Drawing Attention: Create an Engaging Illustration

Beth Spencer, Loves cats, kombucha, and letters.

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8 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:18
    • 2. Choosing a Theme

      1:27
    • 3. Initial Sketches

      3:07
    • 4. Final Sketches

      3:31
    • 5. Digitizing Type

      5:07
    • 6. Making Magical Vector Shapes

      6:51
    • 7. Adding Color

      6:09
    • 8. Wrapping Up

      6:00

Project Description

Create an Engaging Illustration to Encourage Action

DELIVERABLES:

The project for this class involves sketches and a final graphic, which can be uploaded to the project gallery. We'll begin by choosing a topic, and I'd love it if you share your topic by creating a class discussion. I'll give feedback, and we can explore what actions you'd like people to take. For example, my project's mission is to educate, but yours might be to raise money, increase volunteers, or invite people to your Facebook group. And then we sketch! 

1. Choose your cause. Upload a list of words associated with it to the project gallery. BONUS:  Upload a photo or link to a website that supports or educates people about the cause.

2: Sketch: I prefer traditional methods, but if you'd rather sketch digitally, then go for it! Please upload your sketches to the project gallery, so we can see how awesome they are! 

3. The final project is a finished graphic. I can't wait to see yours! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

We'll go through the steps I take to create an attention-grabbing piece to pique people's interest in helping reduce the stray cat population with Trap-Neuter-Release! We'll sketch, digitize in Illustrator, and add texture in Photoshop. 

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RESOURCES

Skillshare Classes:  

Character Illustration: From Feelings to Faces

Techniques for Lettering with Illustrator

Pattern Design: Bring Your Artwork to Life on Products

Coloring Webcomics: From Line Art to Digital Color

My social media campaign for change in mayoral leadership in Memphis, TN -

https://www.facebook.com/turnofftheac/

Books - Cartoon Cute Animals by Christopher Hart http://www.amazon.com/Cartoon-Cute-Animals-Irresistible-Creatures/dp/0823085562

Awesome Textures & Vectors

http://www.retrosupply.co/

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