Concept Art - From Start to Finish - Part 2| Grade 9-12

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What You Will Learn

This course teaches how to design characters, their environments, and their backstories. Students will create characters, scenery design, clothing design, and basic plot-creation. 

Keywords: character design, animals, scenery, story, creativity, concept art, clothing design, plot


Design For 

Grade 9 - Grade 12




Course Overview

6 - 10



hours per class

Eastern Time


9:00 - 11:00 a.m. EST 

Pacific Time


6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. PST

6 - 12 classes / meet once a week
Part 1:
1/10/2021, 1/17/2021, 1/24/2021,
1/31/2021, 2/7/2021, 2/14/2021
Part 2:
2/21/2021, 2/28/2021, 3/7/2021,
3/14/2021, 3/21/2021, 3/28/2021


This course page is for Part 2 (the latter 6 lessons) registration.

If you are interested in Part 1 (the first 6 lessons), please click here

We highly recommend taking both Part 1 and Part 2 courses for the best learning outcome!




Unit 1. What is Concept Art? (Introduction)
Unit 2. Characters (Comic Strips/ Funny Animals)
Unit 3. Characters (Superheroes/ Action)
Unit 4. Characters (Sci-Fi/ Fantasy)
Unit 5. Characters (Romance/ Drama)
Unit 6. Setting (Plants/ Nature)
Unit 7: Setting (Non-Human Animals/ Nature)
Unit 8. Setting (Buildings)
Unit 9. Story (Backstory)
Unit 10. Story (Main Plot)
Unit 11. Story (Main Plot Part 2)
Unit 12. Wrap up, Sharing Our Work

Course Projects

Project 2: Designing a simple character in the style of newspaper comics or loony tunes

Project 6: Designing nature-related scenery for one of your previously designed characters

Project 9: Creating a backstory to a new character or one of the previous ones.





*Prepare your own materials

  • HB pencil/ regular #2 pencil (Quantity: at least 2)

  • 2H pencil (Quantity:1)

  • Pencil sharpener

  • 8.5 x 11 inch printer paper (at least 48 sheets, or four for each class)

  • Staedtler Mars Plastic eraser (Quantity:1)





Jaye Raine

School of Visual Arts, BFA in Cartooning | Illustrator, Writer

Hello, my name is Jaye. I am an illustrator and writer. I have had my art published in two children's books and several comics anthologies. I have also produced many comics, illustrations, and prose stories that have been self-published. I earned a BFA in Cartooning from the School of Visual Arts and a BS in Biology from the City University of New York.

Jaye's Artworks