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Online Short Course. Digital Concept Art, Character Design Classes for Beginners

4,8 / 5
More than 150 reviews

Explore the realm of imagination and technique in our online Digital Concept Art course. Dive into a world where creativity meets technology, mastering digital tools to craft captivating worlds and characters limited only by your imagination.

Online recorded classes
Inspiring programme
Step by step instruction
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Online short course with feedback
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13 lessons (approximately 26 hours)
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Embrace working at your own pace
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Simple to join, Prerecorded course
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97% students recommend
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4.8*/5. Lecturers help, provide feedback
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No previous experience needed
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Online short course with feedback
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Simple to join, Prerecorded course
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97% students recommend
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No previous experience needed

Taking an online drawing course was one of the best decisions ever – I never thought I had so much talent in me!

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Eveline W.

Draw Place stays one of my favourite and also the best! Lessons were astonishingly fascinating.

carl

Carl W.

The course taught me a great deal

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Karina S.

Draw Place’s staff and teachers are great and friendly, and I can really see my drawing abilities progressing fast 😊

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Zhanet S.

I highly recommend this art school. I have taken several courses now and I plan to continue.

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Jan B.

How do Draw Place courses work?

Online course

Online course

Video recordings of the course led by professional artists. You can watch the recording and do the assignments at any time

Feedback option

Feedback option

You can select the feedback option to receive support, a tutor will be available to chat with you several times a week

Expert guidance

Expert guidance

The tutor will provide step-by-step guidance, making it a flexible way to achieve beautiful results in your art journey.

You can do it

You can do it

Your teacher will introduce you to theory, share a ton of tips and tricks. Your works are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!

A computer with an internet connection is all you need

A computer with an internet connection is all you need

It's really simple! All you need to do is to turn on your computer, connect to the internet and enjoy your course!

Revisit the lessons

Revisit the lessons

Recordings of all lessons, presentations, learning materials, reference pictures, and links to further resources are available at any time.

Do you want to try your hand at designing your own characters and even detailed, living worlds?

Are you into digital art? Do you want to see the process behind game worlds and character design from the author’s perspective? Do you want to really dive into it and learn to design characters, worlds, weapons, make concept art, and truly master the digital art software? Join our course, learn from the best and achieve amazing results!

What to expect?

This online digital painting course is all about character, item, and weapon design. You will master the brushes and different materials to create light, shadow, textures, working your way up to faces, entire characters, and their personalities. Your teacher will also help you create unique weapons or magical artefacts. By learning concept art and character design, you are putting your foot in the door that leads to game design, comic books, or even the movie industry! 

Join a course to learn and relax!

Basic character psychology, work with references, speedpainting, character design – this and much more is what this course will teach you! Take a peek at the magic that happens behind every game, comic, or movie character design and learn from our patient, experienced teachers. 

Your instructor will guide you through the whole course plan that we developed with great care and attention. You will learn everything you need, from complete basics to advanced techniques. You can play each video as many times as you want over the year. You can easily do it all and create works you’ll be proud of!

We promise that you will have fun and create art pieces that will bring you joy every time you look at them. Now don’t waste any more time – enrol now and join us on a creative journey from the comfort of your own home!

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Course plan

1 Introduction to character design
2 Materials and textures
3 Materials and textures, part two
4 Character photobashing
5 Speedpainting
6 Designing a magic book
7 Designing a magic book, part two
8 Weapon design
9 Learn facial anatomy
10 Character psychology
11 Finishing up your character sketch
12 Final character design
Bonus lesson

Check out our course gallery; you will make amazing art like that too!

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You can do it!

Learn Art, Design Online with Draw Place!

You have access to the course video and other materials for one year.

An experienced tutor will guide you through the course step by step

Create amazing artworks that are guaranteed to make you proud – all online!

Online video course

In the video-based course with detailed lessons, you create from the comfort of your own home. Our curriculum is designed to inspire your creativity and nurture your artistic skills, all within the convenience of your personal space. Explore your artistic potential and develop your talent at your own pace.

With a substantial number of lectures at your disposal, our course ensures that you have more than enough opportunities to dive deep into the world of design and acquire the expertise you need to master this creative field.

