Visual Storytelling & Illustration Techniques
Visual Storytelling & Illustration Techniques with Sara Wong : Learn the process of creating compelling illustrations for your motion design work. Illustrator Sara Wong teaches you her process of pulling out the emotional content of a story and creating compelling visuals that are beautiful. Learn better illustration techniques for your motion.
IMPROVE YOUR ILLUSTRATION SKILLS
Making beautiful illustrations can help the overall quality of your work. Moving past circles and squares can be a difficult step for many motion designers, but this course is designed to help you with that journey. We want to give you a process driven approach to create your own original illustrations for your motion work.
STORYTELLING WITH VISUALS
This course is not about the basics of illustration but rather the principles of storytelling with illustration. Our goal is to help motion designers become better visual artists. Sara has a process driven approach to thinking through the subject and creating visuals that tell the story.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL COURSE
If you’re a total beginner to design and illustration this may not be the course for you. Sara is going to skip past some basics and get into the important aspects of taking your illustration work to a deeper level. She has and emphasis on tone and emotion and will help you create more compelling illustration work.
What you’ll learn from this workshop
If you are interested in creating more compelling and beautiful illustration work, then this course is for you. This is an intermediate course and total beginners should start with our PSD & AI 101.
Tools & Workflow
Photoshop is a powerful tool for creating pixel-based artwork. This module will show you the fundamental processes you need to know including; Clipping Masks, Shape Layers & Texturing.
Color Theory & Reference
Telling your story through strong visuals also means using color to communicate a specific tone. In this module, Sara will walk through her theory of color palettes communicating in specific ways.
Flora & Texture
We’ve covered some basics so let’s make a digital painting. In this module, Sara will show you her process of pulling and curating references. She will then illustrate a plant scene complete with texture and color.
Here Sara will go to Pencil and Paper to start working on her final scene. Starting with a word list, she’ll think through the underlying concepts that translate into the visuals. Then she will show you her process of sketching compositions and concepts.
Digital Illustration Workflow
With our composition done Sara will show you the process of creating a digital illustration. Using her techniques she’ll show you how to create a beautiful and textured illustration that tells the story of her underlying concept.
Prep For Animation
With the illustration finished, Sara will show you how to prepare the artwork for Adobe After Effects. Simple naming and organization inside of Photoshop is an important part of taking your Illustrations into After Effects for animation.
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