Digital Illustration: Using Adobe Fresco’s Live Brushes to Create Beautiful Traditional Art skillshare originals badge

Molly Egan, Artist & Illustrator

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11 Lessons (1h)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:32
    • 2. Art and Joy

      1:21
    • 3. Using Live Watercolor Brushes

      4:49
    • 4. Using Live Oil Brushes

      4:36
    • 5. Finding a Reference Photo

      2:50
    • 6. Sketching and Refining

      12:49
    • 7. Choosing a Color Palette

      7:57
    • 8. Laying Down Base Colors

      8:46
    • 9. Painting the Face

      6:37
    • 10. Finalizing and Adding Detail

      8:44
    • 11. Final Thoughts

      0:17
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Project Description

Share your portrait!

Whether you’re still choosing between reference photos or have a completed piece, we’re so excited to see what you’ve made. Join the community in sharing your inspiration, questions, and finished works!
Remember:

  • You can return to any lesson and go through it again with Molly
  • You can choose whether your brushes interact with one another, or don’t
  • You’re not trying to exactly recreate a photo — make it your own however you want to!

 

Resources

  

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Creative Digital Illustration: Learn to Use Adobe Fresco

Illustrator Lisk Feng guides you through the essentials of Fresco while sharing her unique approach to creativity and a fun prompt: draw the studio of your dreams.

 

Digital Illustrative Typography: Playing With Adobe Fresco

Designer Jennet Liaw reveals her illustrated lettering process from concept to final piece, encouraging everyone to create a finished piece inspired by a city they love.

 

iPad Illustration Practice: Lettering & Florals With Adobe Fresco

Illustrator Dylan Mierzwinski shows you how to create a simple yet stunning lettered piece surrounded by florals, perfect for play or portfolios.

 

Other Worlds: Illustrate a Fantasy Scene with Adobe Fresco

Illustrator Ira Marcks invites you into the world of fantasy illustration, sharing storytelling essentials while showcasing the power of Fresco's brushes to create imaginative scenes.

 

Abstract Art: Easy Ways to Express Yourself With Adobe Fresco

Illustrator Rich Armstrong encourages freeform play, using Fresco's tools in unexpected ways and showing you how techniques like hand-making and water-stitching can create friendly abstract art.

 

Image Credit: left to right, illustrations by Fresco teachers Jennet Liaw, Rich Armstrong, Dylan Mierzwinski

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