Imagine how cool it’d be to create your own stunning Superheroines!
It’d be awesome right?
If that’s something you want to do, but aren’t exactly sure how it’s done - keep reading because this course might be just what you’ve been looking for!
In this 5+ hour video demonstration I’ll show you an easy to follow, step by step method for creating beautiful comic book women from start to finish. Each lesson is concise and to the point, cutting out the fluff and leaving you with a clear guide that’ll reveal how it’s all done.
You’ll learn the complete production workflow for designing, drawing, inking and coloring three female comic book characters using a combination of Manga Studio and Photoshop. Along the way I’ll explain my creative process in detail and show you the exact techniques I use to digitally illustrate high quality, professional looking comic book characters.
The Embarrassing Truth...
Hey it's Clayton, I'll be your instructor for this course.
Before going into this, you need to know something - I possess no natural talent in the slightest. Truth is I sucked at drawing women from the start. I couldn't draw them in proportion, the anatomy was atrocious, and their poses looked bland or broken. All of them were manly, ugly or deformed. "Cringe-worthy" would be the perfect way to put it.
And the worst part was, all I wanted to draw was sexy ladies!
I think that's what pushed me to keep going despite my discouraging results. I simply wanted to get good, so I embraced the challenge. As you can see in the illustrations below, my ability to draw women improved considerably over time. They still weren't perfect by any means, but seeing that progress inspired me to keep going.
What I Can Offer You
So why would you want to take advice from me if I started out as just another amateur?
It's true, I wasn't gifted. All I had on my side was plenty of time and determination. I ran into hundreds of obstacles along the way, doubted myself about a thousand times, and turfed out who knows how many failed drawings into the garbage.
So why didn't I just stop? Because I was rapidly getting better! Every mistake taught me something new, and I made plenty of them. That was my only edge - failing fast.
I analysed everything I did wrong and solved it in one way or another. I posted on forums, asked advice from artists who were better than me and took every online course I could find on drawing beautiful women. I believed I could be better.
Fast forward to now, and I've taught hundreds of students across multiple universities how to avoid many of the pitfalls I fell into, and accelerated their learning as a result.
That's what I'm offering you in this course. A definitive volume of knowledge on the art of creating stunning, comic book women, so you don't have to figure it out on your own. I'm offering you a shortcut.
So Let's Unpack It...
Chapter 1 - Preliminary Concepts
The course starts out by taking you through the preliminary design phase of character concepting, where we’ll brainstorm ideas for 5 different Superheroines that we could potentially develop into finished designs. This initial stage is all about kick-starting your imagination so that you’re able to get something down onto the page right away.
Chapter 2 - Foundations
Then we’ll pick 3 Superheroine designs to develop into finished characters - as we draft up a series of striking poses that exude confidence, power and maximum sexiness! We’ll map out the anatomy and the key muscle groups throughout their body to make sure they’re all structured correctly. Our primary goal in this chapter is to establish a solid foundation for each character that we can build our ultimate design around.
Chapter 3 - Design Draft
Next we’ll begin developing a more definitive concept for our characters right over the top of their pose! This stage is all about experimentation, exploration and nailing down final the look of our Superheroines. It’s the fun part - where we get to build upon the preliminary idea we came up with earlier and take it to a more refined level.
Chapter 4-6 - Inking
Now we’re ready to ink! In this lesson you’ll learn how to define your pencils with sharp, slick and energetic line art. I’ll show you how to implement Weight Variation to ramp-up the appeal of your contours, how to render tone, materials, value and texture details, and how to accurately place shadows according to your light source. On top of that you’ll learn how to accurately ink hair, clothing, armor, leather and robotic-tech.
Chapter 7-10 - Coloring
The last four chapters of the course are dedicated to coloring - How to pick complementary color schemes that are pleasing to the eye and contrast well with the design; and how to light, shade and render the individual aspects of each character’s anatomy, costuming and hairstyle. I’ll explain in comprehensive detail why and how I approach the coloring process in the way I do, to ensure predictable and consistent results in the finished presentation of my character designs.
Assignments and Access to
The Virtual Comic Art Classroom (VCAC)
Each chapter comes with an accompanying assignment to help you put everything you learn throughout the course into action. Better yet, you’ll be able to submit your assignments to the Virtual Comic Art Classroom - a closed Facebook Group where you’ll get direct, one-on-one feedback on your work from me, as well as your comic art classmates!
This guarantees that you’ll see a significant improvement in your work from purchasing this course - and if you don’t see any results whatsoever after implementing what you’ve learned, you’ll get a full a refund within 30 days of purchase.
What You’ll Learn
The full comic art production workflow for 3 female characters
Professional character design techniques
Advanced Inking, rendering and coloring methods
Specialized techniques for rendering form, hair, drapery, metal and a variety of other materials
What You Need Before You Start
This course is for intermediate to advanced students only!
