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Introduction to the Creation of Cartoon Style Characters

A course by Ed Vill
Illustrator and designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined April 2017
, Illustrator and designer

Learn the fundamental principles to create unique and extravagant characters

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (691)
  • 10875 students
Introduction to the Creation of Cartoon Style Characters

Learn the fundamental principles to create unique and extravagant characters

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (691)
  • 10875 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 21 Lessons (3h 56m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Cartoon characters stand out for their exaggerated features and marked personality, each of them represents situations and emotions with a very particular humor. Ed Vill spent his childhood glued to the TV screen, watching cartoons, something that marked his destiny and his style as a draftsman. Confessed enthusiast of the universe of the cartoons, he has become a specialist in creating unique characters and with each stroke he is shaping his personality until filling them with life.

In this course you will discover his process to draw cartoons and Ed will show you how to get incredible results with unexpected techniques.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Context
  • U3
    U3. Heating up motors
  • U4
    U4. Concepts to form and deform your characters
  • U5
    U5. Face
  • U6
    U6. Body
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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First you will know the work of Ed Vill, who will speak to you The cartoons and artists that marked and influenced his style.

You will see what a caricature is and Ed will share with you his process to define the physical and psychological characteristics of your character.

You will do some fun and creative exercises to discover your own stroke from the point and the line. And you will know how important it is to enjoy the process of creating a character.

Ed will tell you about his favorite tools to draw cartoons and will give you some very useful practical tips for forming and deforming characters: you will see concepts such as rotation of geometric figures, disposition and disproportion, and how to highlight and reserve combined figures.

The expression is one of the most important elements of a character, so you pay attention to each of the elements of the face: eyes, mouth, nose, ears and hair.

Then you will go on to shape the body and Ed will teach you to draw the typical classic caricature glove and other elements of clothing and accessories so that you can see your character.

Finally, you will apply everything learned during the course and create a unique character.

What is this course's project?

You will draw your own unique and extravagant character, from head to toe, defining your style and personality.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To illustrators, designers, creators of characters, and anyone who wants to start in the world of caricature in a free and fun way.

What you need

It is not essential to know how to draw, since Ed will give you the guidelines to lose the fear of the blank page and to find your own style.

With regards to materials, you will only need pencil and paper.


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Ed Vill

A course by Ed Vill

Illustrator and designer

Ed Vill was born in Caracas (Venezuela), although since 2016 he lives in Mexico. He considers himself an enthusiast of cartoons and has managed to turn his passion into a profession thanks to the creation of characters.

This illustrator and designer has worked as an editor and photographer in print media, has recorded albums, has had radio and television programs and has launched his own design brand: EdVill. She currently illustrates children's books and teaches character creation workshops 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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Introduction to the Creation of Cartoon Style Characters. A 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
  • 100% Positive reviews (691)
  • 10875 students