Narrative Illustration with Adrian Bush


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In this 8-week course, students will learn to illustrate narratives with passion and a unique voice. Technical skills are of course necessary to make a great painting, but so are heart and introspection. Through lectures, discussions, demos, and painting exercises, students will learn to quickly and confidently paint from imagination, drawing deeply from their creative center.
We’ll cover:
Artistic Voice
Creating clear emotional stories
Material indication
And more!

Duration: 8 weeks
Date & Time: Every Saturday, starting the 8th April at 1pm-5pm EST
Skill level: All skill levels welcome
Tiers: Receive feedback or spectate without homework feedback
Format: 4 hour live class with combination of lectures, demos, and feedback. Recordings will be provided within 24 hours of each class.
Materials: Any digital or traditional mediums. Paintovers will be done digitally.

Week 1: Thematic Storytelling
Week 2: Emotional Composition
Week 3: Rendering Brief and layer structure
Week 4: Composition and types of Contrast
Week 5: Form and Material Indication
Week 6: Suggestion and Brushwork Resolution
Week 7: Value Grouping and Shape Carving
Week 8: Final demo, Q&A


Adrian is an Illustrator and Senior Concept Artist in the Games Industry. His past clients include Ready at Dawn, Riot Games, and Firewalk, where his focus has been on concept design and keyframe illustration.