Narrative drawing is the art of creating stories. If you like comics and admire artists who design characters and environments for animation, if you want to learn how to create illustrations that tell stories, enjoy filling your sketchbooks with expressive drawings, if you have passion for creating from imagination, in this course you will have six weeks of building these skills. You will learn a range of techniques to help you develop your creative ideas into colorful expressive stories.
This course may open for you a new form of art that may be applicable professionally. For example, do you want to illustrate your own books? Do you have visions that you’d love to get on paper? Have you been attracted to game design and looking for guidance on how to express action? Do you admire illustrators who have distinct styles? Do you want to develop this ability to tell visual stories?
In this course, you will begin to acquire a lot of new skills, work from texts, learn how to break stories into visual components, compose images packed with action, draw using your own photographs to produce an expressive continuum, etc.
Bring your stories to live on the pages of your sketchbook. We will be experimenting with a new approach each week, and at the end of the course, we will have several sequences that are referred to as narrative drawings.
Photos from class