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Improvised Illustration: Style and Technique

Roman Muradov, Illustrator

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11 Videos (1h 41m)
    • Introduction

    • Style

    • Technique: Brushes and Pens

    • Brainstorming: Before and After

    • Sketching I

    • Sketching II

    • Sketching III

    • Photoshop I

    • Photoshop II

    • Photoshop III

    • Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Follow award-winning artist Roman Muradov in his improvisation on the theme "Before and After" and try your own.

This inspiring 90-minute class reveals every step of the artistic process, including:

  • Exploring the theme and coming up with multiple ideas
  • Experimenting with various tools and making several variations
  • Finishing the pieces digitally and picking the one that works best

Along the way, Roman shares unique tips for drawing with brushes and pens, developing your personal style, and using the barest resources to come up with ideas that will benefit artists of any skill level and background.

All students are encouraged to explore the prompt, share their own interpretations, and exchange feedback to deepen their understanding and technique.


Students of all levels are welcome to experiment and submit illustrations. A working knowledge of Photoshop may be helpful, but is not required.

Looking for more on ideation? Check out Roman's first Skillshare class: Expressive Illustration: From Ideas to Execution.

322 of 326 students recommendSee All

Great Illustrator and a class, however that MUSIC IS TOO LOUD-I cannot hear the artist speak
I really like the process used to create the illustrations. Thank you for the talk, demo, clear instructions and advice. I found it very helpful.
Such a beautiful style! Love it.





Roman Muradov


Illustrator and cartoonist from Moscow, Russia, currently living in San Francisco. Clients include the New Yorker, New York Times, Penguin, Google and many others. Featured in the Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal), ADC Young Guns, American Illustration and numerous other shows.

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