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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 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.


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

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

Music: Muse, Blue October, Coldplay, Radiohead, M83, Jimmy Eat World, Incubus, 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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alaa007 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
EliseFerrier Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your work, it's very beautiful!!!!
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
EliseFerrier Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!
QuinnSimoes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  New member Professional Digital Artist
Really nice work!
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
:) cheers
Coolcatmoon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
You're so amazing, i'm fascinated with your work
OniChan672 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Love the gallery, as always. 
everwalker Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi Charlie, I came across this -… - and wondered if it was yours or a different Charlie Bowater?
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's certainly mine! 
JIGdaArtist6UN5 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Great stuff......speechless!
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :D
vickeybird Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Love your work!
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. 
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, thank you very much! :)
Karell72 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
theory6-brian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful gallery! Keep up the amazing work! +watch :D
ViciousPancakez Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This art is just way too good and your just incredibly beautiful.
LaughButts Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you, and I adore your art.

Oh, and you are gorgeous. 
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What an incredible gallery you have!
the-CrocoDIL Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  New member Professional General Artist
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
vvpet Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
beautiful.I like it!!!
singer-of-songs Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful artwork!
iamnie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Insta-watch. :heart:
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