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Illustrate a Custom Mandala Design in Adobe Photoshop with Your Graphics Tablet

Pale Horse, Digital Illustration Wizard

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13 Lessons (1h 42m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Welcome to the Class!

    • 3. Setting Up Your Template File

    • 4. Sketching Your Mandala Concept Part 1

    • 5. Sketching Your Mandala Concept: Part 2

    • 6. Sketching Your Mandala Concept: Part 2

    • 7. Outline Your Sketch: Part 1

    • 8. Outline Your Sketch: Part 2

    • 9. Duplicate & Rotate

    • 10. Filling In Base Color

    • 11. Add Shading, Color Gradients & Highlights: Part 1

    • 12. Add Shading, Color Gradients & Highlights: Part 2

    • 13. Add Shading, Color Gradients & Highlights: Part 3


About This Class

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Here at the Pale Horse studio, I can’t stop drawing aliens, mythical creatures, ancient civilizations, sacred geometry, luchadores and religious icons. Along with my personal gallery work, T-shirt line and print releases, the graphics I've produced for clients like NIKE, WWE, Mini Cooper, DC Comics and Hasbro are developed through a process of intricate line work and shading in Photoshop - a process Pale Horse has become best known for - which I'll teach you in this class. 

What You'll Learn

You'll learn how to create intricately designed graphics using no more than a basic graphics tablet and Adobe Photoshop. We'll cover: 

  • Sketching. How to develop your rough concept digitally
  • Line Work. How to execute tight line work in Photoshop
  • Layering. How to use layers to create clean and versatile art files in Photoshop
  • Shading. How to shade and color your work in Photoshop

I'll also cover tips and tricks for specific brush settings you'll find useful for this class and any other Photoshop projects you embark on.

What You'll Do

You'll be able to apply these skills immediately to a piece of artwork of your own by creating a mandala - a basic and beautiful geometric pattern which you can make as intricate and colorful as you please. 





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Pale Horse

Digital Illustration Wizard

Chris Parks is the digital illustrator and fine artist known as Palehorse. Growing up on a steady diet of straight edge hardcore, Tampa metal bands, skateboarding and tattoo art, Chris later became formally trained in Graphic & Interactive Communication at the Ringling College of Art & Design. After graduation and 4 years of emersion into the design agency world by day and taking on freelance illustration projects for bands and action sports market companies by night, Chris took the leap to o...

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