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

    • 2. Art and Joy

    • 3. Using Live Watercolor Brushes

    • 4. Using Live Oil Brushes

    • 5. Finding a Reference Photo

    • 6. Sketching and Refining

    • 7. Choosing a Color Palette

    • 8. Laying Down Base Colors

    • 9. Painting the Face

    • 10. Finalizing and Adding Detail

    • 11. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Learn to use Adobe Fresco’s most beautiful feature, the Live Brushes, and create an illustration based on a vintage photo!

Adobe Fresco has many specialties, but one stands out to traditional artist Molly Egan: the incredible technology of the Live Brushes. With both Oil and Watercolor options, traditional art has never been so easy to get into. Join Molly as she takes you through the basics of these brushes that look and act like paint, and have some good old-fashioned fun creating a stylized portrait based on a vintage photo (get it?).

With Molly’s gentle, clear teaching style, the class is as much an exercise in relaxation as it is an exercise in illustration — and being able to use these brushes is an incredible experience for any artist looking for a more traditional feel in their digital artwork. 

In this step-by-step class, you’ll learn:

  • What the Live Brushes are and how to use them
  • How to adjust the water and paint flow of the brushes
  • Ways to stylize portraits and give them your own unique style
  • How to use simple color palettes to bring an illustration to life

Creative folks of all skill levels are welcome to explore Fresco’s Live Brushes with Molly. Join in and play with paint without getting it all over your floor — and learn a whole new set of tools to add to your creative arsenal!