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Easy Cartoon Backgrounds for Animation

Learn everything you need to create cartoon backgrounds like the ones you see on TV, using Inkscape.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 8h 35m
Language: English
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Learn everything you need to draw cartoon backgrounds for animation, like the ones you see in TV shows like Dexter’s Lab, Farily Odd Parents and My Little Pony, all by using the mouse and the free program Inkscape instead of pencil and paper, or digital tablets.

First you’ll learn Inkscape for illustration, we’ll take a complete and in depth view at the program and by the end of the first unit, you’ll be able to draw not just what will be in this course, but anything you want!.
The we’ll delve fully into the background illustration where you’ll learn the methods and techniques to draw any type of background, all by drawing the most common type of elements you’ll encounter in a common exterior background, like trees, bushes, skies, etc. And we’ll finish the unit with a lesson on the techniques to build nice looking backgrounds by using basic composition principles.
The final unit we’ll apply everything you learned by drawing the background you’ve been seeing in the promo. There’s a commented, sped up version, where i show you my thought process as well as some tips and techniques, and a REAL TIME uncommented version, so you can better follow along. 

No previous artistic experience needed!. No previous vector software experience needed!. No tablet needed!.

NOTE: The characters in the promo are there only as an example for the composition, they are not show how to draw them in this course, if you want to learn how to draw them you can check my course: Easy Character Design Using Inkscape.

You will learn

✓ Draw cartoon backgrounds for animation.
✓ Learn vector illustration techniques.
✓ How to use Inkscape for illustrations.
✓ Learn the foundamentals of background design.


• The free, open source program, Inkscape

This course is for

• Anyone interested in making cartoon backgrounds for animation
• Beginner artists
• Vector artists
Vector Artist
Ever since i have memory i’ve been a huge cartoon fan, from the old disney movies to modern anime. So as soon as i got my hands arounds software to create art i got to work on it. I believe pure vector illustration (especially for cartoons) should be more popular amongst artists, so hopefully my courses will help artist to discover it.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 8h 35m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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