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Fantasy Character Design in Procreate

A course by Nicholas Kole (nkole) , Character Designer and Illustrator

Character Designer and Illustrator. North Vancouver, Canada.
Joined January 2020

Explore the depths of your imagination to develop original character designs using Procreate, from the initial concept to the final artwork

Best seller
99% positive reviews (189)
16032 students
Audio: English, Turkish
English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Explore the depths of your imagination to develop original character designs using Procreate, from the initial concept to the final artwork

“Style is like your accent when you speak, technical ability is like the vocabulary you use, and design is what you have to say”

Nicholas Kole is a character designer and illustrator who weaves words into the very fibers of the beings he creates, telling their story through visual elements. He’s worked on franchises like Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, and collaborated with major clients including Disney, Dreamworks, Nintendo, and Netflix.

In this online course, learn how to design fantasy characters from scratch in Procreate. Nicholas walks you through his creative process step by step, from the initial concept to the final artwork. Explore shapes, shadows, color, and volume to transform ideas from your imagination into original heroes.

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 15 downloads

About Me
4 minutes, 32 seconds
Influences
6 minutes, 42 seconds
Thumbnailing 1
19 minutes, 1 second
Flow and Line of Action
19 minutes, 59 seconds
Color Strategy and Harmony 1
18 minutes, 56 seconds
Ambient Occlusion
16 minutes, 31 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (189)
  • 16032 students
  • 21 lessons (5h 5m)
  • 15 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Turkish
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design a fantasy character in full color using Procreate.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to learn how to design original characters with Procreate.

Requirements and materials

Basics notions of Procreate are recommended to take this course.

As for materials, you just need an iPad with the app installed and a compatible stylus.


Reviews

16032 Students
189 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Nicholas Kole (nkole)

A course by Nicholas Kole (nkole)

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Character Designer and Illustrator

Nicholas Kole is a character designer and illustrator based in Vancouver, Canada. He developed a passion for creating characters as a child and knew by high school that it was his calling. He went on to complete a degree in illustration before entering the professional sphere, working across film, television, publishing, video games, trading cards, and toys. He loves the freedom and versatility of digital tools and draws all his designs exclusively in Procreate.

Over the course of his career, he has worked on franchises like Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, and collaborated with clients including Disney, Dreamworks, Nintendo, Activision Blizzard, Netflix, Hasbro, Mattel, Warner Bros., and EA Games. He currently holds the role of principal concept artist at Phoenix Labs.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Thinking

    • Asking a Question
    • Making a Mind Map
    • Creating a Mood Board
  • U3

    Sketching

    • Thumbnailing 1
    • Thumbnailing 2
    • Flow and Line of Action
    • Barcodes and Ladders
    • Tightening the Sketch 1
    • Tightening the Sketch 2
    • Tightening the Sketch 3
  • U4

    Painting

    • Masking 1
    • Masking 2
    • Color Strategy and Harmony 1
    • Color Strategy and Harmony 2
    • Hard and Soft Shadows 1
    • Hard and Soft Shadows 2
    • Ambient Occlusion
    • Finishing Touches 1
    • Finishing Touches 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Fantasy Character Design in Procreate

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

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

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates
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    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    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.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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FAQs

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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Fantasy Character Design in Procreate. Illustration course by Nicholas Kole (nkole) Best seller

Fantasy Character Design in Procreate

A course by Nicholas Kole (nkole)
Character Designer and Illustrator. North Vancouver, Canada.
Joined January 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (189)
  • 16032 students