Construct, Design & Refine Your Own Comic Book Characters
Within 3 Days You'll Learn How To:
✎ Construct Characters With Bang-On Proportions, Vivid Shape and Awesome Anatomy
✎ Draw Characters With Powerful Poses That Pack a Wallop!
✎ Create Unique, Memorable & Bad-Ass Character Designs
✎ Pro Techniques to Outline, Detail, Texture and Render Your Characters For Maximum Aesthetic Appeal
Would You Like To Consistently Create Incredible Characters That Excite And Inspire?
Character's are the primary storytelling vehicle of any great comic book artist - so they need to be eye catching, relatable and most importantly, drawn with IMPACT!
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Hey my name's Clayton Barton and I'm proud to present the Character Creator Workshop.
Anyone can learn how to pose a character with accurate proportions and anatomy - mandatory principles you'll learn throughout this program.
But there's far more that goes into drawing a character than just the fundamentals. They're important for sure, but they're only the beginning of what makes a memorable character great.
When they work that is - and they don't always work, even when they're perfect.
You might think I'm talking crazy right now but perfect proportions and anatomy that aren't attached to a vision, that aren't funneled into a purpose and used to realize a timeless character concept, serve as nothing more than a figure drawing study.
There's so many artists out there with all the knowledge in the world, and no idea what to do with it.
It's always been your creativity that holds the key to your greatest character creations. That, and the ability to see, and solve mistakes early on in the process - using them as check points that lead you to ultimate victory.
Most of my characters are riddled with mistakes in the beginning, even till this day, and I credit all of them for my success.
It's not about never messing up. It's being aware enough to know what you don't want... and that's why character's can be so hard to draw.
Sometimes, you simply don't know what you don't want... and even if you did, without a strategy to solve those issues, the character drawing journey can be a nightmare.
Bring Your Characters To Life!
The other key thing amateur's and pro artists alike are missing from their characters is expression!
The only way for the audience to truly connect with your character is if they feel what they feel - confident, powerful, diabolical, ecstatic, full of terror - you name it.
How a character holds themselves tells us so much about them. How they perceive themselves and others, what they're thinking, what they're feeling. What kind of personality they have. It takes them from being a lifeless drone and shows us who they really are.
Characters set the vibe of the scene. The emotional context of the situation they're a part of. How your characters feel about what's happening within the story is how the viewer will feel.
If your character lacks emotional gravitas they'll lack believability, and without that they simply won't leave an impression no matter how well drawn they are.
All of this is achieved through non-verbal communication. That's right, speech bubbles mean diddly-squat. It's all about facial expressions and body language - from the micro to the extreme.
In the Character Creator Workshop, you're not just learning how to draw a well structured character - you'll be given the tools you need to bring them to life.
When you've got the strategies to catch, diagnose and solve mistakes on the fly, the ability to conjure up an iconic character idea, then breathe vitality into them through their poses and facial expression - you can create comic book characters that are in a league of their very own.
There's one thing that'll boost your character
drawing abilities x10...
Something far greater than just another method or technique -
and you won't find it in a course, book or Youtube Video.
I've taught people in the classroom as a university lecturer, guided them as a mentor, and critiqued them as a comic book editor - and if there's a single thing I've learned during all that time, one thing that makes the biggest difference in their development, it's receiving feedback tailored to them, their work and their needs.
It's having a pro with experience help them out when they get stuck, someone with a trained eye who's seen it all before, to answer their questions and shine a light on where to focus next.
You won't find that in a pre-recorded course or Youtube Video. You won't get it in a book. There's likely no one in your immediate circle you can ask for that kind of help. You could reach out to an experienced artist online, ask them to give you some tips and advice, but that's not quite the same either.
You need a comic art coach that'll give you the time and attention needed for you to see real progress - and that's a big part of the Character Creator Workshop - arguably the most valuable part.
Just imagine for a moment what a difference that could make in your artistic development? How much of a boost that'd give your abilities?
Those burning questions you've been holding onto, the doubts that've made you want to give up and the obstacles that have you stuck - put to rest, resolved once and for all so that you can move forward instead of stagnating.
That's the gift the Character Creator Workshop offers - and if you think you might benefit from this kind of intimate learning experience then continue reading to discover exactly what you can expect to get out of this intensive 3-day Character Drawing boot camp.
