Creative Illustration: Drawing Sea Monsters | Ira Marcks | Skillshare

Creative Illustration: Drawing Sea Monsters

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Ira Marcks, Illustrator / Cartoonist

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10 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:09
    • 2. Monsters and Imagination

      5:40
    • 3. Mythology and Geography

      3:24
    • 4. Personality and Ability

      2:37
    • 5. Reference and Ratio

      3:19
    • 6. Sketches and Silhouettes

      5:43
    • 7. Pushing and Posing

      2:08
    • 8. Inking and Hatching

      6:40
    • 9. Color and Theory

      7:22
    • 10. Wrap Up

      1:01

About This Class

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The first appearance of a sea monster in the far corners of ancient maps wasn't just a strange cultural artifact, it was a brilliant moment of creative inspiration!

In this class, we'll look at the history and culture that brought the medieval sea monster to illustrative life and use those steps to create a creature of our very own! This class is a great fit for anyone looking to expand their creative illustration skills, bring more meaning to their fantasy art and develop some valuable drawing skills. 

Here are the topics I'll be covering:

  • History of the Medival Sea Monster
  • Creative Metaphors
  • Generating Inspiration
  • Utilizing References
  • Characterization
  • Planning a Composition
  • Styling Line Art
  • Color Theory

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.

I share new work on my Instagram and you can join my Patreon for behind the scenes insights.

 

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