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THE JOY OF CUTENESS

Learn to create, draw and paint adorable characters you’ll fall in love with!

I’ve created this course for anyone who would like to learn character design and as this is the cute edition, how to draw and paint cute characters specifically. Whether you’re just starting out, or have some experience, this course has something for you.

If you’re a beginner, that’s no problem, this course is designed to start at the very beginning, and I’ll be walking you through the whole way.

THE COURSE INCLUDES

59 Video Tutorials

Covering everything you’ll need to confidently draw & paint the cutest characters.

Worksheets

Begin with the basics and learn through practice with easy to use worksheets.

Assignments

Follow along with me then level up your skills with easy to follow assignments

Bonus: File Prep

Learn how to prep your files to use multiple times for your projects, all while maintaining the textured canvas effect.

Bonus: Brushes

8 amazing brushes, 1 transformative canvas, and 6 color palettes included so you can easily follos along in class.

Bonus: 3 Views

Learn how to draw a character in 3 views while maintaining size, shape and proportion.

MEET YOUR TEACHER

HI THERE, I'M KRIS

Hi there, my name is Kris Lauren, I’m a professional artist and illustrator specializing in digital resource creation. Drawing and painting have been my passion for as long as I can remember, and it’s my pleasure to share the knowledge I have gained with you.

I’m trained as a traditional and digital artist, as well as in 2D and 3D animation and I enjoy using all of these aspects in my work.

I’ve created this course for anyone, (that includes beginners!) who would like to learn how to draw and paint cute characters.

IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN CLASS

Character Design 101

Learn the fundamentals of what makes a character design successful.

What’s Cute?

Study what makes a drawing adorable and learn how achieve cuteness in your art.

How To Draw Cute

Break down characters and do loads of fun practice on individual elements.

How To Design A Puppy

Begin with drawing and painting a simple puppy character.

How To Design A Dino

Move on to drawing and painting a more complex character.

How To Design A Kitten

Complete a full illustration and learn more dynamic pose with an active line of action.

How To Design A Bunny

Draw and paint a more complex bunny with a strong back story.

How To Design A Mama

Create a cute older animal that tells a story and creates connection.

How To Design A Child

Fully illustrate a human child with a strong connection to a secondary character.

How To Design A Girl

Draw and paint your most complex character, a human girl.

How To Design A Pig

Continue to create story and use shape language to create a memorable pig character.

How To Design A Dog

Learn how to show a characters personality while drawing and painting.

How To Design A Bear

Expand your painting techniques while completing this adorable bear.

How To Design A Monkey

Further develop your understanding of all the lessons with our final piece.

Character Rotation

Learn to draw a characters in 3 views while maintaining its size and shape.

File Preparation

Maintain the textured look and prep your files for multiple uses.

BONUS CUSTOM BRUSHES

8 DIGITAL BRUSHES INCLUDED

FOR PROCREATE, PHOTOSHOP & AFFINITY

SKETCHING PENCIL

DULL SKETCHER

WET PAINT

SPRAY PAINT

DARK SHADER

LIGHT SHADER

PAINT BLOB BRUSH

MONOLINE

COLOR SWATCHES

Follow along using the exact same colors as I use in class.

TEXTURED CANVAS

Paper-like texture effects to make your paintings look even more authentic. (.procreate & .psd)

PROJECTS

A Peek at What We'll Be Working on Together in Class

These projects were designed to build in complexity, from beginner to more advanced techniques, so you’ll be ready to draw and paint any cute character.

PRACTICE ONE

You’ll start with practicing how to draw cute eyes using simple steps to create a variety of adorable options.

PRACTICE TWO

We’ll cover how to draw multiple muzzles and mouths using simple techniques to create cute expressions.

PRACTICE TWO

We’ll cover how to draw multiple muzzles and mouths using simple techniques to create cute expressions.

PRACTICE THREE

You’ll put together the previous lessons and practice drawing a number of lovely head shapes.

PRACTICE FOUR

We’ll cover how to draw multiple body shapes and practice how to use lines to show volume.

PRACTICE FOUR

We’ll cover how to draw multiple body shapes and practice how to use lines to show volume.

PRACTICE FIVE

You’ll learn a few simple techniques to draw cute hands and arms and feel more comfortable with the tricky bits.

PRACTICE SIX

We’ll cover how to draw multiple cute legs and feet that will help you feel confident with posing and position.

