Designing Stencil Art: From Photo to Painting

Luis Rivero, River of All Trades

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6 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Choosing your subject

    • 3. Creating Your Stencils in Illustrator

    • 4. Cutting the stencils

    • 5. Painting Stencil Art

    • 6. Final Thoughts


About This Class

In this class we will be:

  • Choosing a subject portrait
  • Designing a stencilin in adobe Illustrator
  • Making our design come to life in the real world

One of the advantages of stencil design is that you can then take your design and apply it to any surface you choose. In this case I'll be making a shirt but I encourage you to think of diferent mediums to paint on.

This class requires some basic knowledge of Illustrator* and screen or stencil printing.

I you want to learn the basics of screen printing I recomend Leitha Matz's introductory class here on skill share and Leita's advanced class covers in depth great screen printing techniques. There is also or Doug Vander Meulen's master class that covers pretty much everything you need to know as far as printing goes.

This class will focus more on how to easily create your stencils from a photograph.

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*if you don't have acces to Illustrator but are still interested in the class, let me know and I'll guide you in way you can achieve similar results using different techniques