Photography & Film

Creating Strong Characters for Illustration, Animation and Film

From: £60.00

Sat, 18 June 2022

10:00 – 16:00

Create characters with personality and discover how to illustrate with facial expressions and poses.

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Tutor Henry Cruikshank will give you the tools and experience to create and draw strong, believable characters.  You will create characters that have personality and their own history and discover how to illustrate these attributes on the page through both facial expressions and poses.

The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, from the beginner to experienced illustrators.

About the Day

Creating Strong Characters will run from 10am until 4pm and includes refreshments throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.

10.00 Introductions

10.15 Drawing out a starting character

10.30 Present character

10.45 Exercises to build character

11.30 Drawing exercises

12.30 Lunch

1.15 Looking at poses and facial expressions

2.00 Group work

2.30 Creating final character sheet

3.45 Share and sum up

4.00 Finish

Essential Information

All materials will be provided.

The workshop takes place in the Ground Floor Drawing Room.  There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Please note our cancellation policy.


Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Henry Cruickshank

Henry has been an animator/illustrator and community arts worker for the last 18 years.  His work has been screened at film festivals across the world and he has been very lucky to work on lots of exciting projects over the years; although he states the most rewarding part of his work is seeing the joy that art can bring to others.  “The look of amazement when a child or adult see their drawings come to life for the first time is very special”.  Henry has taught animation, illustration and fine art at all levels and is very experienced working with participants with additional needs.  Henry’s own work tends to focus on animals, in particular his main love dogs.

If you have answered yes and would like to discuss your requirements then please get in touch.