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Charlie Bowater
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom

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.
Hello lovelies! 

Just a quick update to announce that my new website is live! :) You can find all the usual artwork and a nice resource section listing all the tutorials, videos and time-lapses available to download.

I was thinking about adding an FAQ but then I remembered people don't really read those things... or do they? ;)



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.


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GranSayaman Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
Wow. you have a really beautifull gallery. hope to se more soon! i'll be watching you ;)
AdrianFerma Featured By Owner 6 hours ago   Digital Artist
Hi! For what it's worth (how ever little), I wanna thank you for inspiring fledgling artists like me to keep creating. It's the "I know I can get that good if I keep going!" feeling that you give us just by sharing your art. It's great motivation.

I feel I can create a lot of great art this year. I've only started painting September of last year and I feel I'm learning fast. But I am moving slow. Humor me and maybe challenge me to actually get off my pasty butt and paint. 

Keep on rockin! Boop! :)
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Professional Digital Artist
Well for what it's worth (!) I do read and appreciate such nice comments.

I'm glad I can give you a little motivation, keep on painting! ;) 
MaxHitman Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful art. Your very talented. Congratulations on your gallery artworks.
I love the expressiveness you create on your art. Its all very elegant.
You also have a very keen eye for details. A bold vision for colors.
OK, I should stop my compliments and let you get back to work painting. :) (Smile) 

Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much c: 
RioBurton Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  New member Professional Digital Artist
I just created this new DA account and saw your funny tweets about sweatpants when I went to add you lol. It has just taken me 25 years to discover yoga pants! No more working for hours in crinkly jeans or pajama bottoms for me!
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, sweet sweet sweatpants. ;)
MKmiec Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing galery, your hard work and improvement since first piece of art are so inspirational! Thank you for creating such breathtaking things!
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you!
zezonz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing art!
Joao-Ovitzke Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi, your gallery is amazing, congratulations and best feelings from Brazil, you give my "watch". 

3DMWORKS Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're gorgeous :)
Virtual-Waster-GFX Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh My Goodness! You're like, crazily talented, your stuff is gorgeous.
lweegiel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw your Gallery and I just have to say...your Awesome!! Do you have some tutorials? cuz i'm a beginner and I need help
hikefd Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
hi ... how are you :D (Big Grin) 

I made a draw for you ...which one is better here :…
Djmusicandcartoons Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Gracias por compartir tu arte con la comunidad :heart:
THE-SOUXNOA-SISTERS Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow im amazed!!!! fantastic artworks !!!! i really like it Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up 
Mnoloconic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014   Digital Artist
you have such a stunning portfolio charlie and seeing it develop is awesome!
RafalLegatus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the like^_^ Would you like to come up with a collaboration or an artjamXD
gdemiportfolio Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
*drools on gallery while at it*
billtheartist Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Hey Charlie,
I just uploaded a sketch I did of you and your dog. You uploaded a photo in Tumblr and I loved it. I just wanted to sketch it. Hope you don't mind and that you like it.
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I saw it! Very sweet of you, I never know what to say when people draw me. It's quite surreal! Thank you :)
billtheartist Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014   Digital Artist
I love your style. By the way I am working hard on my art and just loved the composition of the photo. I thought it would be great to sketch. I would love to have you critique some of my work sometime if you do that. I am glad you liked it.
ei9 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
beautiful stuff that you got here charlie keep it up and God loves you!
Sheyana Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
i love ur gallery, i could fave all of them :)
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