Featured Art Courses & Lessons
When it comes to mastering your abilities in any field of art, it's as much about the journey as the destination. A big part of that journey involves learning! To help you hone your skills as fast as possible we've hand picked some of the very best art courses from our full range of courses and featured them in the slideshow below.
The course library is growing bigger everyday, and it can be hard to keep up with all the awesome content our instructors are putting out there! So we've made it super easy for your to check out our latest releases below!
Wondering where to start? We've made that easy for you. Choose from any of the categories below to easily navigate our catalog of courses and resources, so that you can quickly find the ones you're after.
Every pro comic book artist knows that to draw effectively you've got to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals. A well drawn illustration is built upon a powerful structure that upholds the principles of perspective, proportions, form and composition. Below you'll find a collection of courses that focus on these specific topics. If you're just starting out on your journey as an artist, or you're coming back from a long hiatus - begin here.
Comic Art Masterclasses
If you're an advanced student in the art of comic book illustration, prepare to level up! Below you'll find an assortment of masterclass demonstrations, where you'll watch over the shoulder of trained experts and see their entire process unfold. Each demonstration gives you an invaluable opportunity to learn the advanced techniques, methods and the mindset of a pro comic artist. When you're ready to learn from the best - pick up any of the masterclasses below.
Tutorials & Ebooks
We all learn in different ways. Some of us like to watch over the instructors shoulder as they narrate their process in a video demonstration. Other's prefer to read books, taking in information at their own pace as they observe each step with written explanation and meticulously illustrated examples. Many of us prefer a combination of both!
With that in mind, HTDC offers educational content for artists in both video and written formats so that you can choose not just what you learn, but how you want to learn it. Below you'll find our full range of Tutorials and Ebooks. Some of them come with video demonstrations as well, so that you can both read and watch how it's all done.
Characters are a central focus of almost any comic book, so there's just no way around it - you've got to learn how to draw them well! An eye-catching character that looks great and emanates energy from their pose requires a solid understanding of anatomy, proportions, movement, foreshortening and design. To help you out with all of that, we've clustered our best courses on character creation below.
Animals & Creatures
When it comes to being a comic book illustrator, you've got to be able to draw just about anything - and that includes animals and creatures. They come in all different shapes and sizes but one thing they have in common with humanoids is that they adhere to a fundamental structure which holds within it their proportions, pose and placement.
There are parallels we can draw between creatures and mankind as far as anatomy and the mechanics of movement are concerned, but they're still different enough to earn their very own category of study. Below you'll find our top courses on drawing animals and creatures.
Vehicles & mechs
Every comic book character needs a hot set of wheels to get around in - or better yet a mech! The catch is you've got to know how to draw them first. Luckily we've got just what you need! Below you'll find a selection of course specifically dedicated to vehicles and mechs, created by our top instructors who specialize in vehicle and mech design.
Backgrounds & Environments
Backgrounds and environments are often overlooked. In a comic book emphasis is placed on the characters and story which surrounds them, but it's the background that gives their world context. It introduces a greater level of believability to the reader, drawing them deeper into the story and making your comic book that much more immersive.
Below you'll find all the know how you could ever want when it comes to drawing jaw-dropping backgrounds that compliment your character's and enhance the story. You'll learn everything from the basic principles of perspective to the complexities of set design.
Comic book illustration consists of three major components: penciling, inking and coloring. Now maybe you're content with mastering one of those skill-sets, but for those who want to go the whole mile and develop their abilities in all three disciplines, we've put together an assortment of courses that'll teach you all the tricks of the trade - starting with comic book Inking.
In this section you'll learn how to solidify your pencils with slick, streamlined inks that compliment the original line work of your drawing. Choose from our selection of inking courses below, taught by the top experts in the trade.
A splash of color truly is the icing on the cake when it comes to comic book illustration. But if done badly it can also be a major disservice to line art of the highest caliber.
Whether you plan on hiring a colorist or doing it yourself, understanding color theory along with the techniques and methods it involves will allow you to choose an approach that compliments the inked contours of your comic art. The courses below will teach you the precise coloring workflows typically used in comic book illustration.
Brushes & Drawing Resources
Here you'll find high quality tools such as custom brushes and drawing guides, created and used by pro comic book artists. These resources aim to help you execute your illustrations with optimized ease, and minimal stress.
Browse Our Full Course Library
Below you'll find our full course library. Our art courses cover a range of topics beginning with the basics such as figure drawing, anatomy, and perspective - to more advanced subjects like character, environment and vehicle design, rendering and digital illustration.
Everything you'll learn from our instructors can be applied to multiple visual art fields including comic book illustration, animation, story boarding and concept design. All artists depend on the fundamentals to draw effectively and our aim is to help you master most, if not all of them with our vast library of curated art courses.
Browse Courses By Instructor
If you want to become a professional illustrator in any field, whether it be comics, animation, movies or video games, the fastest way to level up your skills is to learn from the best. So we've carefully handpicked instructors who aren't just brilliant at their craft, but who are also excellent teachers.
But we also know that not every student will click with every teacher. When you find an instructor you 'get', who you really resonate with, it's always handy to have their full selection of courses just a click away!
If you've enjoyed the courses from a specific instructor and you'd like to discover what else they have on offer, just click their profile picture below to go to their instructor page and see their full course selection.
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