Welcome to Simple Animals with Simple Stories!
I'm Terry Runyan, visual artist, and I will be sharing with you how you can create cute animals while telling a story with your art.
I have been illustrating cute animals and visual stories for well over 35 years. I spent 30 years as an in-house illustrator for a social expressions company where I created cards, children’s books, gift items and numerous other storytelling product.
In this class you will learn:
*How to tell a simple story through illustration and art.
*How to create cute animal characters for your story.
*How to bring your illustration to the next level with story telling.
*The difference between decorative and pattern art compared to storytelling.
*How to pull story ideas from your own experiences.
*How to pull story ideas from research without copying.
*How to use facial and body expression to tell a story.
*Using anthropomorphizing on animal characters.
*How to use props and a cast of characters for storytelling.
You might be interested in two books I just completed about drawing animals and characters. The books are available here: https://www.terryrunyan.com/collections/books
To learn more about finding your art style, check out my Skillshare class Discovering Your Art Style Through Daily Creating here: https://skl.sh/2XvLNBA
You can find all the supplies I use and the links here: https://www.terryrunyan.com/pages/resources
You can find some awesome character design inspiration on Pinterest here: https://www.pinterest.com/characterdesigh/boards/
I look forward to seeing your projects! If you have any questions please post them in the comments section or with your project. I'm on Skillshare most days and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Music in order of use:
*Kick_the_Can The Mini Vandals
*Mr_Sunny_Face Wayne Jones
*Merengue_de_Limon Quincas Moreira