Everybody loves designing characters, but what about the spaces where those characters eat, sleep, work and play?

Illustrating interior environments can be a HUGE challenge because there are so many elements that need to work for the illustration to look right.

The whole vibe can feel off when any of the common pitfalls come into play, such as a boring point of view, overly empty spaces, awkwardly placed objects, and inconsistent timeframe or architecture.

But there's hope!

In this course by teacher and professional illustrator, Will Terry, you'll learn how to illustrate interior environments from interesting and unexpected angles. You'll learn to rotate rooms, creating various POVs from which to choose the perfect angle for your illustration. 

Will's class is part of our Foundations Curriculum, which is designed to help artists of all skill levels build a stronger foundation in illustration and master the essential skills needed to be a working artist.

In this class you will learn:

  • How to create interesting point-of-view angles

  • How to design spaces to scale

  • How to add props to your illustration

  • How to add overlapping foreground objects

  • How to add period and location details

About the Instructor


Will Terry

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. 

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Introduction

    • Workbook PDF

    • Assignment 1: Adding Dimension

  2. 2
    • Creating Interesting POV Angles

    • Exercise 1: Rotating A Room

    • Designing Spaces to Scale

    • Exercise 2: Mapping out a Room

  3. 3
    • Adding Props

    • Adding Overlapping Foreground Objects

    • Assignment 2

    • Assignment 2: Adding Visual Interest

  4. 4
    • Matching Period and Location

    • Demonstration: Interior Timelapse

    • Assignment 3: Putting it All Together

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