PRACTICE SIX

We’ll cover how to draw multiple cute legs and feet that will help you feel confident with posing and position.

PROJECT ONE

You’ll love jumping in to your first project creating this cute pup using simple shapes and step by step instructions.

PROJECT TWO

Next, using the knowledge you’ve gained in the previous lesson, you’ll create an adorable dino and mouse.

PROJECT TWO

Next, using the knowledge you’ve gained in the previous lesson, you’ll create an adorable dino and mouse.

PROJECT THREE

You’ll be excited to learn how to create a more dynamic line of action to create a character in motion, building on the foundation of the lessons.

PROJECT FOUR

Next, you’ll focus on story and posing this lovely little bunny and continue to work on line of action.

PROJECT FOUR

Next, you’ll focus on story and posing this lovely little bunny and continue to work on line of action.

PROJECT FIVE

You’ll learn how to create connection between characters, working on conveying a rich back story.

PROJECT SIX

Your final project will bring all your learning together to create a large scene with 5 unique characters that work together to tell an adorable story.

PRACTICE SIX

We’ll cover how to draw multiple cute legs and feet that will help you feel confident with posing and position.

RELAX AND ENJOY

WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE

THIS COURSE IS COMPLETELY SELF PACED WITH ENROLMENT YOU'LL GAIN LIFE TIME ACCESS TO PRE-RECORDED VIDEO CLASSES

There’s no need to rush or hit any deadlines, just work around your schedule. Take your time, rewind and watch as many times as you like. Our lovely testers went through the course over the course of a month and got stunning results!

You’ll have life time access to all of the course content, so you can come back and re-watch anytime.

Positive & Supportive Learning Environment

Relax and have fun while we hang out in the studio! I wanted to create and film this course as though we were sitting beside each other, drawing and painting together. I like to let you know what I’m thinking so that you can learn not just how to do something but why, and in doing so, make decisions with confidence. These lesson will help you improve your skills and boost your confidence like you never thought possible, and we’ll have a great time together.

CHARACTER DESIGN ACADEMY - CUTE EDITION

FULL COURSE CURRICULUM

59 VIDEOS
OVER 9 HOURS

Introduction

1. Character Design Cute Edition Intro
2. Install Guide
3. Procreate – Beginner quick tips

Module 1 – Developing a Character

1. What is character design
2. Tell a story
3. Silhouette
4. Shape Language
5. Exaggeration
6. Expression
7. Position/Pose
8. Module Review

Module 2 – Intro to Character Design

1. What makes something cute?
2. Eyes Shapes Practice
3. Mouths & Muzzles Practice
4. Head Shapes Practice Part 1
5. Head Shapes Practice Part 2
6. Torsos Practice
7. Hands and Arms Practice
8. Feet Practice

Modules 2.5

1. Intro to Project Modules

Module 3 – Puppy

1. Puppy Sketch & Linework
2. Puppy Painting
3. Puppy Final Touches

Module 4 – Dino

1. Dino Sketch
2. Dino Linework
3. Dino Painting

Module 5 – Kitten

1. Kitten Sketch
2. Kitten Linework
3. Kitten Painting

Module 6 – Bunny

1. Bunny Sketch
2. Bunny Linework
3. Bunny Painting Part 1
4. Bunny Painting Part 2

Module 7 – Mama bear and Kid

1. Bear & Kid Sketch Part 1
2. Bear & Kid Sketch Part 2
3. Bear & Kid Linework Part 1
4. Bear & Kid Linework Part 2
5. Bear & Kid Painting Part 1
6. Bear & Kid Painting Part 2
7. Bear & Kid Final Touches

Module 8 – Ballet Class

1. Pig Sketch
2. Dog Sketch
3. Bear Sketch
4. Girl Sketch
5. Monkey Sketch
6. Girl Linework
7. Pig Linework
8. Dog Linework
9. Bear Linework
10. Monkey Linework
11. Girl Painting
12. Pig Painting
13. Dog Painting
14. Bear Painting
15. Monkey Painting
16. Final Touches

Module 9 – Bonuses

1. Bonus: Drawing a character in all views
2. Bonus: File Prep
3. Final Thoughts

TRIED & TESTED

THOROUGHLY TESTED DIGITALLY & TRADITIONALLY
BY ARTISTS OF VARIOUS SKILL LEVELS

I’m so very thankful for these wonderful artists that combed through every aspect of the course to ensure the maximum quality and value.

