The Character Design Course

An 8 week course teaching students the fundamentals of designing characters with mentoring from founder Rob McLeay

If you love to draw characters then you will love this show!

What you will learn:

  • Enhance your character designing skills by learning how to turn your flat and uninspiring characters into modern day masterpieces!
  • Master the art of facial expressions
  • Expand your pose library to add energy and life
  • Use silhouettes to create eye popping characters.
  • How to draw from memory and discover how shapes can help you draw faster from your imagination
  • Challenge yourself with many projects and challenges to keep you busy for a long time
  • 365+ days access to course content

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Access to the 24/7 Mentoring Group, Live Stream Sessions and Specialist Tutor Support

An important part of students growth is to receive critical feedback. This helps with getting over drawing blocks, hurdles and technical challenges. Projects can be submitted to the marking portal and are then analysed and returned back with action steps to get better.

Students are more than welcome to submit as much content as they want and if needed a short Zoom chat can be arranged to fix any hard stuff!

Also included is exclusive access to exclusive live stream catch ups for Q & A.

Flexible Training

This is a flexible training course where students can start the course in their own time and pace and will get access to The Character Design Course Group to help progress through the course.

Every week you will get access to a new lecture that shows you plenty of cool tricks on how to draw/animate/design like a pro. You will also have the opportunity to complete projects to test your current skill level.

Want to know how to master certain aspects of drawing? Post your project or challenge to the group so I can give some feedback! I'll be hanging out there most days to mentor and provide feedback on posted course content.

So if you love to draw characters then you will love this course!

Course Curriculum

  The Cartooning School
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Drawing + Creativity = The DRAW 8 Method

All students will get the chance to learn and use The Draw 8 Method. It's 8 steps that will make you draw quicker, copy more accurately, master proportions and supersize your creative senses, so you can achieve your cartooning goals faster!

Students will learn this method that I have been working on and using for the last 20 years that is so unique, you will never find this anywhere else! I call this The DRAW 8 Method. Every time you receive a project, video or pdf to download from my courses, I will use this method to help break down the barriers to drawing and being a rockstar artist.

I promise you will be blown away firstly by how quickly your drawing skills will improve and how your creativity skills will shoot through the roof. Once you learn the DRAW 8 Method, you can apply this process every single day to ever drawing that you do and produce results that you thought were unattainable not too long ago.

Monthly Live Stream Catch Ups

Once a month you can catch up with myself in a live stream event to discuss course content and mingle with fellow students. This is where you can ask all those super curly questions and or listen to other's ask them for you. I will be doing live demonstrations on drawing techniques that help you to become a more confident drawer!


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
You can start when you like and will go for 8 weeks.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you are a subscriber - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What is The Character Design Course Group?
It's a Facebook group where you can get unlimited feedback, mentoring and advice on projects submitted.
Are these courses live or pre recorded?
This course is pre-recorded and sent out weekly for 8 weeks.
Can I get my Specialist Tutor to review my completed projects/drawings?
Yes! You can submit and talk with your teacher via email or our members-only Facebook group. Please allow up to 24 -48 hours for them to review your work

Your Instructor

Rob Mcleay
Rob Mcleay

My name is Rob McLeay but, my students call me Mr Awesome. Iā€™m the founder of Mcleay Workshops a 20 year old NZ company that creates fun, engaging and inspirational cartooning projects for all ages

You can contact me anytime on: +64 022 0395149