Character Design with Aaron Blaise


$75.00 $40.00

“I was trained by Aaron Blaise. Aaron is Awesome!”

– Byron Howard (Director: “Zootopia”, “Tangled”, “Bolt”)

In this huge¬†16+ Hour video course, ¬†animator, director and character design artist¬†Aaron Blaise (“The Lion King”, “Aladdin”, “Mulan”, “Beauty & The Beast”) takes you his process for creating compelling human and animal characters. ¬†Watch as Aaron creates new original images right in front of you and explains his development process. You’ll get Over 20 HD Tutorial Videos covering:

  • Character Design Approach
  • What to do “Before You Draw”
  • How to work within¬†the context of a ¬†production.
  • How to create characters that convey emotion
  • Pushing your designs
  • Tips & Tricks used by the pros
  • The fundamentals of great¬†character design
  • Designing Human & Animal characters
  • Drawing Tips & Techniques
  • Tons more!

Aaron has an engaging, entertaining and approachable teaching style that people really love. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist these fun and engaging videos will teach you something new!

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Aaron Blaise’s course on Character Design is HUGE.

Character Design Course Preview:


The course contains over 20 Video Lessons and 16+ hours of material.  Watch as Aaron teaches you his techniques for design Human and Animal Characters. In this new course he explains a wide variety of tips & techniques that he has developed over his 28+ animation career. Also, he passes along some lessons that he learned about character design from other legendary Disney trained animators.

The course is broken down into TWO Parts. In PART 1 you will learn the lessons outlined below:

  • What to do “Before You Draw”
  • How to Draw Simple Expressions
  • How to draw eyes that convey emotion
  • Spacial Drawing & Perspective
  • Drawing Tips & Techniques
  • Creating a clear “Line of Action”
  • How to “Push” Your Designs
  • Using Straights & Curves to achieve better designs.
  • Making clear Silhouettes
  • How to Draw “Cute”
  • Making a clear statement
  • Caricature
  • Costumes & Props
  • & Much More

Finally, In PART 2 Aaron will then take all the lessons & apply them in real time. You’ll sit next to him as be breaks down the story of “Peter & The Wolf”. (A synopsis is included for those unfamiliar with the tale) – He will then take you through his process of designing characters for the two lead roles. You’ll be able to watch as he shares his development¬†process just like he would for any film or animation project!

PLUS, you will also get tons of bonus material & images! Over 7 gigs of drawings including high-res jpegs images of the designs in the character design course as well as layered Photoshop files.

Preview Video:

For your convenience we have included a brief example¬†video below. This excerpt¬†is from the section on “How to Draw CUTE!” – Enjoy.


Subtitles & Closed Captions Currently Available for this Course:

  • English CC
  • Spanish (Espa√Īol)

NOTE: This course is broken up into individual files that you may may stream online or download. Due to file size we strongly recommend you stream the files. Some videos are larger than others so if downloading please be patient as the total course is several gigs of data.

About Aaron Blaise:

Aaron has nearly 30 years of professional art experience. He was hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1989 and spent 21+ years helping create films such as: "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan" and more. During his time at Disney, Aaron designed and animated numerous animal and human characters. In 2003 he was nominated for an Academy Award for co-directing the film "Brother Bear" You can follow Aaron and see more of his art on Instagram. You can also see videos of his work on YouTube or follow him on Facebook.
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8 reviews for Character Design with Aaron Blaise

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    Benjamin (verified owner)

    Highly informative course which covers in detail the fundamentals of great character design. Each topic is clearly introduced, broken down and demonstrated thoroughly so even beginners (like myself) can follow along. This course has taken my designs to another level of clarity and appeal. I can’t recommend this enough to anyone who is serious about their art and wishes to push their designs. Truly one of the best animation-based instructors out there!

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    Anastasia (verified owner)

    This is definitely one of the best character design courses I’ve ever found. It’s really opened my mind and I can say now I can learn on my own further and I see more like illustrator.
    The big plus is that Aaron explains and shows how he draws it, that process with all difficulties, you can see it’s not the magic :) This is a great work and there’s always a place for research and analysis, and for a joy of drawing.
    For me it was hard to find useful material at my place and at such a price, so this course is true gift!

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    Jerry Stroh (verified owner)

    Great Course, Love this artist.

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    cah.ttb (verified owner)

    Every single class makes you realize how much you can explore, not just with the design of the character, but with the whole environment, story around your characters and feelings that they can bring to the viewer. Aaron was such a huge mentor to me in this course and I definitely recommend it to everyone who wants to have a great time drawing and improving in this area!

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    Libminna e.U. (verified owner)

    Really great course! I am just four lessons in but already got the anatomy course too and will do that one first.Really like Aaron‚Äės way of explaining, very clear tips that immediatly improved my drawing, especially because I now really think about what I‚Äėm doing (thinking about that form :D). Hope there are many more of these courses on the way!

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    Ramya (verified owner)

    This course has to be one of the most in-depth courses out there for character design. The way in which Aaron explains is very clear and helps grasps the fundamentals easily. Each lesson has in-depth demonstrations, helping to apply the concepts. It’s a must for anyone looking to learn character design. Thank you Aaron for this wonderful course :)

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    Jet-Pack Kid (verified owner)

    This course might be my favorite course on this site! Aaron is a great teacher who keeps things simple and really helped me understand character design and showed me how to make my own unique characters. My favorite lesson was probably Line of Action. Now when I draw I use Aaron’s tools like “pushing the caricature” or “drawing through”.
    The course is totally worth the money!

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    martine (verified owner)

    Again a great course, thanks Aaron for sharing your vast knowledge. So many examples, tips, tricks and other information, that I’ll probably have to revisit again and again, not to forget half of it. Next to all the useful information, learning how to push the caricature, push the action, be bold and work through your problems until you nail it was very insightful. Drawing along I’m getting so much better at gesture, action and (finally) expressions! Totally worth it!

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