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Group Class

Character Design 101, from Feb 7th to Mar 28th, 2018. $380

NOTE: NO prerequisite required. You just need to know your way around Photoshop or equivalent software.

Date: Every Wednesday (Eight weeks) via Google Hangout.

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).
(5 seat left)

Digital painting 101


Character design 101

Feel free to contact me: Xiataptara[at] if you have any question or register with me directly.

online art workshop how it works

1) You will get an e-mail confirmation, reminder and private link to join the class prior to live session date.
2) Each week, you will have access to a video lesson along with an assignment.
3) You will get a video lesson a week ahead so you have a whole week to do your assignment.
4) Assignments are due a day before the live class begins each week.
5) The beginning of each live class will be summery and Q/A session covering the lesson you've watch (course outline).
6) During live class, I will give you feedback and paint over on your weekly assignment.
7) I will randomly select different ones each week so I can cover them and help you all improve.
8) Please work on your assignment and turn them in on time so I have time to prepare them.

General course outline.
Week 01 Thumbnail and design.
Week 02 Form and value.
Week 03 Head study.
Week 04 Shapes and forms on character.
Week 05 Materials study.
Week 06 Refining your character more.
Week 07 Master study.
Week 08 Final character design.

-Requirement: You should already know how to use Photoshop with tablet and basic rendering skill. If you are a total beginner, take digital painting 101 first.

-You must have Google Hangout installed.

Contact me: Xiataptara[at] if you have any question or register with me directly.

My portfolio:Xia Taptara at ArtStation


About ME:

xia taptara

Xia Taptara is a concept artist for video games and entertainment industry. I have been in the industry since 2001. I worked for ArenaNet and NcSoft in Seattle, WA and work for many Disney titles. I also did various of freelance illustrations and concepts for many publishers & clients. In late 2007, I founded then (2012) basically to motivate myself to create more better art, refine my skill and to experiment with the idea. Also I get to draw whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike

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Seattle WA, 98108 USA
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-PAIZO Publishing
-Fantasy Flight Games
-Disney Interactive
-ADZO Publishing
-Permuted Press
-Zombie Entertainment



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