Touches: Color Correction
  • U5

    Beyond the Character

    • How to Expand Your Character and Work a Series
    • Publish Your Character on the Networks: Tips
  • FP

    Final project

    • Design & Illustration of Dynamic Characters

What to expect from a Domestika course

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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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.

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Design & Illustration of Dynamic Characters. Illustration course by Andrés Moncayo

Design & Illustration of Dynamic Characters

A course by Andrés Moncayo
Graphic Designer and Illustrator. New York, United States.
Joined June 2019
  • 89% positive reviews (9)
  • 587 students