Learn at your own pace

Discover the freedom to explore your creative passions at your own pace with our online video course. Our extensive course allows you to delve into the world of art, unlock your artistic potential, and hone your skills whenever it suits you. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, our flexible learning approach empowers you to take control of your artistic journey.

Content is available to you repeatedly

Our course provides access for an entire year, allowing you to revisit the video content as often as needed. Plus, all the course materials will remain available for you throughout the year, ensuring that you have the resources and support required to excel in your artistic journey.

You can do it

Our art video courses are designed to ensure that you'll do great, even if it's your first-ever encounter with art. Don't worry if you're a complete beginner - our step-by-step tutorials will guide you through the creative process, guaranteeing your success in your artistic journey. We believe that everyone has an artist or designer within them waiting to be unleashed, and our courses are the perfect starting point for your artistic exploration, no matter your level of experience.

Final certificate

Upon successfully completing one of our art video courses, you'll have the opportunity to receive a beautiful completion certificate. This certificate not only serves as a symbol of your dedication and achievement but also as a testament to the new skills and knowledge you've acquired during your artistic journey.

All you need is a computer with an internet connection

Surely you already have that at home! The technical side is very straightforward, you just need a PC or a laptop with an internet connection. You can start making art in the comfort of your home.
Join us and get creative without leaving your living room!

Beginner course

Our video courses are thoughtfully structured to cater to complete beginners, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to kickstart their journey with confidence. However, our courses aren't just for novices; they offer a rich and educational experience for those with prior creative exposure as well.
For complete beginners, our courses provide a gentle and nurturing introduction and exercises. You'll find clear, easy-to-follow instructions that break down complex concepts into manageable steps to ensure you feel empowered from the very beginning.

Inspiring programme

ou'll find that our course content is designed to pique your interest and fuel your passion for art and design. This course consists of 13 engaging lectures, spanning a total duration of 26 hours, ensuring that you have ample time to absorb and master the wealth of knowledge provided. Through engaging lessons, captivating demonstrations, and hands-on projects, we aim to make your learning experience enjoyable and thought-provoking. Our instructors are not just experts in their respective fields; they are also passionate about sharing their knowledge and igniting your creative spark.

In every lecture, you'll find informative presentations packed with valuable content to enhance your learning journey.

Let's make art online, in real time! It's really easy. Come join us!

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Join the Draw Place universe and unlock your creative potential. We look forward to meeting you!

4,8 / 5
More than 150 reviews

Awesome courses, nice and friendly teachers. I have taken two already and will be back for more. You should definitely sign up too!

Kateřina Š

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Taking an online drawing course was one of the best decisions ever – I never thought I had so much talent in me!

Eveline W.

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I highly recommend this art school. I have taken several courses now and I plan to continue.

Jan B.

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I loved the course and the teacher too – they made the lessons feel very relaxing yet very informative.

Calvin R.

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A course for beginners and intermediate students, with expert teachers who motivate you and help you use your skills to the maximum. I will be back!

Barbora T.

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Taking an online drawing course was one of the best decisions ever – I never thought I had so much talent in me!

Avia P.

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Amazing courses taught by inspiring instructors.

Martina B.

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The best drawing courses!

Viktoriya M.

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Draw Place stays one of my favourite and also the best! Lessons were astonishingly fascinating.

Carl W.

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Amazing! Friendly! Inspiring!

Lenka A.

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Draw Place’s staff and teachers are great and friendly, and I can really see my drawing abilities progressing fast 😊

Zhanet S.

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"...Great art courses..."

Alena N.

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Draw Place teachers are really the best at what they do.

Emma D.

emma

Friendly environment full of ideas and inspiration. I will definitely come back for another course. Already looking forward to it!

Martin B.

martin

A great way to relax and get inspired, I will definitely try more courses!

Jitka S.

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Highly recommended to everyone 😊

Marie H.

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"I loved how well the lessons are planned and how much material is included!..."

Jonathan S.

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The course taught me a great deal

Karina S.

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Art is amazingly relaxing and everyone at Draw Place is awesome!

Michaela S.

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"... I highly recommend this studio!"

Marie R.

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"This is the best drawing course I've ever taken! ...Very convenient for beginners!"

