This will teach you how to illustrate using shapes and color to define form, rather than inked outlines. In this class I'll be taking you through my process of illustrating a character, starting with the concept, then moving into Illustrator to create the shapes, and finally, rendering it in Photoshop. I'll also talk briefly about texture and color adjustments.
This class is perfect for the beginning artist, or even a professional one who's looking to learn a new style. Once the class is done, you'll have a fully illustrated pirate, (or other fun character of your choosing), to add to your portfolio.
I am a freelance illustrator from Alexandria, Minnesota. Originally working as freelance graphic designer after college, I eventually decided to pursue a career in illustration, which has always been my true passion.
For over two years i've had the pleasure of illustrating some fantastic projects and working with company's such as Target, Nickelodeon, American Greetings, and more. I am influenced by artists from the 60's and 70's, particularly children's book illustrators.
I also teach the occasional class for Alexandria Technical College's Communication Art and Design program.
In my free-time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our three kids.
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