STUDENT PROJECTS

“This course covers all the basics of character design and knowing this can take your character design to the next level. From drawing lines of action to create more dynamic poses, constructing characters using only the basic shapes and giving them personalities that tell a story, this course is not only great for beginners. Kris breaks everything down into manageable lessons that are easy to follow even as the characters become more complex. It’s a great foundation for you to create your own characters following this tried and tested method. It was a pleasure to be one of the first to test this fantastic course and I now have some super cute characters to add to my portfolio of work.”

Lindsay Elissa Coils
@slinkeee

“This course covers all the basics of character design and knowing this can take your character design to the next level. From drawing lines of action to create more dynamic poses, constructing characters using only the basic shapes and giving them personalities that tell a story, this course is not only great for beginners. Kris breaks everything down into manageable lessons that are easy to follow even as the characters become more complex. It’s a great foundation for you to create your own characters following this tried and tested method. It was a pleasure to be one of the first to test this fantastic course and I now have some super cute characters to add to my portfolio of work.”

Lindsay Elissa Coils
@slinkeee

“After completing the course, I certainly have more confidence in making cute characters of my own. The way the modules build up from simple to more complicated images lets you see that you’re making progress. The step-by-step method gives you the feeling of being taken by the hand from start to finish and in the end you have drawn something beautiful. I like that this course is divided into little bites of information. For a starter in drawing that helps a lot in not becoming overwhelming.  Kris explains everything in a clear way, very pleasant to follow, she puts you at ease. My confidence in drawing cute characters has grown so that I’m certain enough to draw my own cute characters.”

Beau
@beauxartistic

“After completing the course, I certainly have more confidence in making cute characters of my own. The way the modules build up from simple to more complicated images lets you see that you’re making progress. The step-by-step method gives you the feeling of being taken by the hand from start to finish and in the end you have drawn something beautiful. I like that this course is divided into little bites of information. For a starter in drawing that helps a lot in not becoming overwhelming. Kris explains everything in a clear way, very pleasant to follow, she puts you at ease. My confidence in drawing cute characters has grown so that I’m certain enough to draw my own cute characters.”

Beau @beauxartistic

“Kris has put together a thoughtful course. She breaks down all the elements of a ‘cute character’, allowing you to create your own unique character. The practice sheets for the eyes, mouth, hands and feet were so much fun that I just kept making my own versions. Not only does she teach you how to create a cute character she shows you how your character can live in many different spaces while maintaining the integrity of the background texture—that is pure gold! Ever since taking the course, I have been sketching and creating my own unique cute characters with no plans on stopping anytime soon. Thanks, Kris for this course!”

Maria Campagna @cotton_and_wood_designs

“I’m loving the course! But as I’m a beginner I decided to go slow and do all the exercises. You can see where I started and how I’m progressing. This class is amazing! I have all her brushes but I couldn’t understand how to use most of them. Particularly the second pack with wireframes. I believe that I will finally be able to do it! So exciting!!!”

Maria Campagna @cotton_and_wood_designs

“This course progressed in a way that let me build on my skill set from very simple to more complicated. Kris shared her information in a well thought out path and that made it easy to build confidence in her method. I didn’t feel like anything was out of my reach. I take lots of classes and this one had been the most beneficial for me in being able to feel like I could take this forward and build my own characters. Kris has solid knowledge in her process and is able to break that down in a very digestible way so she can help you reach your goals in character creation. Simple can be challenging and she makes it easy and inviting so anyone can do it. I would highly recommend this class.”

Michelle Therrien @michelle_t_art

“This course progressed in a way that let me build on my skill set from very simple to more complicated. Kris shared her information in a well thought out path and that made it easy to build confidence in her method. I didn’t feel like anything was out of my reach. I take lots of classes and this one had been the most beneficial for me in being able to feel like I could take this forward and build my own characters. Kris has solid knowledge in her process and is able to break that down in a very digestible way so she can help you reach your goals in character creation. Simple can be challenging and she makes it easy and inviting so anyone can do it. I would highly recommend this class.”

