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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!

74 of 78 students recommendSee All

I definitely recommend the class!
Simple and elegant learning exercises, clear instructions. Found it very helpful to augment my pen and ink sketches.
Shirish Deshpande

Let's Art

Good tips for ink and paper as well as for digital editing!





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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