VISUAL STORYTELLING ENROLL NOW! JOIN THE WAIT LIST Creating Stories Through Art

An Artist’s Guide To Limitless Idea Generation, Immersive Storytelling, and Expressing Narrative Through Visual Design

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Do your paintings lack intrigue or a compelling story? 

Would you like to take your art to the next level and create amazing visual stories that capture your audience?

To learn how to build an immersive world with your art?


Do your paintings lack intrigue or a compelling story? 

Would you like to take your art to the next level and create amazing visual stories that capture your audience and build an immersive world around your artwork?

It’s time for you to learn how to create awesome stories with your art, from sketches to finished paintings!

I’m Adrian Virlan, and I’m a concept artist for games, movies, board games – you name it! I’ve been doing this stuff for years and years and I love every second of being a professional artist.

I’ve done a lot of things wrong when it comes to creating awesome art, but also a lot of things right! Here are a couple of my older concepts:

 

One of the main things I found was this: what attracted people to my art wasn’t the details, the colors or anything like that – it was the STORIES

Storytelling is one of the oldest and most powerful art forms in human culture. Visual artists have an incredible power to communicate complex and compelling narratives with a single still image.

As a visual artist, you are probably struggling to get your work noticed, to keep people engaged and interested in your artwork beyond a simple “like” on a post.

Perhaps you’ve taken a shot at landscape painting or even character art, but you feel that something is still missing – something that gives it depth, and substance.

But what exactly could that be? Many artists don’t know exactly how to do this.

That’s where creating stories comes in. Every artist should learn how to tell stories with their art! 

A story is the soul of your artwork. It enhances the entire experience for yourself and your audience, connecting them to the realm you conjured through your art. 

To put it simply – it gives your art life.

That’s why I put together this course for you to really take your storytelling skills to the next level, and learn a bunch of useful painting techniques in the process. 

We’ll be creating a bunch of great paintings from scratch, and I’ll be your guide through this unique digital painting course!

Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • A 10+ hours of comprehensive video guide to creating paintings full of story
  • Generate unlimited new ideas from simple prompts
  • Explore your ideas through sketches and thumbnails
  • Simple techniques for finding the best variations of your ideas
  • The best ways to use design elements like Lighting, Composition, and Color to tell a story
  • A unique method for creating characters and creatures in your stories
  • Methods for brainstorming and expanding on existing ideas
  • Effective Photoshop Techniques
  • Create a painterly effect with your art
  • How to improve your creative mindset and have fun with your artistic process

Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • A 10+ hours of comprehensive video guide to creating paintings full of story
  • Generate unlimited new ideas from simple prompts
  • Explore your ideas through sketches and thumbnails
  • Simple techniques for finding the best variations of your ideas
  • The best ways to use design elements like Lighting, Composition, and Color to tell a story
  • A unique method for creating characters and creatures in your stories
  • Methods for brainstorming and expanding on existing ideas
  • Effective Photoshop Techniques
  • Create a painterly effect with your art
  • How to improve your creative mindset and have fun with your artistic process

What You Get In The Course

  • In-depth 3-module program for beginner or intermediate artists
  • BONUS module with insights and professional tips about the industry, being and artist, and more
  • 10+ hours of video content
  • Assignments for each module
  • Access to the private Visual Storytelling Student Group
  • Resources & Project Files
  • Lifetime Access with individual course purchase

What You Get In The Course

  • In-depth 3-module program for beginner or intermediate artists
  • BONUS module with insights and professional tips about the industry, being and artist, and more
  • 10+ hours of video content
  • Assignments for each module
  • Access to the private Visual Storytelling Student Group
  • Resources & Project Files
  • Lifetime Access with individual course purchase

Hear what the students have to say

“Amazing technical tips and demos”

“I loved Walid’s course and one of the most valuable aspects of it, aside from the amazing technical tips and demos, strategies and techniques, is just how accessible he makes the career path and improving in art. Rather than some daunting mountain, he shows us, just like with an art piece, how it can be broken up and surmounted. I will do more courses with him!”

Theresa Klokkeblomst

“This course is the best ever!”

“This course is the best ever! Thank you very much for your hard work on it. It contained everything needed as for a beginner artist or someone who already know the basics but wants to improve their skill.  I was so grateful when I understood that this course really helps me to understand things and work tips that I couldn’t find out learning by myself!  It is totally worth all money that you pay!”

Alice Shmul

“One of the best decisions for my art career”

“Taking Walid´s course was one of the best decisions for my art career. It helped me a lot to improve my art skills over the last months. I recommend it for every artist that is interested in learning awesome new skills in Concept Art. The course also gives a safe “harbour” for getting feedback onto your artwork through the Evenant community.”

Sanat Sharma

Some more great words from other students:

Join the rest of the art students and enroll today!

Your Journey Through The Course

Introduction:
Entering the World of Visual Storytelling


  • Dive into the world of telling stories through your art
  • Get to know your teacher
  • Examples of storytelling in artworks
  • The importance of creating narratives in your paintings
  • Learn about the creative process of telling stories with art

Module 1:
Brainstorming and Sketching

  • Learn the history of storytelling and its immense importance in human culture
  • How to create a brief as a foundation for your narrative
  • Learn the Blue Sky Method for freely generating new and creative ideas
  • Assemble your reference library to streamline your process
  • Learn to self-direct as a one-person art team
  • How to generate pages of unique sketches and limitless idea variations

Module 2:
Building the Artwork

  • Bring your best ideas to life through developing your sketches
  • Using values to communicate narrative through thumbnails
  • How to improve your compositions and create dynamics and intrigue in your paintings
  • Learn how color and lighting can communicate mood and story elements
  • Learn Photoshop shortcuts and toolsets to increase your workflow efficiency

