Illustration classes with a storytelling twist. Develop your skills as an illustrator, concept artist, and character designer. You’ll need a Skillshare membership to watch. This link gets you 2 months of free access.
Learn to think and work like a mapper of imaginary places. The best way to explore an imaginary world is with a map. But a map is capable of so much more than charting geography. It can give an intimate look at an extraordinary time and place. Join me as we take a trip through the famous and obscure map artifacts that help define the art form.
What you’ll learn: The History of Map Symbols and Icons, Fundamentals of Map Design, Maps as Metaphor, Design Artifacts, Symbols, Icons, and Type.
Become a creator of a new world. Concept art refers to world-building artwork, usually illustration, used to inspire the development of a bigger project. For me, it's a way to mix real-life and imagination and bring new depth to a drawing.
What you’ll learn: World Building, Utilizing Fantasy/Sci-Fi Tropes, Finding Inspiration, Gathering References, Planning a Composition, Illustrating Depth, Styling Line Art, Using Tonal Planes, Choosing Colors. For free access to the video lessons and two months of all access to the learning platform, Skillshare, click the link below:
Behind every good cartoon character is a narrative artist. A narrative artist is someone who can imagine and design the kinds of characters that draw us in and lead us on crazy adventures. Characters of all kinds, from the epic and cosmic to the simple and familiar. In this class, you'll learn the process and principles that narrative artists use to bring a character to life.
What you’ll learn: How Narrative Art Works, Disney's 'The Illusion of Life' Book, The Squash and Stretch Principle, Character 'Appeal', Staging Characters and Scenes, Conceptualizing a Scene, Sketching and Composition Planning, Inking an Illustration, Coloring an Illustration. For free access to the video lessons and two months of all access to the learning platform, Skillshare, click the link below:
Character design with a monstrous twist. In this class, we'll look at the art and culture that brought the medieval sea monster to illustrative life and use those steps to create a creature of our very own! A fun and short class for anyone looking to bring more story to their fantasy art.
What you’ll learn: Creature Characterization, Creature Design, Using Photo References, Inking Style, and Color Theory.
A unique class using color theory to inspire character design. This course starts with a look at how artists put color to use. Then, a brief study in what makes cartoon color so unique. Once our mind gears are turning, we'll jump into Photoshop CC with a class project that will give you the tools and techniques necessary to bring more vibrancy to your drawings.
What you’ll learn: How Artists Use Color to Communicate, Basics of Cartoon Color, Coloring in Photoshop CC, Refining Hues, Adjusting Saturation Levels, Rim Lighting Effects.
What makes a good illustration work? A good illustration can illuminate an idea, simplify a complexity and give us the feels all at once. In this class, you'll learn to define your creative goals, develop your symbolism and evoke stronger feelings in your drawings using a few simple principles from the world of design.
What you’ll learn: Design thinking, Roles of the Modern Illustrator, Gathering References, Visual Composition, and Illustrated Symbolism.
Take your illustration style to the next level. This is a class for illustrators looking to build stronger compositions, ink bolder lines, and utilize their inspirations. A perfect class for illustrators of all skills and interests.
What you’ll learn: Utilizing Inspiration from Other Artists, a Variety of Inking Techniques.