Artistic Illustrations - Learn to draw from objects & images

Bärbel Dressler, Pattern designer & marker lover

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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.

59 of 60 students recommendSee All

A fantastic class with very clear explanations and manageable steps. Inspiring.
great portion of knowledge and practice - thank you!
Lots of very good tips and tricks.
Jeanette Jackson

Cake Artist, Illustrator

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Bärbel Dressler

Pattern designer & marker lover

 


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I'm Bärbel Dressler - a Swedish pattern designer, illustration artist and creativepreneur. With a nerdy passion for past times and vintage, a strict monthly Copic marker allowance, I'm in pursuit to conquer the world of patterns and illustrations and share all about what I learn along the way.

I'm from a small beach town on the west coast of Sweden called Falkenberg, but now I live with my husband and two chil...

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