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How to Create Your Own Illustrated Characters

Learn How To Design Characters To Use On A Range Of Products

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BANG ON THE DOOR CO-FOUNDER SHOWS YOU HOW TO DESIGN YOUR OWN CHARACTERS SO YOU CAN PUT THEM ON A WHOLE RANGE OF PRODUCTS

Karen Duncan is the co founder of Bang On The Door and is responsible for the creation of a number of iconic character designs, such as Groovy Chick!

In this class for kids, Karen will show you how to create your very own character, upload and edit it on the computer so that its ready for any type of product. It's a great way to make a unique gift for friends and family.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to sketch ideas for new items
  • How to import your design onto the computer
  • How to edit your design by adding colour, logos and text
  • How to export your designs and load them onto product templates

When you're finished, make sure to share your work by uploading a picture or video of your very own character. Then share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #makematiccharacter

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Detailed Video Classes Aimed at Children and Presented By Bang On The Door Co Founder Karen Duncan
  • Sample Resource Pack including Product Templates and Ideas

RESOURCES

For this class you will need:

  • A Desktop or Laptop (sorry, this doesn't really work with Tablet or Phone)
  • Plenty of paper and pens

You will also need access to the following photo editing software:


Difficulty Rating: Beginner

In Partnership With

Karen Duncan
Karen Duncan

Karen Duncan is the co-founder of the Derry-based company Bang On The Door. Bang On The Door is well known for the iconic Groovy Chick Character and is recognised for its original use of design and character creation.

Find all their great creations by clicking on this link: http://www.bangonthedoor.com/


What's In This Resource?


  Getting Started
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  Preparing Your Design For Your Product
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How much does this cost?
This class is 100% free and always will be.
Why do I have to give my details?
This class is for registered users of MakeMatic. By creating an account we can let you know when more classes are published. You can get started by creating an account for free. If you are under 13 you'll need to get your parent / guardian's permission.
What age is this for?
This class is aimed at young people aged 10+ but anyone can have a go and see what they can make. Some of the trickier steps might suit slightly older players.

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