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This introductory course to Character Design is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in learning how to create dynamic and engaging characters for animation. It is course is self-paced and allows learners to use any type of digital art software to complete the coursework. E.g., Krita, Photoshop, Clip Art Studio, etc. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of character design, including the principles of anatomy, proportion, and perspective.

Learn the art of solid drawing with AALI's Introduction to Character Design course

Why take this course?

Cherisse is an experienced professional in both character design and 2D animation. AALI Tutors have experienced professionals in the industry and are always available to provide guidance and support. Learners will create several characters of their own design, each with their own unique characteristics and personalities. Overall, this course is perfect for anyone looking to develop their skills in character design and create characters that can be used in animation, comics, or other digital media.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

 Plot ideas and create concepts
• Simplify and refine character designs
• Create poses using the line of action process
• Analyze storyboards
• Create simple backgrounds

1.5 Hrs | VIDEO TUTORIALS | 4 Assignments


The basic tools needed for the course:


  • Processor (Windows) - Intel Core i5 or i7

  • Processor (macOS) - Intel Core i5 or 17

  • Memory - 8 GB

  • Monitors  - 1280 x 800

Digital Drawing Tablets

Drawing Tablets such as Wacom Intuos, Huion, XP-Pen, etc. will be a necessary tool to complete some assignments. For animating the mouse can be used.

All courses have Tutor Support

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