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Roman Muradov, Illustrator

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11 Lessons (1h 18m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:48
    • 2. Project: Illustrate a Concept Through a Word Pair

      4:43
    • 3. Finding Inspiration

      9:24
    • 4. Words & Associations I

      10:38
    • 5. Words & Associations II

      7:15
    • 6. Words & Associations III

      8:24
    • 7. Preparing Your Illustration

      7:28
    • 8. Inking

      12:09
    • 9. Digital Collage and Color

      11:50
    • 10. Closing Thoughts

      3:18
    • 11. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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About This Class

Join artist Roman Muradov for an in-depth look at the creative method he uses for creating narrative and conceptual illustrations. Inspired by his work for The New Yorker, the New York Times, Penguin Random House, Google, and the classes he teaches at California College of Art, this 75-minute class is perfect for helping visual artists of every discipline generate ideas, expand their visual vocabulary, and create sophisticated work.

Covering both concept and aesthetics, Roman shows you every stage of an illustration coming to life. From generating ideas and drawing with ink and graphite, to collaging and coloring the piece digitally, each step shows how a chance combination of words can lead to a beautiful illustration.

This class is ideal for illustrators, visual artists, and everyone who wants to explore the way inspiration works. Most importantly, you’ll leave with a smart method you can use again and again.