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Hi everyone! You might remember last year I released my Skillshare Character Concept Art class and that went down a storm, over 2000 of you signed up for it and it received 100% positive reviews. The support was overwhelming so thank you to everyone that took the class!

It was my intention to release the follow up on Skillshare.com again, but the site has changed considerably in the time since my first class, and it's not the most straight forward option this time. 


It's 36 minutes long and gives you a pretty good general overview of my average colour process. I've tried my best to explain things as thoroughly as possible for any beginners watching, info on layer ordering, colour choices, layer modes etc. I'm sure most of you will understand what I'm doing and why I'm doing it, but I haven't assumed that everyone will know by default. So explanations a-plenty! 

The full size PSD is included, with the B&W character from the previous class and the new colour version so you can toggle between the two. My brush pack is also included, which is available all the time regardless (you aren't paying for it!) but I've included it in the pack as well for convenience.

The tutorial is $9 and available to download right now! The only real difference between my previous Skillshare class and this new tutorial - is just that there isn't a written guide to accompany it, and that's reflected in the price. 

I'm totally open to releasing more tutorials and there will be freebies along the way, so if you have any specific requests then fire away! I should probably say that the next tutorial I have in mind will be all about painting skin! I've talked about it as much I can in this video, but a more in-depth tutorial is certainly on the cards. 




Character Concept Art: from thumbnail to final design.

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Charlie-Bowater
Charlie Bowater
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Website . Blog. Limited Edition Signed Print Shop


charliebowater@hotmail.com


Favorites: Muse, sketchbooks, pencils, coffee, chocolate, converse, jeans, sleep, the colour green.

Music: Muse, Blue October, Coldplay, Radiohead, Beck, Jimmy Eat World, Incubus, M83, The Shins, Matchbox Twenty, The All-American Rejects, Weezer, Arcade Fire, Noah And The Whale, Deftones, Explosions In The Sky, White Lies, The Killers, Interpol, The Strokes, Ok Go, Mute Math, JET, Carolina Liar, Band Of Horses, The Goo Goo Dolls, Feeder, Elbow, Brand New, Sigur Rós, Kasabian, The Verve, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marjorie Fair, Beastie Boys, Cold War Kids, Band Of Skulls.

Clint Mansell, John Powell, Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman.
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Metzae Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Professional Writer
I was drawn to your images for obvious reasons, but as I looked through the gallery I found them even more interesting. The women are beautiful without being too sexual (which is relatively rare on DevianArt). That got me thinking. In the States the name Charlie is almost exclusively a male name, so I was confused when I saw the picture of the beautiful woman attached to these images. After a little Internet stalking it all came together. Please forgive my awkwardness and please please please keep up the magnificent work. I'll have to commission you for cover art as soon as I have the opportunity.
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raynetempura Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
You paint such beautiful and personable people. There isn't an ounce of your work that feels generic, even when at first look it seems like it might be. I'm so drawn to the faces, to the expressions. You have such incredible talent. : )
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Quetzalkarloatl Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
i loved your artworks :)
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BambooDo Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful work :)
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SteveDelamare Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Great works! Kudos :)
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alaa007 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Great
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EliseFerrier Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your work, it's very beautiful!!!!
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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EliseFerrier Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!
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QuinnSimoes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  New member Professional Digital Artist
Really nice work!
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
:) cheers
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Coolcatmoon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
You're so amazing, i'm fascinated with your work
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OniChan672 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Love the gallery, as always. 
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everwalker Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi Charlie, I came across this - luca.soup.io/post/115570802/Im… - and wondered if it was yours or a different Charlie Bowater?
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's certainly mine! 
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JIGdaArtist6UN5 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Great stuff......speechless!
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :D
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JIGdaArtist6UN5 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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vickeybird Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Love your work!
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StolenTree Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
I haven't used deviantart for years but when I was first on here, I came across your profile and absolutely loved your art. I still have some in wallpaper and phone background folders. Someone posted A Sky Full of Stars on Tumblr and I was really excited to see your name again. Your skill was already formidable six years ago and yet you've managed to become even better. 
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, thank you very much! :)
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Karell72 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Perfect.... 
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theory6-brian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful gallery! Keep up the amazing work! +watch :D
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ViciousPancakez Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This art is just way too good and your just incredibly beautiful.
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LaughButts Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you, and I adore your art.

Oh, and you are gorgeous. 
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