Digitally Illustrated Art: Sketching, Line Work, Shading, & Color in Adobe Photoshop

By ·Digital Illustration Wizard

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Class Project

Design your own mandala

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Here at the Pale Horse studio, I can’t stop drawing aliens, mythical creatures, ancient civilizations, sacred geometry, luchadores and religious icons. Along with my personal gallery work, T-shirt line and print releases, the graphics I've produced for clients like NIKE, WWE, Mini Cooper, DC Comics and Hasbro are developed through a process of intricate line work and shading in Photoshop - a process Pale Horse has become best known for - which I'll teach you in this class. 

What You'll Learn

You'll learn how to create intricately designed graphics using no more than a basic graphics tablet and Adobe Photoshop. We'll cover: 

  • Sketching. How to develop your rough concept digitally
  • Line Work. How to execute tight line work in Photoshop
  • Layering. How to use layers to create clean and versatile art files in Photoshop
  • Shading. How to shade and color your work in Photoshop

I'll also cover tips and tricks for specific brush settings you'll find useful for this class and any other Photoshop projects you embark on.

What You'll Do

You'll be able to apply these skills immediately to a piece of artwork of your own by creating a mandala - a basic and beautiful geometric pattern which you can make as intricate and colorful as you please. 

Prerequisites

To create the project for this class you'll need Adobe Photoshop (download a free 30-day trial at Adobe.com) and a graphics tablet. I'll be using a Wacom Cintiq, but any graphics tablet will do.

Level: Intermediate

Pale Horse

Digital Illustration Wizard

I'm Chris Parks, founder and owner of Pale Horse Design. Along with my ever-evolving gallery works, T-shirts and limited-edition prints, Pale Horse is represented by Bernstein & Andriulli and has been hired to create artwork for clients like: the WWE, Mini Cooper, PBR, NIKE, Hasbro, Iron Fist, Shirts & Destroy, Design By Humans, and many others. I'm a graduate of the Ringling College of Art & Design with a degree in Graphic & Interactive Communication and I've created tutorials for: Go Media, Computer Arts, Digital Arts, Sticker Robot and more.

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