You're Reading This For a Reason
You know your characters need work, and you want to see them improve. So you know the level of ability you’re at now, and you probably know what level of ability you want to have.
There’s just one thing left to consider. How are you going to get there? Well today I’m giving you that opportunity, a chance to have the one thing that can make a real difference…
HTDC’s Character Creator Workshop gives you a step by step method for drawing, designing and refining your own comic book characters, with every component of the process broken down and demonstrated for you real-time.
But what really sets the Character Creator Workshop apart is that I’ll be there to personally coach you the entire way through - to help you implement everything I’m teaching, to offer critiques, catch your mistakes, provide you with draw overs and to give you advice on key areas of improvement.
That's right. This is the full package. When you enroll in the Character Creator Workshop today you'll get a complete character production workflow, broken down and explained in full - plus in-depth feedback to ensure you know exactly what to focus on to see real improvement in your work.
An Immersive Learning Experience
The Character Creator Workshop is a short but intensive LIVE program, where you’ll get years of experience and knowledge downloaded into your brain over the course of just 3 days - complete with critiques and feedback from a trained professional.
DAY 1: FOUNDATIONS
On day one we'll cover the basics - character construction, proportions, anatomy, and posing so that you've got all the tools you need to reinforce your characters with a sturdy foundation.
Then I’ll show you how to provoke your creativity to spawn a selection of unique and interesting ideas for your characters. You'll discover the key roles silhouette, shape and design architecture play in conjuring up a memorable concept - and from there we'll create a collection of thumbnail sketches that you'll take with you into the next session.
DAY 2: CREATION
With a solid grip on the fundamentals, and your kick-ass character idea now in hand, I’ll take you step-by-step through the very same workflow I use to illustrate characters on a daily basis. It's simple, straight forward, and designed to give the characters you draw the very best chance of success.
You'll build your character with a solid foundation, providing them with a striking pose that exudes personality and liveliness. Then we'll overlay the anatomy on top - positioning, sizing and scaling each muscle group to the desired proportions of your character.
And then comes the finishing touches - slick, sharp and streamlined contours, carefully weighted to describe your character with vivid shape. We'll discuss lighting, rendering and style. Then add the final polish to achieve a professional finish.
DAY 3: QUESTIONS, ANSWERS, FEEDBACK
Here’s the best part - the one thing that sets this program apart from anything else you'll find elsewhere…
Day 3 is dedicated to you. Answering your questions, solving your challenges, and obstacles. Giving you the feedback, advice and direction you need to take your characters to the next level.
This includes draw overs and examples so you can see the precise ways in which your characters can be improved.
When you book in for the Character Creator Workshop
you'll join a LIVE class of just 9 other students and myself.
Which means you’ll learn from their experiences and their mistakes, as well as your own - multiplying your learning power by 10 fold.
Working with such a small class of motivated, driven learners means I'm able to give you the attention, guidance and feedback needed to ensure this Workshop works for you.
What you're getting with the Character Creator Workshop is an intimate, and highly interactive learning experience that will fully engage you - where you'll be putting my best methods and techniques to work, and observing their immediate impact on your character art.
By the end of every session you'll actually have something to show for it.
Each session is held LIVE over Restream and is limited to 9 students max!
The class runs through your Chrome web browser so there's no need to install any third party software or plugins. I'll email you a direct link to join the call on the day the workshop class is scheduled to start, just click that and you're in!
Because the Workshop is LIVE, you'll be able to ask me questions and get as much direction as you need to ensure everything you're learning really sinks in and you're able to apply it correctly.
I've purposely limited student numbers so that I'm able to give you personalized feedback on your work and gage your progress closely throughout the Character Creator Workshop. My top priority is for you to succeed.
So as an added bonus, you'll also get access to the HTDC Inner Circle - a private Facebook Group dedicated to HTDC students.
You'll be able to post homework, get feedback from me and other students, as well as ask questions. Best of all, you'll be part of a motivated group of artists who are driven to develop their drawing skills, and help others to do the same.
At no point will you be left hanging, unsure of what to do or how to do it.
