Illustration in Action: Creating Stylized Portraits skillshare originals badge

Andrea Pippins, Designer & Illustrator

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15 Lessons (1h 23m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:47
    • 2. Finding Inspiration

      4:34
    • 3. Using References Respectfully

      3:31
    • 4. Choosing Your Subject

      5:37
    • 5. Making a Word List

      3:16
    • 6. Materials

      3:29
    • 7. Sketching for Layout

      6:04
    • 8. Sketching for Likeness

      6:10
    • 9. Sketching for Final Details

      1:49
    • 10. Importing for Digital Editing

      14:51
    • 11. Editing Your Paths

      15:52
    • 12. Adding Color

      10:34
    • 13. Preparing Your File for Print

      2:56
    • 14. Closing

      2:24
    • 15. Explore More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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Project Description

Create your own portrait of someone you’d like to celebrate!

Assignment

Choose a subject that you’d like to pay homage to—consider a friend, family member, or a cultural figure. Then, after gathering references and doing some preliminary sketches on paper, transfer your drawing to Illustrator and make it come to life with color, typography, and patterns.

Be sure to share your work in the class project gallery for inspiration and feedback!

Deliverables

  • Your main portrait
  • At least two reference or inspiration materials
  • Process sketch of your work

Resources

Find Andrea on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and her website.

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