Creating Full Color Digital Illustrations From Your Hand-Made Drawings | Sara Blake | Skillshare

Creating Full Color Digital Illustrations From Your Hand-Made Drawings

Sara Blake, Illustrator, Fine Artist, Designer, Art Director

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4 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Phase 1: Artboard, Concept & Sketch

    • 3. Phase 2: Hand Made Elements

    • 4. Phase 3: Digital Elements


About This Class

Whether you are an independent artist or a designer looking to develop your illustration skills for commercial work, this class will explore several methods of scanning your sketches, paintings, and drawings to develop them further in Photoshop. 

What You'll Learn

  • Artboard, Concept & Sketch. Determine a drawing assignment of your choice (poster, typography, character design, children's book illustration, etc.) and create a mood board.
  • Hand Made Elements. Adjustment tips as well as methods for developing full color illustrations out of your line art.
  • Digital Elements. Take an illustration from a paper state to a finished digital form.

What You'll Make

This is one part art class to develop your drawing style and technique. One part design and composition class. And one part technical walkthrough to develop and finish your art/drawing/designs digitally in Photoshop. By the end of this class you will create a digitally colored print from one of your hand drawn sketches.





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Sara Blake

Illustrator, Fine Artist, Designer, Art Director

I'm an illustrator, fine artist, and designer-art-director-person, living and loving in New York City. When I'm not making scribbles, I also enjoy having conversations with my cat Eugene, going for runs, riding my bike, exploring gastronomic delights, naps and "quiet-time," and traveling as much as the universe allows.

ZSO (pronounced |z?|) is a collection of letters that I find aesthetically and phonetically beautiful, culled together from some personally significant people, places, a...

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