One Week Character

FREE Classes + challenge

Create an OC (Original Character) from a real client brief while learning new skills to help you paint from imagination, and run the chance to win tablets and premium courses while participating! 

We start Monday June 10!

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You've got great ideas for imaginative OC, but you don't know how to polish your rough sketch idea to a final character?

  • Maybe you don’t have a reliable workflow to go from rough sketch to finished character yet!

  • So you try masking your flaws with a bunch of lines and details.

  • And you’re left wondering what to do next… 🤨

What if instead you had…

  • A clear step-by-step process to create characters from imagination with ease

  • The ability to create characters without copying the reference pictures

  • The skills needed to transform rough lines into fully rendered colorful masterpiece

Learn, create, and WIN

Here’s how The One Week Character challenge works:

Once you register, you’ll receive an email letting you know what to expect during the Challenge.

The Friday before the Challenge starts, I’ll send you a project kit with our client briefs, a cheat sheet, a brush pack, and more goodies to help you prep!

Then, each weekday of the Challenge, a professional artist will teach you essential skills to enhance your original character. Apply the lessons to your character and post your progress to win prizes!

By the end of the week, you’ll have created an OC 100% from imagination!

5 days of learning

Learn new techniques every day!

Every day, our lead instructor will teach you a new technique to help you create your character.

monday June 10th - Lesson 01

made easy

Do you have trouble drawing the human form? Learn the step-by-step process any beginner can follow to create the perfect form! Plus learn my best tip for smooth lines inking.

tuesday June 11th - Lesson 02

that tell stories

Improve your costume design skills. Learn to implement the “Principals of Design” to your confection and add a flair of fashion design to your sketches.

Wednesday june 12th - Lesson 03

Hidden Secrets
of Color & light

Make an impact with colors in your work. Learn to apply perfect color harmonies with an easy 2-step process.  Discover the secret that color & light share.

Thursday june 13th - Lesson 04

your concept!

Creating characters can be easy when you know how to deconstruct them. In this lesson, I’ll teach you how to practice pieces of your design “separately” to level up your skills faster.

Friday June 14th - Lesson 05

WOW!! your

Stop wasting valuable time adding details that no one sees! In this lesson, I’ll show you exactly how to add details to just the key places, to create that scroll-stopping WOW effect!


Hi there, I'm David! 👋

I’m a professional artist with a passion for teaching aspiring artists. 

When I started my art journey, I struggled so much because I lacked “skills”. The truth was, I just needed a better process. I’ve spent 10+ years honing my workflow for creating professional-quality illustrations, and in this challenge, I’m going to walk you through it.

Anyone can create EPIC characters! You just need a simple, effective process to do so. The One Week Character Challenge provides exactly that!


How To Participate and Win Prizes!

During the OWC Challenge, you’ll learn how to create an awesome character, PLUS have a chance to win a prize by sharing your process.

Here’s what you need to do to win:

  1. Follow us on Instagram
  2. Leave a comment on this post 
  3. Share this post on your story and tag 
  4. Share your process every day and tag us

The prizes are drawn at random at the end of the challenge- so you don’t need to be the “best” artist to win!


Premium Membership & Tablets 🏆

By participating in One Week Character challenge, you’ll have the chance to win one of the following prizes:


One lucky winner will receive a brand new Kamvas 24 Plus tablet by
Huion !


Two lucky winners will receive a brand new Kamvas 16 Pro tablet by
Huion !


Three lucky winners will receive a brand new Kamvas 13 tablet by
Huion !

The prizes are drawn at random at the end of the challenge, so you don't need to be the "best" artist to win!

BIG thank you to Huion for providing these tablets for this year’s challenge!

*Condition applies - shipping cost may apply


Got questions?

We’ve got answers!👇

One Week Character is a free digital painting challenge designed to help you create your very own Original Character, in just 1 week!

It’s our way of giving back to the community, by hosting a huge 7-day online challenge on digital painting, completely free.

You start by receiving a client brief that will guide your character creation process.  Then you choose a character to draw from a set of 5 descriptions that we’ll send you.

Each weekday, a professional artist will teach you the essential skills you need to create your own character! 

Complete your daily homeworks and post your process to win PRIZES.

Are you passionate about art and love creating characters from your imagination? This challenge is perfect for you! Whether you’re young or old, a hobbyist or a professional, everyone is welcome to join and showcase their creativity.

The One Week Character Challenge is designed for beginner and intermediate-level digital artists.

Most people who take the challenge have some experience already with digital art and illustration, and are looking to take their skills to the next level.

Yes, we highly recommend you use a tablet to follow along with this course!

Any tablet will do – whether that’s a Huion, Wacom, Apple iPad Pro, Microsoft, or any other make. You don’t need a professional tablet to paint professional artwork!

You can follow along in any software! We’ll be using Adobe Photoshop (which we highly recommend), but you can follow along in Procreate, Krita, Clip Studio, Corel Painter, or any other software of your choice!

Nope – all lessons will be available online, so you can follow along from the comfort of your own home (or studio, if you’re fortunate enough to have one)!

It’s completely free 🙂
If you like the class, all we ask is that:

  1. You’d be so kind as to leave me some feedback or a testimonial
  2. You share it with your friends! The more the merrier 🙌

The One Week Character Challenge begins Monday June 10, 2024!

Get reminders, info on how to prepare, and instructions on Day 1 by registering your email address on this page.

Join us for the One Week Character Challenge!

Once you register, you'll receive an email right away with a link to access the class area.
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