Creative Composition

Creative Composition (updated)

Updated with NEW material! | taught by Will Terry
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Will Terry
Will Terry

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 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.

Practice what you are learning with the PDF workbook.

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

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

Course Contents

35 Videos
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