Gouache for Illustrators - Create a cute Animal Portrait

Romica Jones, romicajones.com

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18 Lessons (1h 12m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:53
    • 2. Gouache 101: What is gouache and why is it great?

      1:08
    • 3. Gouache 101: Materials you need and when to use gouache

      2:00
    • 4. Gouache 101: The 3 most common mistakes beginners make

      0:34
    • 5. Gouache 101: How to find the right paper

      2:52
    • 6. Gouache 101: The 3 different types of gouache

      1:27
    • 7. Gouache 101: Words on impatience

      1:53
    • 8. Materials for this course

      0:32
    • 9. Painting Preparation

      0:49
    • 10. Cuteness

      1:06
    • 11. Sketching

      1:45
    • 12. Painting I

      2:08
    • 13. Painting II

      1:59
    • 14. Painting III

      2:33
    • 15. Finishing touches

      2:33
    • 16. Final Thoughts

      0:34
    • 17. BONUS: deer and squirrel talk-through

      23:27
    • 18. BONUS II: correcting mistakes

      23:24

Project Description

Create a cute Animal Portrait

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Nothing is better than experimenting and practicing.

With your class project you will be able to receive feedback by me and your class mates and develop your skills. Constructive critique will help you along the way. You will have the best learning experience if you post your class project in the following steps.

1. Create and Upload a Cute Sketch

Try to push and exaggerate one, leave another one more natural etc. You will develop a feeling of how to turn any reference into something looking cute.

2. Create a final Sketch for your animal portrait

You can show several attempts if you want. If the first one doesn't work out, continue and experiment until you are happy with it. The first one usually looks :/ so don't worry.

3. Share a picture of your WIP (Work in Progress) while Painting

This leaves you time to take a break and return with a "fresh eye". If you feel that something looks odd, breathe and let it be for a while. I had and still have this experience from time to time and it really helps to stop and return a bit later.

This is also a good time to share the love and comment on other class projects. You can offer your "fresh eye" and help with a few lines of feedback. Please remember to be clear and positive when giving feedback to others. If you have something to criticise, offer some praise for what has been done well.

4. Share your final piece

You will receive a final feedback by me and if you want you can continue adding different animal portraits. The more you experiment, ask for feedback and apply it, the better you will become at creating cute and beautiful illustrations.

5. Enjoyed the class? Please give it a thumbs up and review the class

6. Be proud of yourself :)

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, please ask in the discussion section

Thank you for being part of this class,

Romica

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Romica Jones Design, romicajones.com

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