Fashion Forward Fairy Tale Characters: Create a Illustration in Paint Tool Sai

Chasity Hampton, CEO of Whimsical Designs by CJ, LLC

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11 Lessons (52m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:59
    • 2. Materials

      4:35
    • 3. Phase 1: Selecting Your Fairy Tale Character and Fashion Trend

      3:00
    • 4. Phase 2: Choosing References for Inspiration

      3:41
    • 5. Phase 3: Sketch Your Ideas

      7:54
    • 6. Phase 4: Refine Your Sketches

      3:21
    • 7. Phase 5: Finish Your Lineart

      5:19
    • 8. Phase 6: Color Your Line Art

      7:51
    • 9. Phase 7: Shadows and Highlights

      8:53
    • 10. Phase 8: Cleaning Up Your Mark Making

      3:51
    • 11. Final Thoughts

      1:10

Project Description

CLASS PROJECT: For your class project you will :

  • Identify your favorite Fairy Tale Character (List of Fairy Tale Characters)
  • Choose the Fashion Style for Your character
  • Research and Sketch Ideas for Composition
  • Illustrate the Character displaying a Fashion Trend

Before you start the class, you need the following materials:

  • Download the free 31 day trial of Paint Tool Sai here. (Scroll Down and click the FULL INSTALLATION link. note: this is if you do not have the software already on your computer.)
  • Drawing Tablet (It may be a little challenging without one, however, you can still learn valuable techniques using the software :)) Where I Bought Mine.
  • Pinterest Account (optional)

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RESEARCH and SKETCH!

Phase 1 : Selecting Your Fairy Tale Character and Fashion Trend

Phase 2:Choosing Your References for Inspiration  

          a. Character Reference - Choose several Images to inspire your composition

          b. Color Reference- Create a color pallet

Phase 3: Sketch Your Ideas ( Free Transform, sketch and pencil tool)

Phase 4: Refine Your Sketches 

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REFINE and COLOR IN THE LINES!

Phase 5: Finish Your lineart (lineart tool)

Phase 6: Color Your Line Art (Selection Tools, Bucket Tool, Multiply Layer Mode) using your color palette from Phase 2

Phase 7: Add Shadows and Highlights (Luminosity and Shade Layer Mode)

Phase 8: Add finishing Touches and Export file (Go to FILE and EXPORT AS. Select your format.)

Now that you are done....

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