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Artistic Illustrations - Learn to draw from objects & images

Bärbel Dressler, Bear Bell Productions

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13 Videos (2h 2m)
    • Intro to Artistic Illustrations - Learn how to draw from objects

      1:09
    • Class Overview

      6:53
    • About illustrations

      7:54
    • Techniques and my process

      8:50
    • Preparations

      13:18
    • Practicing Characteristics

      21:34
    • Drawing your motif

      14:39
    • Tracing

      21:28
    • Scanning

      4:57
    • Vectorizing

      6:53
    • Editing

      3:47
    • 11

      8:29
    • 12

      2:19

About This Class

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ABOUT THIS CLASS

This class is for anyone who wants to learn to create artistic, sophisticated and life like illustrations to use for different purposes - like art prints, greeting cards, stationery, pattern designs or illustrations for books, websites and magazines. With the help of an easy step-by-step process you will learn to draw your illustration by hand, from a real object or image/images and turn the drawing into a monochromatic and vectorized illustration. You can be a total beginner when it comes to drawing!

THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Planning you illustration, choosing style and create a vision of what you want to draw and illustrate.

  • Building you motif from big outlines down to details.

  • Find the characteristic shapes and lines.

  • Include and exclude components for a distilled version that is unique for you.

  • Two techniques for making shadows, light and texture to make your illustration come alive and get that 3D-look.

  • Tracing your drawing.

  • How to scan your illustration.

  • How to turn your illustration into a vectorized image using Adobe Illustrator.

  • How to edit your illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

  • How to print your illustration in the best possible way.

40 of 40 students recommendSee All

Lots of very good tips and tricks.
Jeanette Jackson

Cake Artist

Probably the most comprehensive illustration course I've taken. Loved it.
Raynor Hadland

Onwards and Upwards Curious Whippet

Bärbel does such a great job of explaining and showing how to illustrate anything, no matter what your skill level. I've been a fine artist and graphic designer for over 35 yrs and yet I learned many new things from Bärbel's course. Plus I love her artwork and her attention to detail. She is an excellent teacher and a joy to follow.
Kathleen Ruhl

Surface Pattern Design | Graphic Design

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Bärbel Dressler

Bear Bell Productions

Welcome to my little corner on Skillshare! I'm Barbel Dressler - a pattern designer, illustration artist - and as you probably already know - I also teach courses here on Skillshare. I'm from a small beach town on the west coast of Sweden called Falkenberg, but now I live with my husband and two children on a hilltop right next to a lake just south of beautiful Stockholm.

Here your can get to know me a bit more, read about what I do and check out all the classes I teach.

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