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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!

79 of 83 students recommendSee All

Simple techniques, but effective. I know I'll use at least two of them (straight lines and motion blur) again and again!
The tips mentioned are all new to me even though I have been using inks for some time, I love the effects covered in the videos. Looking forward to see more from Anna!
I definitely recommend the class!





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, Be...

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