Module 3:
Continuing the Story

  • Develop and expand upon your story with additional paintings
  • Understand creature and pose design and how to use them to communicate character traits
  • How to continue building worlds and expanding your narrative
  • Use photo textures to quickly create realism and detail in your paintings
  • Apply the finishing touches on your pieces to bring them to presentation quality

Bonus Module:
My Insights

  • Learn to find inspiration in the world around you
  • Tips on finding work as an artist
  • Working on your own IPs
  • How to boost your productivity
  • Finding and developing your own unique style
  • General life advice for developing artists

Module 6:
Creating Characters – And Bringing Them To Life

  • A Quick And Exciting Method For Creating Character Thumbnails
  • How To Develop Thumbnails Into Elaborate Designs
  • The Full Process Of Going From Thumbnail To Fully Rendered Character
  • Learn A Method For Creating Character Variations Quickly
  • How To Quickly Design Weapons And Accessories For Your Characters
  • Presenting Your Character Artworks

Module 7:
The Awesome Art Of Matte Painting

  • The Full Process Of Creating A Matte Painting Environment Artwork
  • Achieve A Brilliantly Realistic Result
  • Learn My Secret Techniques For Matte Painting In Photoshop
  • Powerful Methods For Matching, Transforming And Blending Photos
  • How To Keep A Stock Photos Library Organized

Module 8:
Insights From The Industry

  • Turn Your Passion For Art Into A Living
  • Get The Insights From Amazing Artists In The Industry
  • How To Build A Portfolio
  • How To Price Your Work
  • Learn How To Find Clients And Build Fruitful Relationships
  • Quick Tips For Being Productive
  • Earn More While Working Less

After this course, you will be ready to weave interesting and compelling stories with your artwork, and bring people into your creations and the world you build around them.

Remember – your art is only as good as the story it tells.

And you know …
Many art schools charge $20.000+ per semester
– that’s just too inaccessible for most artists.

You can have lifetime access this course and all its valuable teachings
for a fraction of the cost those big art schools charge you. You can also get the Evenant Annual Pass and get access to all our courses.

Take charge of your own path,
join this course, and embark on a
fantastic journey with many other artists to truly
take your art skills to the next level …

… even if you’ve only just started.

Student Results

Evenant Guarantee

We don’t want any unhappy students. If we didn’t meet your expectations, get in touch within 21 days of purchase, and we’ll give you every penny back – no questions asked. But we’re so confident you’re going to like the course, we’re willing to take that risk. If for some reason you’re unhappy, get in touch within 21 days and we’ll issue you a refund and even let you keep the bonuses. So, see you on the inside?
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Black Friday Deal

Get Access To ALL COURSES With The Annual Pass

Only $39/m 

Last Chance!

(Goes up to $49/m after Black Friday)

Enroll right now!

$199
$ 149 One-Time Payment
  • In-depth 3-module program for beginner or intermediate artists
  • Assignments And Exercises to Accelerate Your Learning
  • Feedback on your art from our own Evenant tutors
  • Private Visual Storytelling Student Group
  • Lifetime Access, Including Updates
  • Downloadable Resources (Brush pack, stock photos, and more)
  • 21 Days Money Back Guarantee

This course is also available in the Evenant Annual Pass, which gives you access to all our courses at a great price.

 

This course will be available on Friday, November 20th!

Psst… If you want to get notified when this course is out and secure your spot, go ahead and make a free account on the Evenant Platform!

 

Or, get early access to this course as well as every other Evenant course by signing up to the Evenant Annual Pass!

This course will also be available in the Evenant Annual Pass, which gives you access to all our courses at a great price.

Meet Your Instructor

Adrian Virlan – Course Instructor

Adrian is a Concept Artist based in Spain, working in the video game industry, with a background in environment and character design, and a realistic visual style.
 

Adrian has worked on a variety of different projects and game titles, including HIVE: Altenum Wars at Catness Game Studios as a Lead Concept Artist, Sons of Dawn, with the Narrative Designer Kiko Blasco, and Arker: The Legend of Ohm from Arker Labs, in which he created high end illustrations in in-game content and promotional art, as well as environment pieces and keyframe paintings.

You can find more info on Adrian’s work at his website: https://hevenurion.com/

FAQ

I’m a pretty good artist already, will this course teach me anything new?

Yes, absolutely! Every artist can benefit from expanding their storytelling skills and learning how to weave narrative into their artwork. The simple techniques and strategies for freeform idea generation and using specific design elements to tell stories that are offered in this course are useful to both the beginner and established artist alike!

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own. 

If you have the Evenant Annual Pass (paid yearly or monthly), you’ll have access to all courses for the duration of your pass.

Our Evenant course mentors will monitor the student groups to make sure that everyone is on track and to give pointers along the way. It’s also a community effort so students can support each other by providing feedback to one another.

Yes! This course will provide you with the tools that you need to create new artwork from scratch, and to build a solid foundation of artistic skills with which to tell compelling stories. Intermediate artists will also benefit from the valuable insights about storytelling through artwork, generating ideas, and maintaining a creative mindset.
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us at support@evenant.com within the first 21 days of enrollment and we will give you a full refund.

We want to get you to reach your ultimate goals, and help you become the very best artist that you can be.

There will be openings where the instructor will offer 1-on-1 private tutoring through video calls, paintovers, and more. You’ll get personal feedback and guidance from course mentors themselves in a private, and focused setting that revolves around you and your goals.

As a private student with a 1-on-1 tutor you will, as you go through the main course curriculum, be sending in your assignments, questions and artworks privately to your instructor every week and receiving personal feedback and industry insights.

Stay tuned on the platform to learn more about how you can get private tutoring as soon as spots open!

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