Svetlana K.

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I signed up for another course as soon as I finished the first – I think that says it all 😊

Shadd T.

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Our teacher was professional and friendly, and helped me improve my knowledge and my drawing skills. This course deserves a positive review for sure!

Zuzka N.

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"...I couldn’t wait for the next lesson as soon as one was over. All lessons were very interesting, illuminating, and inspiring..."

Jana K.

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I loved the friendly and inspiring atmosphere of each lesson – I’m definitely coming back for more soon!

Gabrielle B.

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Teaching was amazing. Their professors are so well educated on their subject and their explanations are easy to follow. 10 out of 10! Highly recommend.

Robert M.

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Great lesson concept and plenty of materials to go through on your own for those who want to keep learning and improving.

Izzy K.

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"Awesome courses! I’ve taken two so far and both were great. I was a complete beginner, but it wasn’t a problem at all... 😊

Veronika B.

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"I was stoked! The course was fun, friendly, and well-prepared… So watch out everyone, it’s very addictive!..."

Pavel K.

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I was very happy with the course!

Piotr R.

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How do the lessons work?

1. What kind of equipment do you need?

The most important things required for the course are an iPad with Apple Pencil and the Procreate app.

Please make sure that your iPad supports Apple Pencil, however you should be fine with any iPad from 2018 or later since they all support Apple Pencil and Procreate.

You will also need a computer to follow the lessons. In every lesson, you will be watching your teacher’s instructions on the computer’s monitor and using your iPad as your canvas.

2. Technical issues

You need a functioning computer with a stable internet connection to participate in online courses. A screen of at least 12” is recommended to make sure you can see all the details clearly. Don’t use a smartphone to watch the lessons – the screen size is too small to deliver the intended experience and lesson quality.

We will ask you to download a couple of free apps designed for comfortable online lessons before the start of the course. Have no fear, all details and simple installation guides will be provided to make sure everyone can do it.

3. Online course

The courses are designed for complete beginners and intermediate artists. In the video, your teacher will create their own work step-by-step, explaining all the moves.

Every lesson starts with a short and interesting theoretical introduction. For every lecture, you will find informative presentations packed with valuable content to enhance your learning journey. There will also be small practical exercises, which are followed by the gradual creation of beautiful artworks.

4. Don't worry about missed lessons

You can choose how much time you will spend on the course and your work. Videos are available for you to watch back again. So you can work at your own pace and on your own time. The slides and other links will also be available to you.

5. How long is the course?

The course has 12 lessons and one additional lesson at the end

In total, the course has around 26 hours of great recorded instruction by experienced teachers. Available lesson recordings, tips, supplementary teaching materials and other content are included.

6. How much is it?

The price of the course is for 13 very detailed lessons from a video recorded by a professional tutor, including teaching materials, a database of lessons to be watched again for one year, and other benefits. You can also choose the option of chat support from the tutor, who will be online twice a week.

Price for an online course with feedback support is £190.

Price for an online course without feedback support is £140.

7. What else do I need?

To get the best experience, make sure you have enough space and a good light source (a desk lamp, at least), a desk, a chair.

As for the internet connection, one that can play YouTube videos well is more than enough. No special computer is needed – if it doesn’t lag too much during daily use, like web browsing or watching films online, you’re good to go!

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Why choose us?

Inspiring and motivating environment
Friendly teachers
Amazing programme
Creative community
Feedback option with chat support

What to expect?

13 lectures - amazing programme
Drawing from the very basics
No experience needed
26 hours of step by step results
Our Team is there for You at any time!

Let's make art online, in real time! It's really easy. Come join us!

190 £
With chat support
13 lessons
140 £
Without chat support
13 lessons

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Draw Place Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

This is an online video course, which means that you have video recordings of the course led by a professional tutor. You can watch the recording and do the assignments any time

What if I miss a lesson?

No biggie! You can watch video lessons and follow the teacher's instructions without missing anything. You will also get access to presentations and links to further resources.

What if I have no skill?

No worries! We work with a lot of students and beginner artists with no prior experience who think exactly that. We want you to master whatever technique you are working on, but most importantly, we want you to have fun, and to discover the joy of the creative process and the happiness that it can bring.