A base level understanding of drawing (form, shape, perspective)
A base level understanding of figure drawing (proportions, anatomy, gesture)
Beginner level understanding of Photoshop and Manga Studio
Clip Studio Paint (Manga Studio), Photoshop and Tablet
Who This Course Is For
This course is for anyone who wants to create stunning Superheroines using the complete comic book character production workflow taught in this course.
The core lessons in this course cover as span of 5.5 hours in total, spanning across 11 separate chapters that each focus on a specific aspect of the character creation workflow used to create 3 unique Superheroines.
Each video goes for 20-50 mins, showing and describing in detail my approach to sketching, penciling, inking and coloring. Note: Video recordings are time-lapsed to keep each lesson concise and to the point while still being extremely informative. Click here for more info
This course comes with a number of assignments (11 in total) that have been put together for you to implement the methods and techniques learned throughout each Chapter.
Each assignment includes as task, aim and recap on the accompanying Chapter to highlight the key insights that were taught throughout the lesson. Some include a questionaire to help you reflect on your progress and assess your approach so that you can achieve better results.
Virtual Comic Art Classroom Access
When you get this course, you'll receive access to the Virtual Comic Art Classroom (VCAC) - where you'll be able to submit your assignments to get personalized feedback on your Superheroine character's from me directly. You'll also be among other motivated peers on the same path as you to comic art mastery who will also offer you feedback.
This companion guide was created as a complimentary reference booklet that you can use to reference and compose a variety of color combinations that work extremely well! The 8 page PDF features a standard color wheel, multiple color schemes and a detailed color psychology wheel to help anchor certain emotions, moods and feelings to your Superheroines.
You'll also find a break down of the color palette's used for each Superheroine along with and overview of the coloring process for quick review.
Photoshop Files and Brushes
The PSD files and Brushes used throughout this course are included inside the package. All layers are separated, organised and named correctly so that you can go through and dissect every aspect of the project file to your heart's content. They can also be opened in Manga Studio.
With access to these files, you'll also be able to crosscheck them with your own to make sure you're on track.
Introductory Videos to Manga Studio & Photoshop which guide you through the application's interface and give you an in-depth overview of the inking/coloring methods used throughout this course. These lessons have been included as a brief crash course for beginners who are completely new to working digital. (This content will be added to the Superheroines Course Package March 15)
Hardware Overview Video shows you the tablet and other physical tools used within this course. (This content will be added to the Superheroines Course Package March 15)
Anatomy Reference Templates that show you detailed diagrams of the female muscle structure and simplified body planes - from the front, side, three quarter view, back and back three quarter view. (This content will be added to the Superheroines Course Package March 25)
The Superheroines Transcript provides a readable guide, complete with screenshots from the course itself that you can refer back to, or follow along with as you watch the course. (This content will be added to the Superheroines Course Package March 30)
Workshop Video Lessons give you a deeper understanding of the penciling, inking and coloring techniques demonstrated inside the course. These complimentary chapters are meant to fill any knowledge gaps - and are added intermittently through student feedback and requests. (This content will be added to the Superheroines Course Package On an Ongoing Basis)
You’ll receive an e-mail for every update and future update to this course, and will be able to access them from your course package as soon as they’re published.
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Will the construction of the characters be in real-time?
The lessons are all time-lapsed. Here's why that's a good thing for you!
In the full course, I cover how to pencil, ink and color three full characters, and most of the lessons go for 40-50 mins. Inking and coloring are quite simple and repetitive tasks once you understand the basics, but they're also very time consuming. So in putting this course together I realised the most important things you would need to know is the process, and how to execute that process. So I trimmed the lessons down to just those elements, so that you could get the most important information you needed, in the shortest amount of time possible, without having to sit through 30-50+ hours of footage to find what you're looking for.
I find courses that long are just too overwhelming for students to get into, and are usually never completed by the student just because it goes on for so long. I myself have many courses I haven't completed just because I don't have the time to.
Because the Superheroine lessons are time-lapsed, you're able to get a more wholesome overview of the entire process, rather than getting lost, or bored in the many hours it would take you to get through the real-time demonstration. You still get all the information you need, with a full understanding of how everything works, but it's delivered to you in the most optimized way possible.
Combined with the carefully scripted dialogue, assignments, and the Virtual Comic Art Classroom, I believe this course will truly help you to upgrade your skills in a reasonable amount of time- but most importantly there will be a greater chance of you completing it in it's entirety without getting bored or overwhelmed by the amount of content.
If you're worried or concerned about missing out on any aspect of my process due to the time-lapse - don't be. I can assure you, everything you need to know is covered in detail. Remember, you'll see the drawing, inking and coloring process demonstrated 3 times over on three separate characters. So the content is quite thorough. But if you still feel you didn't get what you were looking for out of the course, I'm more than happy to refund your copy of the course within 30 days of purchase. So you really have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
Contact me at if you have any questions or concerns about Character Creator: Superheroines - And I’ll be happy to answer them for you!