Michelle Therrien @michelle_t_art

“This course has a lot of content, and Kris is very adept at making it fun while pushing the artist to new techniques to broaden expertise. It’s an in-depth course that artists will see a marked improvement by the end. Kris’s artwork examples show professionality, and she is knowledgeable in a relaxed friendly way. A big learning progression from being in the dark to being able to create dynamic characters. I found looking at what we would be doing a bit daunting, but I surprised myself by accomplishing challenging characters with many elements and did so having fun and really liked seeing my cute characters come to life.”

valerie.brockbank @vrbwriter

“This course has a lot of content, and Kris is very adept at making it fun while pushing the artist to new techniques to broaden expertise. It’s an in-depth course that artists will see a marked improvement by the end. Kris’s artwork examples show professionality, and she is knowledgeable in a relaxed friendly way. A big learning progression from being in the dark to being able to create dynamic characters. I found looking at what we would be doing a bit daunting, but I surprised myself by accomplishing challenging characters with many elements and did so having fun and really liked seeing my cute characters come to life.”

valerie.brockbank @vrbwriter

COURSE BONUSES

8 FREE BRUSHES

Commercial License Included.

TEXTURED CANVAS

See your painting come to life.

COLOR PALETTES

Follow along with the same colors.

2 BONUS TUTORIALS

Learn to prep files and draw in 3 views.

CHARACTER DESIGN
ACADEMY

CUTE EDITION

Learn to draw cute character designs in Procreate or follow along using your favourite media. Walk through guided steps and build on each technique as you increase your skills. Discover how to view constructing characters differently, draw what you see and paint with digital media to create adorable designs that will amaze you! Then find out how to reuse your artwork for multiple projects and real world applications.

FOR ANY MEDIA

This course has been thoroughly tested in analogue with amazing results. Feel confident you too can improve your skills no matter what media you choose.

JOIN ME IN CLASS!

Learn to draw cute character designs with ease as I guide you every step of the way. After this course you’ll feel more confident in your drawing and digital painting ability, you’ll be amazed results.

I can’t wait to see what you create!
Be sure to tag me on instagram:
@pretty.little.lines.com
#prettycutecharacters

HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS?

Q.  Will the course be live or is it pre-recorded?
A.  The entire course is pre-recorded and there will be no live sessions.  So feel free to do the whole course in your PJ’s if you wish!

Q.  Are there subtitles?
A.  Yes, there are subtitles available in English, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

Q.  How long will I be able to access the course for?
A.  Forever!  You’ll have a lifetime access to the course, so you’re welcome to take as long or little time as you like to complete the course and come back and revisit anytime.

Q.  What tools will I need to do this course?
A.  In class, I will only be demonstrating using Procreate.  If you want to follow along with me, you’ll need a pressure sensitive iPad, the Procreate App (v. 5.2.5 or newer), and a pressure sensitive stylus (Apple Pencil).  This course can be completed in other drawing programs like Photoshop, Fresco, etc. or you may also use traditional tools, a pen or pencil and watercolor paint if you feel comfortable, but there will be no instruction on how to use any other programs or traditional painting methods.

Q.  Are there any special brushes I’ll need?
A.  For PROCREATE, PHOTOSHOP & AFFINITY users, all of the brushes you’ll need are included in the course.  If you’re using a different software, then you’ll need to use your own brushes.  These are not physical brushes, but digital brushes that are made for software programs.

Q.  I’m a beginner, is this for me?
A.  Yup, I know you can do it!  It’s great if you have a very basic knowledge of Procreate, but I’ve walked through everything step-by-step with beginners in mind.  If you don’t feel prepared, you can take my FREE Procreate for Beginners class alongside this course.

Q.  Do you offer any money back guarantee?
A.  Sure do! If you finish the whole course and feel you haven’t gained any benefit or learned anything then email me within 30 days of purchase for a full refund. Please note that it must be within the 30 days and the whole course must be completed, no exception.

WELCOME

To The Character Design Academy

Your comprehensive guide to cute character design. I'm so thrilled for you to start your journey, I'll see you in class!

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  • 59 video classes
  • Procreate, Photoshop & Affinity brushes
  • Procreate, Photoshop & Affinity canvas
  • Procreate, Photoshop & Affinity palette
  • Practice worksheets
  • Assignments to level up your skills
  • Bonus: how to draw a character in 3 views
  • Bonus: how to prep your files
  • Life time access
  • 30 day money back guarantee

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Academy - Cute Edition

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