What if I have no talent whatsoever?

Nonsense, every person is talented, even you! Because talent isn't something magical; it's the willingness to pursue the creative activity that you enjoy without giving up. Creative drive and diligence are the real secret! You have nothing to worry about – our courses are designed with complete beginners in mind, and soon you will discover your hidden skills and potential which we will hone together.

I was horrible at art in school, so what's the point?

There is a point :) Our teachers have a much different, positive approach, with course plans that cover both theory and practice to make sure everyone can do it. And, most importantly, our teachers are professionals who love art with all their hearts, and they want you to love art too, which is why they will guide you to achieve amazing results!

How fast does my internet connection need to be?

If you can comfortably watch YouTube videos or online films, then you're good to go :) Your internet connection should be able to handle our courses.

What if I'm not very tech-savvy?

No need to worry. Our video course interface is really simple and very intuitive. And if you do run into trouble, our admin team is always ready to jump in and help.

One needs to practice something from a young age to be any good...

You are never too old for creativity! All you need to do is take the first step! You'll be surprised at what you can do! :) Our courses welcome people of all ages; it's the creative passion that brings us together.

What if I need to revisit something after the lesson?

Course materials will be available for the duration of one year – you can watch them any time!

What if my internet connection goes down?

All lessons are recorded, and you can watch them later, so don't worry about missing anything.

Who are your teachers?

Our teachers are the best! They are nice, friendly, skilled, experienced, and, most importantly, they truly love art.

Are we getting homework and grades?

No :) The course is designed with the allocated time in mind. Don't expect to get graded, we're not an elementary school :) With the chat feedback option you can expact that our teachers will always share tips and tricks in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

I don't want to do boring exercises.

That's why fun is an important aspect that we keep in mind for all our courses! We promise that boredom is the last thing you can expect. How could anyone get bored when there is so much to achieve and such beautiful things to create? Our teachers’ energy and friendly attitude are guaranteed to make the creative process fun and exciting!

Our friendly and professional lecturers

Matyas

Matyas is very friendly and energetic lecturer and experienced young artist. After studying graphic design he decided to concentrate on what made him the happiest - drawing comics and illustrations. He authored and participated in creating many beautiful books, magazines and comics. He has extensive experiences with creating incredible characters, he prepared tonnes of storyboards and loves concept art. Matyas explains all the steps and details of the creative process to his students with great excitement, covering both technical aspects and larger creative trends. You will find out how to work with moodboards, references, how to stylise and make your art alive, how to make viewer and reader excited. You will always encounter great atmosphere at his lectures. We are proud to have Matyas as part of Draw Place where he teaches concept art, digital painting, comics and illustration.

Satine

Her comics are simply amazing. We are extremely surprised that she is not working at Marvel yet. Perhaps their offer was not good enough for her. Satine creates whole worlds and she is simply an awesome humanbeing to be around with. We are happy that she agreed to teach comics course at Draw Place. At Draw Place Satine teaches drawing, comics, beginners and digital painting.

Tomas S

Tomas works for magazines, publishes comics, he is an excellent illustrator and at the same time he is an exciting musician. He is always energetic, outgoing and trying his best to inspire our students to realize their greatest potential. He does his best to help develop the idea, and to make it come true. You can find his own imaginative style in an incredible range of techniques. Tomas is currently graduating from FDULS and we are excited to have such an energetic team member with us. His teaching focuses on comics, illustration, preparation for exams, drawing and much more.

Marcela

Marcela is our super-illustrator. After studing her Master’s at ZCU she just never stops. She founded a book publishing house, she teaches sketching, illustration and figure drawing, she worked for an Italian agency and she even has energy to teach children art lessons. She is just a well-rounded amazing person, who we are thrilled to have as a member of our team.

More about course

Discover the magic of digital painting and character design with our online course! Come dive into the wonderful world of gaming with us and learn all about sketching, shape design, male and female anatomy, photobashing, and much more! Your teacher will eagerly explain and demonstrate everything, step by step. Our online concept art course is great for those who are already in love with digital painting and ready to take it even further. Join us and let’s have fun and make art together, from the comfort of our own homes!

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