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Concept Art: Drawing Imaginary Worlds

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Ira Marcks, Illustrator / Cartoonist

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18 Lessons (1h 28m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:14
    • 2. Reality meets Fantasy

      1:47
    • 3. Questioning Existence

      3:40
    • 4. When Where What & Why

      3:11
    • 5. The Nature of Time

      7:28
    • 6. Environmental Effects

      3:16
    • 7. Details of Civilization Part 1

      1:19
    • 8. Details of Civilization Part 2

      6:20
    • 9. Distribution of Power

      3:45
    • 10. Cultural Values

      3:35
    • 11. Designing Technology

      4:00
    • 12. Signs from Other Worlds

      3:04
    • 13. The Right Ingredients

      2:36
    • 14. Finding Framing, Drawing Depth

      13:27
    • 15. Inking with Character

      9:44
    • 16. Tonal Planes

      8:00
    • 17. Color Scheme

      10:06
    • 18. Class Project & Wrap Up

      1:39
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About This Class

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Have you ever looked at a drawing of a strange alien world or futuristic city and wondered: How did someone come up with that crazy idea? Me too!

Concept art usually refers to world-building artwork used to inspire the development of a bigger project. It's an approach to drawing utilized by visual artists, authors, game designers, filmmakers and many creative storytellers. For me, it's a way to mix real-life and imagination and bring new depth to a drawing.

Here are the topics I'll be covering:

  • World Building
  • Utilizing Fantasy/Sci-Fi Tropes
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Gathering References
  • Planning a Composition
  • Illustrating Depth
  • Styling Line Art
  • Using Tonal Planes
  • Choosing Colors

All you'll need for this class is a pencil and paper but I'm working in Clip Studio Paint for visual clarity.

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Ira Marcks

Illustrator / Cartoonist

Hey, I'm Ira. I draw pictures, tell stories, and teach from my studio in Upstate NY.

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