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Introduction to the Creation of Cartoon Style Characters

A course by Ed Vill , Illustrator and Designer

Illustrator and Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined April 2017

Learn the fundamental principles to create unique and extravagant characters

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 20112 students

Learn the fundamental principles to create unique and extravagant characters

A course by Ed Vill

Cartoon characters are marked by their exaggerated features and extraordinary personality, each one depicting situations and emotions with a distinct design. Ed Vill spent his childhood glued to the TV screen watching cartoons, an activity that greatly influenced his future career and style as a cartoonist. As a self-proclaimed cartoon fanatic, he's become an expert at creating vibrant characters, gradually shaping their personality with every stroke until they're larger than life.

In this course, Ed teaches you his process for drawing cartoon characters and how to achieve incredible results with unexpected techniques.

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 16 downloads

What is the caricature?
8 minutes, 21 seconds
What defines a?
7 minutes, 40 seconds
8 minutes, 16 seconds
Point and Line
8 minutes, 47 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 20112 students
  • 21 lessons (3h 56m)
  • 16 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Draw your own extravagant character from head to toe with a unique style and personality.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Artists, illustrators, designers, character creators, and anyone who wants to learn a fun and free-form approach to drawing cartoons.

Requirements and materials

No drawing skills are required to take this course; Ed teaches you all the basics, including how to overcome your fear of the blank page and find your own style.

All you need is a pencil and some paper.


20112 Students
1205 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Ed Vill

A course by Ed Vill

Teacher Plus
Illustrator and Designer

Ed Vill was born in Caracas, Venezuela, but has been living in Mexico since 2016. As a self-proclaimed cartoon fanatic, he found a way to turn his passion into a career through the art of character creation.

In addition to illustration and design, Ed has worked as a writer and photographer for print media, recorded music albums, participated in radio and television programs, and even launched his own brand: EdVill. He currently illustrates children's books and teaches workshops on character creation for children and adults.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2


    • What is the caricature?
    • Language and character description
    • What defines a?
  • U3

    Heating up motors

    • Enjoying the process
    • Tools
    • Point and Line
  • U4

    Concepts to form and deform your characters

    • Rotation of geometric figures
    • Disposition and disproportion of the elements
    • Combined figures
  • U5


    • Eyes
    • Mouth
    • Nose
    • Ears
    • Hair
  • U6


    • New dolls of sticks
    • Weight and dynamics
    • Hands
    • Clothes and accessories
    • Arming our Character
  • FP

    Final project

    • Classic cartoon

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

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    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.

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  • 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.

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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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Introduction to the Creation of Cartoon Style Characters. Illustration course by Ed Vill Best seller

Introduction to the Creation of Cartoon Style Characters

A course by Ed Vill
Illustrator and Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined April 2017
  • 99% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 20112 students