INKS: Five Effects to Add a Dramatic Impact to Your Illustration

Anna Sokolova, Artist, illustrator, designer

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9 Videos (34m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials

    • Effect 1

    • Effects 2 and 3

    • Effect 4

    • Effect 5

    • Scanning+Photoshop

    • Creating your own artwork

    • Final thoughts

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About This Class


Ever wondered how just a simple brush stroke can catch the viewer's attention and cause a huge emotional reaction?

In this class I’ll show you my 5 favorite inking tips and tricks which can add a dramatic effect to your illustration, design or any artwork. Many of them I use in my works.

By the end of this class you will know how easily and quickly with some inks strokes you can lead the viewer's eye and bring any image to live.


Beauty is all around us, and and I'm very excited to show interpretation of it in this particular way!

107 of 113 students recommendSee All

Great tips! I will try this - to add to my collection of textures. Thanks Anna!
Wonderful class providing inspiration and new ideas for mark making - itching to get my inks out and have a play now. Thanks Anna - your artwork is beautiful btw, you are also an inspiration x
Great class! A lot of fun experiments that can be used in so many projects! Thank you Anna for sharing these simple yet very effective ink techniques!
Cristina Chivu

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Anna Sokolova

Artist, illustrator, designer

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