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.

25 of 25 students recommendSee All

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

This is a nice detailed class.
I really enjoyed this class, great to see the artists' method for creating art and tips for illustrating and "seeing' your subject in an artistic way. The sections on scanning and vectorising are very useful too.
Celia Coulter

Create in any way you can

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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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