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Illustration by Design: A Guide to Elevating your Drawing Skills

Ira Marcks, Illustrator / Cartoonist

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17 Videos (1h 7m)
    • Introduction

      2:03
    • What is Design Thinking?

      2:00
    • Connecting Illustration and Design

      1:55
    • Art Nouveau: The Style of the People

      3:19
    • The Spirit of the Movement

      3:16
    • A Utopia for Illustrators

      1:31
    • Roles for Illustrators

      3:46
    • Class Project: Planning a Composition

      7:30
    • Class Project: Lines, Shapes, Space

      3:19
    • Class Project: Making a Mood Board

      3:56
    • Class Project: Symbolic Forms

      3:59
    • Class Project: Sketching an Idea

      7:11
    • Class Project: Tone Map

      1:59
    • Class Project: Line Art & Contrast (pt. 1)

      9:00
    • Class Project: Line Art & Contrast (pt. 2)

      5:13
    • Class Project: Color & Negative Space

      5:46
    • Wrap Up

      0:55
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About This Class

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A good illustration is an amazing thing.

It can illuminate an idea, simplify a complexity and give us the feels all at once. But what makes a good illustration work? Design thinking!

In this class, you'll learn to define your creative goals, develop your symbolism and evoke stronger feelings in your drawings using a few simple principles from the world of design.

Here are the topics we'll be covering:

  • Design Thinking
  • The Power of Connecting Illustration and Design
  • The Origins of the Modern Illustrator
  • Gathering Great References
  • Making Strong Compositions
  • Using Symbolism to Create Stronger Visuals

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 is great in his pedagogy skills. He is thorough in explaining and demonstrating his skills and knowledge. He includes context, history and process in his lesson. Looking forward to his other lessons.
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another VERY interesting and inspiring class, thank you ira :)

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Ira Marcks

Illustrator / Cartoonist

 

My name's Ira. I'm a cartoonist/illustrator living in Upstate NY with my wife, dog, two cats and lots of books. In my classes, I explore ways to create meaningful illustrations and tell stronger stories.

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