In this workshop for adults, you will learn the practical approach in designing and creating successful and memorable character for either picture book, illustration, animation and comics. Bring your character to life through the in-depth exploration of personality, form, function and style.  Expressions, action poses and character turnaround are also covered in this workshop.  

The workshop is suitable for students with all levels of skills, even beginners, as well as students who would like to further develop their character design skill.

Workshop facilitated by Tull Suwannakit, an award winning children’s book author and illustrator, whose books have been published in Australia,Thailand and The US, as well as being translated in more than 6 languages worldwide.

Visit to see some of Tull's published books and illustrations.

Or visit to learn more about the school.

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What you will learn
  • Create successful and memorable character through the development of function, style and personality
  • Conceptualise, develop and design your character for picture book, illustration, animation and comics
  • Bring your character to life through the in-depth exploration of expressions, action poses and character turnaround.
What you will get
  • All materials are inclusive with the workshop
  • Light refreshments
  • Your very own character design portfolio

What to bring
  • All materials are included with the workshop
What to wear


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Malvern School of Art

Vendor since 2016

Malvern School of Art  offers established  visual art programs in Creative Drawing, Illustration and Sculpture, with classes catering to children, teens and adults .  Our boutique art school is located in a spacious, light-filled  mid-century building along the vibrant thoroughfare of Glenferrie Road.  We base our teaching on the individual development and skills of each student in a structured yet flexible art curriculum that is transformative and progressive. Through the engaging and resourceful teaching methods,  students  fully explore and express their own artistic creativity, skills and style to realise each of their full potential.

Malvern School of Art is owned and facilitated by award winning children's book author and illustrator, 

Tull Suwannakitr (

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19 February 2018 • Character Design and Layout Workshop

The workshop with Tull was a great experience, was easy to understand and Tull was a great teacher.. I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in drawing. I would Highly recommend this workshop


13 February 2018 • Character Design and Layout Workshop

The workshop with Tull was a great experience. Lots of learning's to take away and apply to my own work. A dynamic and interactive workshop and Tull's teaching style is spot on!


11 September 2017 • Character Design and Layout Workshop

A fantastic workshop, the teacher, and the setting! You will get great easy-to-understand tips on character creation process, will apply that right on the spot, and will get support and guidance from Tull. Highly recommended!

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