How to Capture Emotions in Your Illustrations

Ramona Kaulitzki, Children's illustrator

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9 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Welcome

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Storytelling

    • 4. Values

    • 5. Lines

    • 6. Shapes

    • 7. Color

    • 8. Demo

    • 9. Thank you!

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About This Class

How to Capture Emotions in Your Illustrations

In this class you will learn how to use things like lines, shapes, values and colors to capture emotions in your illustrations. I will take a sketch into four different directions to show you how you can convey fear, calmness, sadness and joy.


Illustrations are a way to communicate stories and or or concepts. And the best way you can do this is with emotion, it gives the viewer the opportunity to connect with your images. If this is done successfully this is what will make people hit the like button and share your work with their friends.

After taking this class you will be equipped with various tools to to capture emotions in your illustrations which will create a connection between your work and your audience.
This ability will make your illustrations immediately more valuable.

This class is for everyone who is interested in telling stories with their illustrations. The principles that I will show you are adaptable on every level of experience. Some drawing experiences would be useful but this class will be equally helpful if you are a complete beginner.

I will work digitally on a drawing tablet on the illustration I will show you but the topic of this class are general design principles so you can really use any medium you want to create your own emotional illustration.

Let‘s get started and thank you so much for joining this class!

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