Picturebook Character Illustration with Procreate

A course by Gozde Eyce , Picturebook Creator

Picturebook Creator. Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Joined December 2020

Learn to create unforgettable picturebook characters to put together a portfolio and land the publishing projects of your dreams

  • 97% positive reviews (32)
  • 2071 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to create unforgettable picturebook characters to put together a portfolio and land the publishing projects of your dreams

A course by Gozde Eyce

With expressive features and a quirky personality, a beautifully illustrated protagonist has the ability to invite children into a picturebook and encourage them to explore the magic within its pages. Visual artist Gozde Eyce stumbled onto this powerful storytelling tool when she broke into the publishing field with her endearing character designs. Embracing imperfections and vivid colors, she has created expressive storybook stars that have led to collaborations with publishers and NGOs such as Justdiggit, UNICEF, and Mo’s Daughters.

In this online course, learn to design unforgettable picturebook characters with Procreate. Follow Gozde and create a portfolio page with various depictions of your fairy-tale hero, exploring everything from facial expressions and poses to digital color application. Hook your young readers with enchanting illustrated characters that earn a place in their hearts.

Read more ↓

What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 28 downloads

What Is a Character?
3 minutes, 54 seconds
Inspiration and Mood Board
4 minutes, 6 seconds
Sketching the Character
5 minutes, 40 seconds
Coloring the Character 1
13 minutes, 47 seconds
Sketching Sitting Poses
18 minutes, 49 seconds
  • 97% positive reviews (32)
  • 2071 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 11m)
  • 28 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design and draw a dynamic picturebook character for your portfolio.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to create captivating picturebook characters that resonate with young readers.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Procreate is recommended but not required.

As for materials, all you need is an iPad with the app installed.


Reviews

2071 Students
32 Reviews
97% Positive ratings

Gozde Eyce

A course by Gozde Eyce

Teacher Plus
Picturebook Creator

Gozde Eyce is a freelance illustrator and picturebook creator from Istanbul. After completing a degree in business management and working in the corporate world, she decided to turn her passion for drawing into a career. As a self-taught artist, she developed her skills by observing, reading, and sketching. Gozde eventually realized that her colorful and artfully imperfect illustration style was ideal for children’s literature, and she began sending out her portfolio to publishers, landing numerous freelance jobs.

Since then, she has taken on many different projects all over the world, including children’s books, kids’ apparel, and editorial illustrations. She has also collaborated with NGOs and publishers like Justdiggit, UNICEF, and Mo’s Daughters, embracing these opportunities to support causes like sustainability and equality.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting Into Character

    • What Is a Character?
    • Inspiration and Mood Board
    • Sketching the Character
    • Adding Elements to Give It Personality
    • Coloring the Character 1
    • Coloring the Character 2
  • U3

    Adding Movement

    • Sketching Emotions
    • Sketching Standing Poses
    • Sketching Sitting Poses
    • Coloring the Characters 1
    • Coloring the Characters 2
  • U4

    Final Touches

    • Add the Background and Shadows
    • Adding Some Elements to Make It Pop and Exporting the File
  • FP

    Final project

    • Picturebook Character Illustration with 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
    Plus

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    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.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


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.

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

If you're a Plus member, when you complete a course you've purchased, you'll instantly get your personalized certificate. You can see all your certificates in the Certificates section of your profile. You can download your certificates as PDFs and share the link online. Learn more about certificates.
Picturebook Character Illustration with Procreate. Illustration course by Gozde Eyce

Picturebook Character Illustration with Procreate

A course by Gozde Eyce
Picturebook Creator. Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Joined December 2020
  • 97% positive reviews (32)
  • 2071 students