Art & Code: Create and Code an Interactive Parallax Illustration

Jarom Vogel, Digital Illustrator

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10 Lessons (2h 26m)
    • 1. Intro

      2:11
    • 2. Drawing 1 Concept and Thumbnails

      21:16
    • 3. Drawing 2 Refining Your Sketch

      3:06
    • 4. Drawing 3 Blocking in Colors

      20:46
    • 5. Coding 1 Preparing Your Layers

      9:38
    • 6. Coding 2 HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

      12:14
    • 7. Coding 3 Drawing to the Canvas

      30:46
    • 8. Coding 4 Touch and Mouse Controls

      19:35
    • 9. Coding 5 Motion Controls

      14:03
    • 10. Coding 6 Finishing Touches

      12:32
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About This Class

Use layers and code to add a new dimension to your artwork!

In this class you'll create an interactive parallax illustration using Procreate along with HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. I've tried to organize it from simple sketching and drawing to more complex coding things at the end, so hopefully no matter how far you make it, you can learn something! Also make sure you check out the project section for completed example code that you can compare to.

A few things we'll cover along the way:

  • QuickMenu, Layer Select, QuickShape, and more in Procreate
  • Some Basics of HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Touch and mouse events in Javascript
  • Accessing the gyroscope in JavaScript
  • HTML5 canvas and requestAnimationFrame

Tools used in this tutorial include:

  • iPad Pro 12.9" w/ Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio
  • Procreate (You can use any layer-based illustration software, but I prefer Procreate)
  • Coda
    • A free alternative for iPad is JavaScript Anywhere, but I don't go into as much detail on how to use it.
  • Safari on iPad

This is an advanced class—I don't spend a ton of time going over how I work in Procreate, but if you're looking for something more like that, check out my previous Skillshare class here. (There is a bit of new stuff in this one though!)

While I try to keep things as simple as possible, this will be easier if you have some basic familiarity with web development. Here's some helpful HTML, CSS, and JavaScript resources:

(Also I was a little sick while recording some of this, so please excuse any weird sniffles