Drawing Delightful Animals in Photoshop: A Photoshop for Illustrators Class

Stephanie Fizer Coleman, Picture book illustrator/licensed artist

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11 Lessons (1h 25m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:29
    • 2. Tools

      3:22
    • 3. Sketch Studies

      10:53
    • 4. Defining Unique Characteristics

      4:21
    • 5. Shape Exercise

      8:21
    • 6. Creating Cuteness

      23:52
    • 7. Photoshop: Flat Colors

      14:02
    • 8. Photoshop: Adding Details

      6:32
    • 9. Photoshop: Texture and Shading

      5:46
    • 10. Photoshop: Final Details

      3:00
    • 11. Class assignment

      3:47
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Project Description

For the class project, your mission is to illustrate the animal of your choice using the techniques you've learned in this class.  

  • Step 1: Choose your animal.  Be kind to yourself and choose something simple for your first attempt.  I always find it's easiest to apply new skills when I work on something less complex.  You can always choose a more complex animal for later attempts.  
  • Step 2: Look at reference photos of your chosen animal and do a few sketch studies.  Do as many sketches as you need to feel comfortable drawing the animal, but try to do at least one page of sketches.
  • Step 3: Define your animal's unique characteristics and use those to complete your shape practice sheets.
  • Step 4: Now complete your final illustration from sketch to completed piece.  Post your final illustration to share with the class. 

I can't wait to see what you create!

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