In fact, an entire hour will be dedicated to answering your questions at the end of every session to help you overcome any obstacles you might run into along the way. That includes draw-over critiques as well!
LIVE in-person training is what sets this workshop apart from most other courses that focus on character creation.
Every student will receive a video recording of the Character Creator Workshop sessions so that you can go back and re-watch the classes as many times as you'd like.
That's right - even though these are LIVE, interactive sessions, you get to download and keep them as video files for playback, just like any other online course.
And just to sweeten the deal, you'll also get access to a resource folder full of anatomy diagrams and slides for you to reference whenever you need them.
After you’ve gone through The Character Creator Workshop, you’ll have an in-depth knowledge on what goes into drawing awesome characters that look bad-ass and leave a lasting impact.
You’ll have crystal clear clarity on how to improve your characters, all doubts about how to proceed vanquished - and complete confidence that if you work on the key areas I’ve brought to your attention, you’ll see a massive leap in the quality of your character illustrations.
The greatest gift I’ll be giving you in this workshop is mass momentum, during and after our time together. I want to fast track your learning so you can finely start drawing the kind of characters you always dreamed of drawing. More than anything else I want you to see results.
And if you’ve hit a plateau, if you’re lost, or unable surpass the same challenges that keep knocking you on your back again and again - I’ve made The Character Creator Workshop for you.
Your progress needn’t be stifled any longer. The next level is closer than ever, because today is the day you take massive action.
Here's What To Do Next
If you want to draw characters with confidence now to is the time to take action. Get in NOW to secure your spot in the upcoming Character Creator Workshop.
A training package like this is easily worth $600+. That's more than a fair investment cost for three days of LIVE in person tutoring. But maybe not one that's affordable for you right now.
I don't want money to be an issue, and I don't want you to miss out on this.
The entire Character Creator Workshop is normally $298. But if you enroll now, you'll get it ALL for half price.
That’s one simple payment of $149.
Just click the blue button below and claim your spot right away.
Here's What Else You're Getting When You Enroll Today
If the 50% discount isn’t enough to get you to take action on this game-changing opportunity, these exclusive bonuses sure will. When you book into the Character Creator Workshop today for 50% OFF you'll also receive:
Figure Drawing Fundamentals: Proportions
Making sure your characters are measured up accurately is key to their success - and almost always if there's an underlying issue that’s messing up their anatomy you can bet it’s got something to do with bad proportions. That’s why this is the best complimentary program I can think to include with your enrollment into the Character Creator Workshop. A program that ensures your characters are constructed with a solid foundation that gives them the best chance of success.
Comic Book Character Creator: Superheroines
You’ll also receive a copy of Comic Book Character Creator: Superheroines - a course that shows you not only how to draw female comic book characters, but how to ink and color them too. You’ll see three separate examples of my character creation method demonstrated throughout this training, each step broken down with in-depth explanation. The perfect reference for you to refresh your memory on the character creation workflow you’ll learn throughout the Character Creator Workshop.
Exclusive VIP Access To the HTDC Inner Circle
What if you could get continual feedback on your characters beyond the Character Creator Workshop? The HTDC Inner Circle gives you exactly that. It’s an exclusive Facebook Group of likeminded artists and instructors who constantly help one another to improve. If you’re looking for accountability, insight, inspiration and advice - the HTDC Inner Circle is the place to be and when you book in for the Character Creator Workshop today I’ll send you a personal invitation to join.
Why You Should Book In Now
Since I can only let 9 students into the Character Creator Workshop at a time, spots are very limited.
The reason these classes are kept so small is so that you're able to receive the attention and feedback you need to get the most out of this training program.
I'm going to work alongside you to make sure you fully understand the strategies used to draw dynamic, comic book characters, and how to apply them.
Over 3 days you'll see a progressive improvement in the characters you draw - but only if you book in now.
The Character Creator Workshop runs once a month, and if it fills up before you get a chance to book, you'll have to wait until the month after to take advantage of this opportunity.
Are you a dabbler, or are you serious about honing your craft and becoming pro comic book artist?
Then don't delay your learning. There is nothing better to invest in than your passion - and if you know this is an area you could be doing better in, then you owe it to yourself.
You could put this off till next month, or ignore this opportunity altogether. But where will that get your abilities? More off looking characters, with odd proportions that don't quite look right?
