Classic Illustration - Drawing From Objects & Images

Bärbel Dressler, Pattern designer & marker lover

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

      1:09
    • 2. Class Overview

      6:53
    • 3. About illustrations

      7:54
    • 4. Techniques and my process

      8:50
    • 5. Preparations

      13:18
    • 6. Practicing Characteristics

      21:34
    • 7. Drawing your motif

      14:39
    • 8. Tracing

      21:28
    • 9. Scanning

      4:57
    • 10. Vectorizing

      6:53
    • 11. Editing

      3:47
    • 12. 11

      8:29
    • 13. 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.