Digital Illustration: Turn Hand Sketches into Graphic Art

Alexandra Coit, Graphic Designer + Uni Instructor

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5 Videos (14m)
    • Digital Illustration > Introduction

    • Digital Illustration > Lesson One

    • Digital Illustration > Lesson Two

    • Digital Illustration > Lesson Three

    • Digital Illustration > Lesson Four

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About This Class


This Skillshare class if about creating your own unique digital illustrations from a hand sketch, whether you are drawing freehand or tracing your photographs. Each student will learn how to go from a black and white pen drawing to a vector illustration using trace paper, black pens, a smartphone or camera, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. The class will break down each lesson into very small pieces to easily follow along and apply the techniques to your own designs. Final products will be a digital illustration students can print as posters, frame them, or simply add them to an online portfolio.

M A T E R I A L S   N E E D E D

  • white trace paper or drawing paper
  • black ink pens
  • camera or smart phone
  • computer with Adobe Illustrator + Adobe Photoshop

49 of 49 students recommendSee All

This was something I had never thought of before! Thank you for this quick run-through, I’ll be trying this very soon!
Clear and simple instructions, cool outcome!
simple straight the point, enjoyed!





Alexandra Coit

Graphic Designer + Uni Instructor

A B O U T  

Alexandra is the lead designer for her design studio, Coit Creative in Boulder, Colorado. Originally working in architecture and interior architecture, Alexandra now works on digital art, graphic design, and some fabrication of small products at Coit Creative. She is also pursuing the career as a professor and currently teaches design studios at the University of Colorado throughout the year. Her work and classes on Skillshare aim to teach simple il...

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