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Captivating and Dynamic Character Creation

A course by Jackie Droujko , Character Designer and Filmmaker

Character Designer and Filmmaker. Vancouver, Canada.
Joined June 2022

Learn to design characters and apply strong colors, shapes and lighting.

  • Best seller
  • 100% positive reviews (8)
  • 2247 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to design characters and apply strong colors, shapes and lighting.

Explore the art of character design with Jackie Droujko, a seasoned professional with a rich background in creating captivating characters for Netflix, Dreamworks TV, Nickelodeon, and Warner Brothers. In this creative journey, you'll dive into the fascinating world of character creation, guided by Jackie's unique insights.

Jackie will unravel the secrets of illustrating stylized characters brimming with personality. Discover the intricacies of design fundamentals, from linework and shapes to volume and proportions. Learn the art of storytelling through character simplicity. Dive into the creative process of gathering references, sketching initial character concepts, adding vibrant colors, and refining details. Develop character exploration sheets to breathe life into your creations, focusing on expressions, poses, costumes, and props. Polish your characters with advanced techniques in form, volume, texture, lighting, and those finishing touches that make each character truly unique.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 24 downloads

Working with Lines
5 minutes, 16 seconds
Using Shapes to Your Advantage
5 minutes, 29 seconds
Volumes and Proportion
4 minutes, 51 seconds
Simplifying for Storytelling
6 minutes, 6 seconds
Gathering References
4 minutes, 2 seconds
Sketching the Skater
20 minutes, 2 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (8)
  • 2247 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 17m)
  • 24 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

The course culminates in a thrilling final project. You'll take the principles of character design and make them your own by crafting dynamic figures from scratch. This project will be your opportunity to showcase your newfound character design skills, bringing your unique characters to life.

Who is this online course for?

This course is tailor-made for anyone passionate about character design and storytelling through art. Whether you're an aspiring artist or looking to enhance your skills, Jackie's guidance will elevate your character design abilities to new heights. If you're ready to explore the world of character design and unlock your creative potential, this course is perfect for you.

Requirements and materials

To get the most out of this online course, you'll need standard art supplies, including paper, pencils, and erasers. While Jackie will be using Photoshop for demonstration, you can follow along using Procreate or traditional materials. No prior experience is required, making this course accessible to artists of all levels.


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Jackie Droujko

A course by Jackie Droujko

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Character Designer and Filmmaker

Meet Jackie Droujko, a seasoned character designer based in Vancouver, Canada. With an impressive career spanning Netflix, Warner Bros, Dreamworks TV, Nickelodeon, and more, Jackie has honed her craft while sharing her expertise through workshops, presentations, and even her own art book, "Allure." Beyond her professional accomplishments, Jackie's passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge has become a driving force in her career, inspiring others to explore character design and storytelling through art.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Fundamentals of Character Design

    • Working with Lines
    • Using Shapes to Your Advantage
    • Volumes and Proportion
    • Simplifying for Storytelling
  • U3

    Creating the Characters

    • Gathering References
    • Sketching the Skater
    • Colouring
    • Rendering 1
    • Rendering 2
  • U4

    Final Illustration

    • Character Exploration 1
    • Character Exploration 2
    • Setting up the Scene
    • Polishing the Character 1
    • Polishing the Character 2
    • Lighting and Final Touches
  • FP

    Final project

    • Captivating and Dynamic Characters Creation

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Captivating and Dynamic Character Creation. Illustration course by Jackie Droujko Best seller

Captivating and Dynamic Character Creation

A course by Jackie Droujko
Character Designer and Filmmaker. Vancouver, Canada.
Joined June 2022
  • 100% positive reviews (8)
  • 2247 students