When You Secure Your Spot in The Character Creator Workshop You'll Receive:
✎ A confirmation e-mail with the times and dates the Workshop will be held
✎ Personalized feedback, guidance and questions answered at the end of each session
✎ A downloadable video recording of the complete Character Creator Workshop
✎ Access to Character Creation resources including slides and diagrams for you to keep as reference
✎ Figure Drawing Foundations: Proportions - the must have course when it comes to figure drawing fundamentals.
✎ Character Creator: Superheroines - my complete character creation workflow revealed in one tidy package
✎ Access to the HTDC Inner Circle Facebook Group where you can post homework, ask questions and get feedback
✎ 30 day money back guarantee if you feel I haven't delivered above and beyond
But you need to act now because these Workshops fill up fast! - sometimes just hours after they launch. No pressure, but that's literally what happens and I don't want you to miss out on this.
So if you're seeing this offer right now, and you think it might be just what you need to boost your character drawing abilities, don't wait, get in while you can. Spots are limited, and if the Character Creator Workshop is open now, it won't be for much longer.
Click the button below and claim your spot in the Character Creator Workshop today. The 50% discount and the free bonuses are gone once all spots are filled - or the timer hits zero.
Risk Free Money Back Guarantee
I want to talk to the artists out there that have tried everything and are still feeling stuck. The artists who've bought every book and course under the sun, watched every Youtube video on character illustration, read all the tutorials… but still aren’t where they want to be.
I know exactly how you feel. I did all that stuff too, and I want you to know I’ve got your back.
If by the end of the Character Creator Workshop you feel like you haven't improved as much as you'd hoped, I’ll personally give you a full refund, no questions asked.
That means if you're not 100% satisfied with this Workshop, you could do the entire thing and still get your money back.
I'm taking on all the risk for you here. The worst that can happen is you get a free workshop.
This is the fairest way I know, to back the value you'll get from the Character Creator Workshop. I believe in this training package and the results you'll see from taking it mean something to me.
So if I don't deliver on what’s promised, I don’t want to keep your money.
I'll take the hit if this doesn't work out. You've got everything to gain and nothing to lose by enrolling in the Character Creator Workshop right now, today.
Are You Ready?
You can’t go wrong here. This really is the one thing that can take your character drawings to a new level… fast.
So book your spot right now. Remember - you’re saving 50% and you’re getting three bonuses free when you join the Character Creator Workshop today.
After you’ve booked your spot for the Character Creator Workshop, you'll get a confirmation e-mail.
Commonly Asked Questions
Q: Do I need a webcam to participate in the Character Creator Workshop?
A: Not at all! While a webcam could add a more visual element to our interactions, it's not essential for your participation or your learning process in the workshop. The key to this workshop is your active engagement, which can easily be achieved through voice chat or text. Remember, the most important thing is your work and the progress you make in your character creation skills. We're here to support and guide you, webcam or not.
Q: What are the minimum requirements to participate in the Character Creation Workshop?
A: The Character Creator Workshop is designed to be inclusive for various skill levels. Here are the minimum requirements for participating:
Basic Drawing Skills: You should have a foundational understanding of drawing to get the most out of this workshop. But remember, you don't need to be an expert! We'll be covering lots of fundamentals during the workshop.
Art Supplies/Software: Depending on your preference, you'll need either traditional drawing materials (like pencils, paper, and erasers) or a digital drawing tool (like a tablet and stylus) along with a software like Photoshop or Procreate.
Time Commitment: As this is a live three-day workshop, you'll need to be available to attend all sessions. Don't worry if you miss something; all sessions will be recorded so you can revisit any concepts at your own pace.
Internet Connection: A stable internet connection is essential to attend the live sessions and to interact with the instructor and fellow students.
Microphone/Webcam: Having a microphone for voice chat can enhance your learning experience, allowing for clearer communication during feedback sessions and promoting a more interactive learning environment. However, it's not a mandatory requirement. A webcam is also optional.
Open Mind & Positive Attitude: Be ready to learn, make mistakes, and grow. This workshop is all about improvement, so come with enthusiasm and be open to receiving and giving constructive feedback.
