Designing Characters from a Storytelling Approach | Leo M. | Skillshare

Designing Characters from a Storytelling Approach

Leo M., Story Artist at Walt Disney Studios

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9 Lessons (1h 10m)
    • 1. Greetings

    • 2. "Line-work" Approach

    • 3. Inspiration from Life

    • 4. Research Exploration

    • 5. Conclusions

    • 6. Thumbnailing Your Ideas

    • 7. "Line-work" Approach: Rough Pass

    • 8. "Line-work" Approach: Final Pass

    • 9. Final Thoughts

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55 of 56 students recommend this class
Laura Sfiat


Great class! Thank you so much. Very well explained and engaging
I think the more world experience you have, the more you can get out of this class. Insightful if you have an internal reference.
Juan Ayala Jr.

Illustrator for Hire

I thought it was a decent class to help with finding references and ideas for drawing and a storytelling way. Although I didn't feel like there was enough dialogue regarding the "why" certain decisions are made, I was able to learn by looking. Also, the (I guess) "history" portion was a bit long or it could have just been explained a little better as to why we were seeing it. Overall, I DO recommend this class for people that are looking for somewhere to begin a drawing, if you're out of ideas, or just are looking for a different approach with your illustrations. (bonus points for mentioning Norman Rockwell)
Really enjoy watching how you think about things, Leo!