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Online Live course. Digital Concept Art, Character Design Classes for Beginners

4,8 / 5
More than 150 reviews

Our experienced teachers will help you learn from the very basics and achieve amazing results. Our online courses are are live, with human real time feedback.

Live online classes
Inspiring programme
You can do it
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Live remote classes in real time
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13 lessons, 3 hours each (39h in total)
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Once a week, on the same day and time
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Joining a lesson in just a few clicks
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Recommended by 97% of our students
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9/10 return to us for more courses
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No previous experience needed
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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 Live stays one of my favourite and also the best! Lessons were astonishingly fascinating.

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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 does it work?

Remote online course

Remote online course

The course is remote, with live lessons taking place online. You will be a part of a small group of students, making art together in real time by following the teacher's instructions and receiving regular, personalized feedback.

Live lessons with a teacher

Live lessons with a teacher

Your teacher will guide you through the entire process in real time, helping and consulting you on your creations as they come to life. WIth expert personalized advice and on point improvement tips, beautiful results are guaranteed!

Real time feedback

Real time feedback

Your teacher will demonstrate the entire process slowly and clearly, answering any questions you might have and checking on your progress several times in each lesson. Live online art is for everyone, don't be afraid to start!

You can do it

You can do it

Your teacher will introduce you to theory, share a ton of tips and tricks, provide step by step guidance all the way, and give regular feedback on your work until you achieve an amazing result. 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 be online and ready at a specified time. Create amazing things and artworks in the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere else.

Revisit the lessons

Revisit the lessons

Recordings of all lessons, presentations, learning materials, reference pictures, and links to further resources are available any time during the course, so you will never really miss a lesson, even if you do miss a live lesson.

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 can you 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! Come learn with us and get a solid foundation with strong basics.

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. The course allows a lot of space for all your questions, allowing the teacher to help everyone with individual advice and tips. Sign up and take your art to the next level!

Your instructor will be your guide, staying at your side as you work your way through the course plan which we prepared with great attention and care. Under their guidance, you will learn the basics and work your way to advanced techniques, and most importantly, have fun! Register today and make art with us – online, from the comfort of your 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!

Start learning online!

Be online and ready at a specified time and let your teacher remotely guide you through the creative process, step by step.

Real time feedback! The lessons are remote and online, but your teacher is ready to provide support and help in real time during each lesson.

Create amazing artworks that are guaranteed to make you proud – all online, with a friendly teacher at your disposal!

Remote online courses

With remote online courses, you'll make art together with a small group of students and your teacher, connected by the power of an online meeting.

Taught in real time

Teachers lead small groups of students on a creative online journey, explaining theory and demonstrating practical skills as they make their artwork at the same pace as you.

Immediate feedback

You can count on your teacher giving you a load of individual tips, tricks, support, and personalized feedback on your work in progress in each lesson!

You can do it

You'll do great, even if it's your first ever encounter with art! Our teachers will take you through theory and practice step by step, ready to help you along the way.

Final certificate

You will receive a beautiful completion certificate after the course is over.

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. Once that is set, you can start making art in the comfort of your home, with the best teachers giving live online guidance, tips, and tricks.
Join us and get creative without leaving your living room!

Background materials available after lessons

Recorded lessons, presentations, learning materials and other resources are available at any time during and after the course.

Get the best tools at a great price!

We can take care of art supplies for you too. Use the option to get them directly from us, bundled with the course at a great price.

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 Live 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 live teachers are really the best at what they do.

Emma D.

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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 live 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 live 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. Live lessons in real time

Teachers use live online meetings to engage their small group of students, with lessons taking place once a week, on a same day and at the same time. The courses are designed for complete beginners and intermediate artists. Your teacher will create their own work step by step, at the same pace as the students, explaining, supporting, and helping the student along the way.

Every lesson starts with a short, interesting theoretical introduction. Then you will move on to small practical exercises and finally, you will be following in the teacher’s footsteps, creating your own beautiful artworks, little by little. You will do great, even if you are a complete beginner just starting to discover the world of art and creativity! Your teacher will take time to look at each students’ work multiple times during each lesson, offering guidance and advice.

All course times are in UK time (GMT).

4. Don't worry about missed lessons

It’s okay if you miss a lesson. They are recorded, and you can access the recordings on demand and simply catch up on the missed lesson whenever you want – they are available during the entire course and for several months afterwards. You will also get access to presentations and links to further resources.

5. How long is the course?

There are 12 lessons and a final bonus lesson at the end. Each lesson is 3 hours long. 

Lessons take place once a week, on the day and at the time of the first lesson.

In total, you’ll get 39 hours of amazing interactive live lessons with the best teachers, as well as lesson recordings, tips, references to further reading, and other materials.

6. How much is it?

The price of the course is for top online teaching led by professionals, interactive feedback, materials, database of lessons to look back and other benefits.

The complete price for the entire course and 39 hours of live instruction is 340 £

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! Last but not least, you will need a headset with a microphone to communicate with your teacher.

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Why choose us?

Inspiring and motivating environment
Friendly teachers
Amazing programme
Creative community
Real-time feedback

What to expect?

Thirteen three-hour lessons
Various artistic techniques and styles
Drawing from the very basics
Step by step guidance
A helping hand anytime you need it

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

340 £
13 lessons, 3 hours each
(39h in total)

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Frequently asked questions and answers

How does it work?

This is an online remote course, which means lessons are live, but taught remotely. Small groups of students work online, together with their teacher.

What if I miss a lesson?

No biggie! You can watch recordings of past 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. That is why the groups are small, to allow the teacher to tend to every student. 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.

How many people are on a course?

We keep the online groups small to make sure there is always enough space to answer questions and give feedback to everyone. Usually, there are 10–12 people tops, so the teacher can help and tend to every single student. When working online, the instructor guides the students through every artwork with step by step demonstrations, so everyone can keep up at a smooth pace.

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 online 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.

What if I can't keep up?

The teacher works slowly, carefully explaining and demonstrating every step, so there is no need to worry. Plus, you can always watch the recordings of past lessons and finish whatever you need.

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 and dive into regular creative sessions with our amazing teachers. 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 everyone else is much more skilled than I am?

Our courses are designed for complete beginners with no prior experience and our teachers approach every student individually, working through the course plan together, so don't be afraid of falling behind.

What if I need to revisit something after the lesson?

Course materials will be available for the duration of the entire course and a few weeks after the end, and the same goes for lesson recordings – you can watch them right after the lesson, any time during the course, and a few weeks after the course has ended.

I will need to get tons of supplies...

Actually, you won't! Simply buy the course bundled with the supplies we have prepared and dive right into the creative world without having to do all the shopping yourself. It's that easy!

What if my internet connection goes down?

All live 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. If you want to work on your own outside of the lessons, we have a list of resources and inspiration for extra work. And don't expect to get graded, we're not an elementary school :) Our teachers will always walk you through every step of the way and share tips and tricks in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

What if I'm all thumbs?

If you do have a desire to paint, draw, or create any other type of art, then all the thumbs in the world can't stop you! What does it mean anyway? That your fine motors skills are lacking? That's something you can improve with practice. That you have a mental block from childhood? We can work together to remove it. That you don't have enough patience? You can learn it. And for some techniques, precision isn't that important anyway. Just give it a go! You'll be surprised at how much you can achieve on the very first lesson :)

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!

I already own some supplies. Can I only buy what I'm missing from you?

Currently we only sell supplies in packages, but our prices are very competitive, so it might still be worth getting the entire package from us and then expand it with whatever you might need in the future.

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 live 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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