Narrative Art: Drawing Imaginary Characters Staff Pick

Ira Marcks, Illustrator / Cartoonist

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24 Lessons (1h 51m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:30
    • 2. Class Overview

      2:32
    • 3. Narrative Art History pt. 1

      1:58
    • 4. Narrative Art History pt. 2

      4:01
    • 5. Narrative Art History pt. 3

      3:47
    • 6. Disney's Illusion of Life

      6:23
    • 7. Squash and Stretch pt. 1

      3:45
    • 8. Squash and Stretch pt. 2

      5:04
    • 9. Character Appeal

      3:44
    • 10. Advanced Appeal

      4:54
    • 11. Believability

      8:02
    • 12. Staging Characters

      6:29
    • 13. Staging Scenes

      5:58
    • 14. Staging Environments

      4:23
    • 15. Other Kinds of Heroes

      4:01
    • 16. A Few Thoughts

      1:38
    • 17. Class Project: Concept

      9:02
    • 18. Class Project: Sketch pt. 1

      6:41
    • 19. Class Project: Sketch pt. 2

      4:56
    • 20. Class Project: Ink pt. 1

      6:49
    • 21. Class Project: Ink pt. 2

      2:25
    • 22. Class Project: Color pt. 1

      2:29
    • 23. Class Project: Color pt. 2

      8:37
    • 24. Wrap It Up

      1:45
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Project Description

Assignment:

Show us a character in action! Create a drawing that shows us your new character living in a fantastic (possibly dangerous) world!

Project steps:

Develop your character by responding to the ideas I address in chapters 6-16. Download the class notes for reference and review my process in the 'class project' chapters.

Create a single piece of narrative art. Share a moment with your cool new character! Be expressive, emotive and unique in your vision!

Sharing Your Work:

Share your final art and/or progress with the class by uploading to the "Your Project" section. If you have any questions or need more tips, please let me know! I'm happy to help!

Want to keep drawing/learning?

Check out one of my other illustration classes: Ink Illustration: Bold Lines & Fearless Style

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