Digital Illustration: Turn Hand Sketches into Graphic Art | Alexandra Coit | Skillshare

Digital Illustration: Turn Hand Sketches into Graphic Art

Alexandra Coit, Educator + Designer

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5 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Digital Illustration > Introduction

    • 2. Digital Illustration > Lesson One

    • 3. Digital Illustration > Lesson Two

    • 4. Digital Illustration > Lesson Three

    • 5. 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





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Alexandra Coit

Educator + Designer

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 fabrication at Coit Creative. She is also a design educator and currently teaches environmental design studios and visual communications courses at the University of Colorado throughout the year. Her work and classes on Skillshare aim to te...

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