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


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!

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I learned to make different brush texture and merge them with the illustration.This skill we can also use for other designs.Great class to learn.
Great class on graphic and inky effects! I've enjoyed watching and hope to be able to repeat it with the simplicity you do it! Thanks for sharing!





Anna Sokolova

Artist, illustrator, designer

Anna Sokolova is Berlin-based illustrator, designer and art director.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she produced commercial art projects while attending Peter The Great Polytechnic University. After graduating with a major in Publishing, she returned to the university for an advanced degree in design.

Anna has over ten years of design and illustration experience working for clients in America, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, France, Denmark, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Finland.

Her goal for every project is to produce unique designs and illustrations that set the client apart and impact the desired markets.

A member of the NYC Society of Illustrators, Anna often cooperates with other international and local professionals to achieve the highest quality designs and illustrations.

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