Online class with Lynne Chapman

Expressive Picture Book Characters

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Use easy, effective techniques to draw believable human and animal characters with page-turning personality.

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Over the course of nearly 30 years as an illustrator, Lynne Chapman has published more than 30 children's picture books. Along with working on books, ...Read more

Lessons (7)

Creating Human Characters
1. Creating Human Characters
Meet your instructor, Lynne Chapman, and get started drawing expressive characters! Learn the basic shapes behind all human characters and identify th...Read more
19min
Creating Animal Characters
2. Creating Animal Characters
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using animals as characters. Practice sketching a cute cat with humanized features, such as feet and a smile...Read more
30min
Dressing Your Characters
3. Dressing Your Characters
Adding clothes to your characters makes it more fun for the reader! Learn how Lynne uses small details to help readers identify gender, social codings...Read more
13min
Adding Character & Emotion
4. Adding Character & Emotion
Lynne demonstrates the range of emotions possible with simple manipulations to facial features. Learn how to position certain features to create a var...Read more
29min
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Over the course of nearly 30 years as an illustrator, Lynne Chapman has published more than 30 children's picture books. Along with working on books, ...Read more

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