Illustration for Designers: Create Your Own Geometric Animal

DKNG Studios, Design + Illustration

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
15 Videos (1h 42m)
    • Introduction

    • Your Assignment

    • Research

    • Starting Your Sketch

    • Adding Details

    • Basic Shapes 1

    • Basic Shapes 2

    • Basic Shapes 3

    • Basic Shapes 3b

    • Basic Shapes 4

    • Creating Rules

    • Adding Color

    • Texture 1

    • Texture 2

    • Final Tips


About This Class

Join DKNG designers Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman for an in-depth 90-minute class on vector illustration and their unique style. Learn practical ways to simplify complex forms, create unified compositions, and style with restraint. Then, put it all in practice with a fun creative project: sketching and illustrating an animal. This class is perfect for practiced illustrators, emerging designers, and everyone looking to improve their Adobe Illustrator skills.

Want to see Dan and Nathan teach different styles? Check out their other two Skillshare classes: Rock Poster Design and Halftones for Screen Printing.

553 of 568 students recommendSee All

Great teachers and they explain every step in detail with mastery.
It was a nice tut. Some things could have been explained a bit more (like creating other shapes than circles). And please... try to speak a bit more quicker next time :)
Lisbeth Van Lintel

Joy is the essence of success

I loved the class. It pushes us to think how we can create wonderful artworks using geometrical shapes. I have also learnt to apply textures to add depth to my artwork.





DKNG Studios

Design + Illustration


DKNG is a full service graphic design studio with a focus on the entertainment industry. We work directly with bands, venues, promoters and a range of independent and corporate clients.

Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman were both drawn to music and design at an early age, but didn’t combine their talents until 2005 when the duo founded a design studio with the goal of fusing these two creative avenues. The pair has found a niche in linking a personal and unique aesthetic to the world’s most talented musical artists.

With dynamically different skill sets ranging from fine art to film production, Dan and Nathan bring diverse talents and artistic perspectives to every project. DKNG strives to provide their clients with the image and recognition that they deserve. Their past clients have included ABC Family, MTV, Disney Channel, WB, IFC among others.