Original Character Drawing Online - starts Thursday May 5th

Original Character Drawing Online - starts Thursday May 5th

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  • Date: May 5 – May 19
  • Thursday afternoons (for 3 sessions)
  • Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm PST
  • Location: online classes via Discord

This online class is for all skill levels. Students should be ready to draw with a digital application of their choice. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

IMPORTANT – if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Otto directly at (619)354-3656  or email: otto@fxdojo.com

Class Description

Improve your drawing skills online! This 3-session series is a beginner friendly class for making "Original Characters" or "OCs". Students will practice incorporating digital tools with traditional drawing principles. Follow along with the teacher using your favorite drawing application!

Minimal setup and requirements

FX Dojo online requires less than 5 minutes of preparation. After registration, students will receive clear email instructions on how to proceed using Discord, the popular chatroom app used by gamers worldwide.

What you need:

  • Computer, PC or Mac, iPad or any other Tablet
  • Mouse will work, but using a stylus pen is highly recommended
  • Reliable Internet connection
  • Discord (free download)
  • A Discord account (free)
  • Any drawing app - Procreate, Krita, Clip Studio Pro, Photoshop, to name a few options

Pen Pressure makes a difference! 

After introducing the program and landscape of where to work, students should get a feel for the pen and pressure. Warms them up and gets them started.

Static vs Active Posing

Posing is a crucial part of convey emotion. Learn how to best communicate your story through body positioning and camera angles. 

Identify anatomy


Stick figures are an excellent way to introduce joints because of the simple lines. Learning about human anatomy can also lead to discussions about animal anatomy and possibly hybrids.

Convey emotion with eyes

Variation in eyes helps give personality and a sense of life. Highlights, lashes, and other details will be covered to best represent your original character!

Color and Shading

Add volume and depth to your artwork by balancing hue, saturation, and brightness. Students will be able to apply these fundamental concepts regardless of which application they are using.

Develop the discipline needed to succeed

Most students are tired of online classes, but staying focused on a computer is required in today's modern world. FX Dojo teachers provide a fun dose of creative screen time on a consistent basis. This gives young minds an example of how to use technology in a healthy way, showing art as an alternative to addictive social media and mind-numbing videogames. FX Dojo is committed to adapting and evolving Digital Art Education with the mental health of our next generation as a top priority. Please join us for these innovative online workshops!

Meet teacher Axel (he/him)

Axel is a concept artist who is well versed in 2D and 3D animation. He specializes in facilitating engaging online experiences for artists of all levels.