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By Michelle Tabares, Illustrator and Cartoonist

Concept Design: Designing Meaningful Interiors That Tell a Story

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

When it comes to any visual storytelling medium, having lush and emotive backgrounds and interiors for your characters to inhabit can add new life and dimension to your story. A well conceptualized, drafted and executed interior space can serve all kinds of vital storytelling functions; from establishing key settings, painting a fuller picture about the character or characters that use the space and helping to assert story critical themes, messages and moods.  This is a tutorial style class, where I'll walk you through the creation of an original interior space from beginning to end. In this class, we will start by considering the space and asking ourselves five key questions - the answers to these questions will be used throughout the creation of our interior space.  This class is specially for cartoonists, illustrators and animators that want to get a better handle on creating thoughtful interiors that help enrich their stories.  All music in this lesson is courtesy of DJ Quads: https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads

Course overview - 10

  • Considering the Space

  • Room Mapping

  • Blocking in the Shapes

  • Drawing the Room

  • Adding Functional Objects

  • Architectural Details

  • Inking

  • Personalizing the Space

  • Adding Color, Shading and Highlights

  • Closing Thoughts

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Meet your instructor

Michelle Tabares
Michelle TabaresIllustrator and Cartoonist
I've studied a variety of different creative disciplines ranging from graphic design, creative writing and drawing, but at this time I mostly focus on comics and illustration at the classes you'll see from me are a reflection of that. I'm a big believer in harnessing inspiration from a variety of sources and in the importance of trying new things and pushing yourself artistically. The two things I love most about teaching others is how much I end up learning in the process and the other is the rewarding feeling that comes from helping other artists grow creatively. Non-art things I love with an undying passion include; drinking tea, absurdist humor, taking long walks, thrifting, caring for plants and sharing cute kitten photos with people I love.