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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.

32 of 32 students recommendSee All

Fantastic class! So detailed and informative and clearly presented. I look forward to trying out the techniques I learned.
This was a great class! Barbel gave a lot of good tips to improve my drawing skills. I really enjoyed the way she takes her time teaching the important details that will make your drawings look wonderful. I will continue to practice what I learned in this class.
2 hours very well spent! I always learn so much from other artist's work style and Barbel is so inspiring and meticulous, with a beautiful artistic style and a warm voice. I highly recommend her classes!
Mira Metzler

Beauty. Illustration

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Bärbel Dressler

Bear Bell Productions

Welcome to my little corner on Skillshare! I'm B?rbel 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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