Illustration in Action: Creating Stylized Portraits

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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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.