What You'll Get Inside The New "Character Creator Course: Women"

By now you’ve likely seen the previews for HTDC’s next Comic Art training package “Character Creator Course: Women”.

I began creating the outline for this Course around early March. Which is over 4 months ago! So by now, all these sneak peeks might have you wondering as to what the hype is all about and what the course actually has to offer you!

Well, that’s what this special update is all about. You’re about to get an inside look into exactly what you can expect to find inside “Character Creator Course: Women”, when it’ll be released and how much it will be.

Originally, the “Character Creator Course: Women” started out as simply the “Character Creator Course” and came about after I had the idea to create a fully-fledged “Comic Creator Course”. The ‘Comic Creator Course’ was to include an expansive set of lessons that would walk you through the entire process of creating a 6 page Comic Book Short – Covering the Pencils, Inks and Coloring stages.

This 6 Page short would center on a Character named ‘E’, the bad-ass rebel in the illustration above.

Before tackling the “Comic Creator Course” however, I decided to focus on the “Character Creator Course”, because before we would even be able to start making our own Comics we’d need to know how to draw the characters within it.

The “Character Creator Course” quickly became its own thing – being split into 3 separate categories – “How To Create Female Characters”, “How To Create Male Characters” and “How to Create Creatures”.

Which is where we arrive at the first volume of the “Character Creator Course: Women”.

“Character Creator Course: Women” focuses on the creation of ‘E’, the lead character in the Comic Book Short “Revolter” (that will ultimately be created during the 'Comic Creator Course'). Overall, the course is divided up into 4 key topics:

How To Design and Produce Female Characters

  • Lesson 1: Manga Studio Overview

  • Lesson 2: Reference Gathering

  • Lesson 3: Character Biography

  • Lesson 4: Pencilling The Character

  • Lesson 5: Inking In The Outline

  • Lesson 6: Shadowing The Character

  • Lesson 7: Rendering The Character

  • Lesson 8: Laying In The Base Colors

  • Lesson 9: Laying In The Shadow Colors

  • Lesson 10: Laying In The Highlight Colors

  • Lesson 11: Coloring The Trenchcoat

This set of lessons consist of a fully narrated Time Lapse covering the entire Character Production process – coming in at around 4 Hours in total watch time. They’ll give you a concise and condensed look into the methods used to Draw, Design, Ink and Color a finished Female Comic Book Character. As you watch, I’ll talk you through my approach, the tools and techniques I use and my mindset and philosophies when it comes creating your own Comic Book Characters.

For me, this set of lessons is a comprehensive overview of what goes into the process of designing and Producing a full color Comic Book Character Concept.

But the first 11 lessons inside this course was only the tip of the ice berg – because I wanted to drill down even deeper into the fundamental components of what went into drawing female characters for comics.

So after after the character design and production lessons, the following topics focus on drawing Female Heads and include the following lessons.

How To Draw Female Heads