Illustration in Action: Creating Stylized Portraits

Andrea Pippins, Designer & Illustrator

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15 Videos (1h 23m)
    • Introduction

      1:47
    • Finding Inspiration

      4:34
    • Using References Respectfully

      3:31
    • Choosing Your Subject

      5:37
    • Making a Word List

      3:16
    • Materials

      3:29
    • Sketching for Layout

      6:04
    • Sketching for Likeness

      6:10
    • Sketching for Final Details

      1:49
    • Importing for Digital Editing

      14:51
    • Editing Your Paths

      15:52
    • Adding Color

      10:34
    • Preparing Your File for Print

      2:56
    • Closing

      2:24
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      0:33
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About This Class

Illustrate vibrant and thoughtful portraits with designer and author Andrea Pippins!

Join Andrea as she shares her unique process for creating stylized portraits with surprising colors, bold patterns, and expressive typography. Through Andrea's step-by-step technique, you'll use a mix of creative inspiration and illustration techniques to tell a visual story with unexpected results. You'll learn how to:

  • Gather references and sketch effectively
  • Digitize your work in Illustrator
  • Choose and add color

Whether you're new to illustration or a seasoned artist, Andrea's process will jumpstart your creativity and help you honor someone who inspires you, allowing you to create meaningful work and push your illustration styles to new heights.

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OMG! That is the class I needed. I can't wait to start my project and upload it. Thank you so much. Very clear and straightforward. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot!
Nancy Colindres

Graphic Designer

J'adore cette classe! :)
Awesome inspiration really makes you research then design. With that technique it makes you more related to what you are drawing. Glad I took this class. Keep inspiring.

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Andrea Pippins

Designer & Illustrator

Andrea Pippins is an illustrator, designer, and author who has been featured in O: The Oprah Magazine, Family Circle, The Huffington Post, Bustle, and more. She has done work with brands such as Free People, Lincoln Center, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Andrea is the author of I Love My Hair, a coloring book featuring her illustrations celebrating various hairstyles and textures, and Becoming Me, for young women to color, doodle, and brainstorm their way to ...

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