Create a welcoming interior using line art

For this workshop I’m going to create an interior background featuring line art and a textured paint style. I want to set myself up for success by doing lots of planning in the early stages of the painting process. I start by seeking out plenty of reference and inspiration.

Once I have a simple idea of the story, I’ll do a drawing of the environment, featuring as many props and details as I can bring to mind. The goal during this stage is to be able to imagine what kind of person lives in this room. I then create several black and white compositions (using one point perspective) that explore different ways of lighting the image. 

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Nick Kennedy

Nick is a vis-dev artist at Disney. His focus is on painting colour and light, and how they affect the environment around us.