Idea Generation and Sketching: Part 1 of Environment and Character Design Illustration | Brianna Gilmartin | Skillshare

Idea Generation and Sketching: Part 1 of Environment and Character Design Illustration

Brianna Gilmartin, Illustrator, Cartoonist, Comic Creator

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6 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Idea generation

    • 3. Thumbnailing

    • 4. Initial rough pencil sketch

    • 5. Digital Sketching

    • 6. Closing


About This Class

In this class, we will be going over how to plan out an illustration from thumb-nailing, gathering reference, rough initial sketch, to final sketch. This is part one of a series of classes that will lead to a final full color illustration using my methods of working. You can start here and follow along all the way, or you can just complete the parts of the series that covers what you are interested in learning! Each class will be posted in order from the beginning phase to the final, a few weeks between each class. I can't wait to see what you create along with me!

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-Photoshop (optional)

-Drawing Tablet (also optional)

-Your brain!

-Reference materials





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Brianna Gilmartin

Illustrator, Cartoonist, Comic Creator

Hello there! My name is Brianna Gilmartin and I am a freelance illustrator living in South Jersey, USA, about 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia. I live in the woods where I have adventures with my muppet creature-like dog, Laika. I love to create fantasy illustrations based on the inspirations I get from my life and the world and creatures around me. My expertise lies in character designing, artwork based around fantasy and magic, traditional inking with brushes, nibs, and pens, te...

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