Creative Composition

Creative Composition

taught by Will Terry
Buy $150.00
Marlies Mast

Cathlyn Driscoll

Emphasis...yes!

So many great chapters for this class, and so many great ideas along the way. Emphasis for me has always been a challenge, and now I have tools to help guide me- along with a checklist! I can so easily see where I have gone 'awry' with some of my ...

Nathan Drushinin

Very Immersive

This was such a great course! It was amazing getting to immerse myself in the thought process' of these wonderful artists. They covered so much excellent material. Thank you so much!

Marlies Mast

Cathlyn Driscoll

So many great chapters for this class, and so many great ideas along the way. Emphasis for me has always been a challenge, and now I have tools to help guide me- along with a checklist! I can so easily see where I have gone 'awry' with some of my ...

Nathan Drushinin

This was such a great course! It was amazing getting to immerse myself in the thought process' of these wonderful artists. They covered so much excellent material. Thank you so much!

Jenny van Baden

Talking about composition: This course is extremely well composed! Love the way and pace in which Will touches all the important areas.

S.R. Willems

Lucia Paganini

LUCIA PARA

I wish I learned these things at Uni, and even if I could guess some of them, it's so valuable to put them all together. Great course, thank you!

Anita Cissel

Mohammad Sabbagh

Michelle Wood

This course was extremely helpful. I learned so much about making dynamic illustrations.

Sarah Glazer

This course really helped me become super aware of composition and value. I will probably go back and re-watch parts of it for reminders. I learned more from this class than I did in my college classes from years ago.

Carina Povarchik

Amal AlThawwad

Shawn Turek

This is the first course I watched (and finished) after subscribing about a month ago, and I really liked it. The checklist and workbook are great resources and I'm putting them to use. Watching Will, Jake, and Guy work and talk through their proc...

Joakim Dyngeland

Great course. I learned so much! Thank you

Betsy Elam

Great course! Quite thorough! Better than any of my college art classes!

Morana Babić

Thank you so much! I have been looking for something exactly like this. Simple and understandable. And the checklist is like you were reading my mind.

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Alex Diaz

This is a must-watch for anyone who wants to really understand what composition is all about. It has been of tremendous help for me and I have watched it twice to get the most of it. I think I'll watch it again for better retention. Totally recomm...

Dorna Diven

Good course!

Andy Tucker

Carol Kohn

As soon as you said you need a process, you had my complete trust and admiration. I'm a writer who believes in process. But tell that to other writers (some, anyway) and they will call you a hack. In fact, a process is a professional's most import...

Aniekan Udofia

Anthony Keyes

Thoroughly enjoyed viewing this course, and working through many of the exercises in the workbook. While some of it was refresher information to me, most of it was not, and watching and listening carefully to Will, Guy, and Jake work their way th...

YOGESH VERMA

Haneen Alemam

learned so much from Will, Jake, and Guy! amazing process they took us through. <3

Tatiany Rocha de Freitas

Tess Wrathall

Loved this course. Loved it. I really liked how there was a main instructor with guest instructors. I think that dynamic helps flesh out the content and helps cover questions and problems that might not otherwise arise with a single instructor. ...

Debra Gibson

I enjoyed the class, it was extremely informative and helpful. It answered my question on why I find some of my illustrations are lacking. The critiques were amazingly helpful not only seeing the images, but the reason they didn't work. The direc...

John Marcotte

This class is so amazing. For artist who don't know much and want to just improve the way they create art. This creative composition helps. I've learned so many new things to help me. I struggled with composition and I feel like this class helped ...

Anna J. Benczédi

Ernest Muračiov

Absolutely awesome course, covering the composition in a fun and relaxing way.

Will Terry
Will Terry
Illustrator

About the instructor

Will Terry has been a freelance illustrator for 26 years. He got his start working for magazines and newspapers in the Washington D.C. area. His early clients include publications such as Time, Money, WSJ and ads for Sprint, Pizza Hut, Fed Ex, and Master Card. He has illustrated about 30 children’s books for a number of publishers, including Random House, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and Penguin. When he's not mountain biking, hiking, or snowboarding he works out of the svslearn.com office in Provo Utah. 

Creative Composition

This class is the medicine you need whether you know it or not. This is the prescription that will make you better, the exercise that will make you faster, the vegetables, the antioxidants of art. Most beginning artists don’t know they need it or find it difficult and skip it to the detriment of their art.

Making a great illustration requires good drawing and rendering skills, BUT, many don’t realize that there’s a preliminary process that MUST take place first. Composing the image is essential to creating a beautiful painting, illustration, graphic novel image, comic panel, or book cover image. Drawing characters, objects and environments accurately and in proportion is a good foundation to making a great image but it’s only part of what you need. Putting everything together to create a complete image with effective eye movements, balance, focal points, legibility, and communication requires good design skills.

You will learn

  • the 4 principles of design
  • how to apply these principles in planning your image
  • how to make your images more legible
  • how to make complex images look simple
  • how to create a hierarchy of focal points
  • methods of working up from a thumbnail sketch to finished drawing

You will Receive

  • 12 hours of HD video instruction
  • PDF Workbook
  • Checklist



Course Contents

11 Videos
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