Explore Modern Folklore in Illustration: Inks, Gouache and Photoshop

Anna Sokolova, Artist, illustrator, designer

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12 Videos (1h 34m)
    • Intro

    • Materials

    • Warm-up

    • Demo 1 - Floral leaf

    • Demo 2 - Berries

    • Demo 3 - Flower

    • Demo 4 - Firebird

    • Scanning and Coloring

    • Repeat Pattern

    • Matryoshka Postcard

    • Your Task

    • 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



My Creative Friends, great news! I’m giving away 1 Year of Skillshare Premium Membership. To be eligible to win, just follow simple steps:

  • Watch any of my classes
  • Post your project in the Project Gallery before 1st of May, 2018 (bonus points if you write a Review)
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That’s it! Happy creating!

43 of 43 students recommendSee All

This is very interesting and unique class! I really like the topics Anna pick up for her classes and the way she explained her ideas and the procces. The is a great techer! I inspired to create my own folk art! Feel pround to be Russian girl :))
Such a lovely class and so many wonderful tips and techniques. Thank you Anna!
Chris V

Artist, Designer, Maker

Thank you for showing us simple steps to create a beautiful illustration!





Anna Sokolova

Artist, illustrator, designer

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