Explore Modern Folk Art in Illustration: Inks, Gouache and Photoshop | Anna Sokolova | Skillshare

Explore Modern Folk Art in Illustration: Inks, Gouache and Photoshop

Anna Sokolova, Artist, illustrator

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12 Lessons (1h 34m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Warm-up

    • 4. Demo 1 - Floral leaf

    • 5. Demo 2 - Berries

    • 6. Demo 3 - Flower

    • 7. Demo 4 - Firebird

    • 8. Scanning and Coloring

    • 9. Repeat Pattern

    • 10. Matryoshka Postcard

    • 11. Your Task

    • 12. Final Thoughts


About This Class


In this class, we'll explore basic principals of creating a Modern Folklore illustrations with inks, gouache and Photoshop. We’ll begin with simple lines and continue with more intricate designs. After that, we’ll create a repeat pattern in Photoshop using Offset filter and then will work on beautiful Matryoshka postcard.

By the end of this 100-minute class, you’ll learn tips and tricks of Folklore art and will be able to incorporate it into your work. Both advanced and beginner creatives can find valuable insights in this class.

Lessons include:

  • Warm-up
  • Floral designs
  • Botanicals, Berries and Firebird
  • Scan and Digital Coloring
  • Repeat Pattern in Photoshop
  • Creating a print-ready Postcard



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  • Watch any of my classes
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That’s it! Happy creating!





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Anna Sokolova

Artist, illustrator

Anna Sokolova is a Berlin-based illustrator, designer and art director.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she produced commercial art projects while attending Peter The Great Polytechnic University. After graduating with a major in Publishing, she returned to the university for an advanced degree in design.

Anna has over ten years of design and illustration experience working for clients in America, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, France, Denmark, Russia, ...

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