Get more comfortable drawing people in scenes and within interesting compositions! 

Drawing people and creating scenes with characters is a lot of fun! It can add a lot of personality and stories to your illustrations. You can also use this skill for your own creative business and/or clients in games, animation, and publishing!

In this class, we will go on a journey of designing stylized characters and layouts using simple shapes, perspective, and composition fundamentals.

To celebrate summer and to relax while drawing, we will be placing the characters in a fun little story moment of a summer picnic in the garden, by the seaside, on the forest meadow, or wherever you like!

What students say about the course

“Learned so much and had fun with this class. I love how the examples are in sketch style so it's easy to follow. The information is helpful too and I had to take down a lot of notes. Recommended for everyone.”


- Jared. 

What you will learn

You will learn about: 

- flat vs realistic illustration 

- perspective, depth, volume, scale, overlap, framing 

- point of view 

and how they help you create scenes and environments with characters and various objects. 

What is more, you will also learn the basic process used in concept illustration! 

Building on top of my previous character design classes, this class will help you gain a solid skill for developing your character design style further.

What you will get

Video lessons with practical examples - Resources - Class project

Who is it for?

This course is great if you have finished my courses about Stylized Characters Design & Illustrate Expressive People and you want to continue building your character design skills.

Hi, I am Iva from Art Side of Life and I will be your instructor

Course Curriculum


Access to Resources

Course Project

Lesson 1 - Flat vs Realistic Layout

Lesson 2 - Proportions

Lesson 3 - More Characters

Lesson 4 - Busy vs Simple Scene

Lesson 5 - Practice I

Lesson 6 - Overlap

Lesson 7 - Framing

Lesson 8 - Horizon & Point of View

Lesson 9 - Practice II

Lesson 10 - Practice III

Lesson 11 - Scene Concepts

Lesson 12 - Characters Interaction

Lesson 13 - Color Palette Concepts

Lesson 14 - Sketch Adjustments

Lesson 15 - Color Test

Lesson 16 - Base Colors

Lesson 17 - Shadows

Lesson 18 - Highlights

Lesson 19 - Final Details

Lesson 20 - Cross-legged - Sitting Pose

Lesson 21 - Front view - Sitting Pose

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

You can start and finish at your own pace.

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have lifetime access to the course. You can start and finish it anytime you want. 

How can I pay for the course?

At the moment, we accept PayPal and credit card payments. Some students have had issues with Visa debit card and Visa prepaid card. If you have the possibility to use another credit card, please do so. Otherwise, please contact me at

What equipment do I need to take the course?

Personal computer, tablet or smartphone. Please make sure you have access to a reliable internet connection to stream the videos. You will also need an email account to receive communication concerning this course. 

Where can I contact you in case I need help?

In case you have any questions related to this course, please contact me at

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