Develop Your Digital Art Style: Draw One Illustration Six Ways

Stephanie Fizer Coleman, Picture book illustrator/licensed artist

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12 Lessons (1h 42m)
    • 1. About This Class

      1:30
    • 2. The Sketch

      1:36
    • 3. The Color Palette

      1:23
    • 4. Why Photoshop & Procreate?

      5:17
    • 5. Bold Line/Offset Color

      16:50
    • 6. Bold Textured Shapes

      12:09
    • 7. Soft Pastels

      13:57
    • 8. Colored Pencil

      15:12
    • 9. Folk Art Details

      12:17
    • 10. Simple Watercolor & Ink

      9:46
    • 11. All Together Now

      7:12
    • 12. Your Project

      4:45
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About This Class

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Welcome to Develop Your Digital Art Style: Draw One Illustration Six Ways

Hi! I’m Stephanie Fizer Coleman, a children’s book illustrator and licensing artist. 

I use Photoshop and Procreate in my illustration work every single day and although I have a recognizable style now when I started working digitally nearly a decade ago, I was floundering. 

Digital illustration has its own nuances anyway and all those years ago I didn’t even really know what was possible when working digitally. 

So if you’re new to digital art or if you’re still searching for your style, just know that I’ve been there too and that I’m here to help you puzzle out your digital art style.  

In this class, we’ll take one sketch and illustrate in six different ways. 

By doing this, you’ll see a variety of approaches to illustrating the same subject matter and by trying those techniques, you’ll be taking the first steps towards developing your own digital art style. 

I’ll be demonstrating some techniques in Procreate and some in Photoshop, but rest assured you don’t need both apps to follow along.  The techniques I teach are interchangeable between the two and this class focuses more generally on finding the tools that are best suited for your style. 

A note about tech: To get the lovely line variation and painterly strokes, you will need a tablet and stylus of some sort.  If you're using Procreate, then you're probably already using your iPad and Apple Pencil.  If you're following along in Photoshop, something like a small Wacom tablet will be perfect.  I'm drawing on a Cintiq for the Photoshop demos and on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil for the Procreate demos.  

So if you’re ready start developing your digital art style, head on over to the next video and let’s get started!