Remember, you don't need a webcam or even a microphone to participate effectively. Engaging via voice chat or text is entirely adequate. We're here to support you, regardless of your setup.
Q: How long does the Character Creator Workshop last?
A: The Character Creator Workshop is a short but intensive 12 hour program spread over three days. Each day is filled with in-depth instruction, practical work, and personalized feedback sessions.
Q: Who will be instructing the workshop?
A: The workshop will be led by Clayton Barton, an experienced professional who has extensive knowledge and practical experience in character creation for comics and video games.
Q: Will I get any one-on-one feedback during the workshop?
A: Absolutely! On the third day of the workshop, Clayton will provide individual feedback on your character illustrations, offering detailed guidance on how to improve and enhance your work.
Q: Is the workshop suitable for beginners?
A: Yes, the workshop is designed to guide participants from the basics of constructing and posing characters to advanced techniques of character design. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate artist seeking to refine your skills, the workshop will be beneficial.
Q: What if I miss a session or want to revisit a lesson?
A: No worries! The entire workshop will be recorded and you will have lifetime access to these materials. You can revisit the lessons and feedback sessions as many times as you need.
Q: Will there be any group activities or discussions?
A: Yes, you will be part of a small, intimate group of learners. Not only will this provide a collaborative and enriching learning environment, but it also allows for sharing experiences, learning from others' mistakes, and enhancing your own creative process.
Q: How will this workshop help improve my character illustrations?
A: This workshop aims to provide an in-depth understanding of character construction, anatomy, and design. With personalized coaching, individual feedback, and group learning, you will gain insights into key areas of improvement, stimulate creativity, and learn practical techniques to significantly level up the quality of your character drawings.
Q: What happens after the workshop? Will I continue to receive guidance?
A: The recorded sessions of the workshop will always be accessible to you for revisiting lessons. While the direct guidance concludes with the workshop, the insights, techniques, and feedback you receive will continue to guide your future illustrations. Furthermore, the learning from the workshop is designed to build self-critique skills and problem-solving abilities, aiding your independent progress.
Q: Do I need any specific materials or software for this workshop?
A: Once you've signed up for the workshop, you'll receive a detailed list of recommended materials or software. The workshop is designed to accommodate a range of mediums, both digital and traditional.
Q: What if I am not able to complete a character design in the given time?
A: The aim of the workshop is to help you learn and grow at your own pace. If you're unable to complete a character design during the designated time, you can always complete it later and use the recorded feedback sessions and teaching materials as a reference.
Q: How many people will be in each workshop session?
A: We maintain a small, intimate group of students for each workshop to ensure that everyone gets enough attention and personalized feedback. The exact number may vary, but we always strive to keep the group size optimal for an enriching learning experience.
Q: Will there be assignments or homework outside of the live sessions?
A: While the bulk of the learning and practice happens during live sessions, there might be small exercises or tasks to perform in your own time to better internalize the lessons learned.
Q: Can I take this workshop if my primary interest is not comic book characters?
A: Yes! While the workshop focuses on comic book characters, the principles and techniques taught are applicable to any type of character design, including those for video games, animations, novels, and more.
Q: Do I need to have a character idea before the workshop starts?
A: Not at all. Part of the workshop involves provoking your creativity and helping you come up with unique and interesting ideas for your characters.
Q: Can I sign up for the workshop from any location?
A: Yes, as long as you have a good internet connection, you can join the Character Creation Workshop from anywhere in the world. The workshop is conducted in English, so a basic understanding of the language is necessary to fully benefit from the program.
There are no magic pills. Being a great comic book artist can only be achieved through hard work, patience and consistent practice. Our Workshops aim to give you the roadmap, but you still need to apply the steps and guidance given to you. We only want serious people who are motivated, willing to put in the effort, and committed to honing their craft. Without the necessary actions taken on your behalf, we cannot guarantee that you'll get results from our advice, techniques or strategies.
We want to help you along your journey by providing feedback, guidance and actionable steps. You should know that HTDC's Workshops are for educational and informative purposes only. Nothing on this page or our site is a promise of your future success as a comic book artist. Any examples of art or video referenced here are illustrative concepts only and should not be considered average, exact or promised outputs of future performance.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns about HTDC's Workshops - And I’ll be happy to answer them for you!