Improvised Illustration: Style and Technique

Roman Muradov, Illustrator

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11 Videos (1h 41m)
    • Introduction

      2:08
    • Style

      7:26
    • Technique: Brushes and Pens

      11:05
    • Brainstorming: Before and After

      13:33
    • Sketching I

      12:45
    • Sketching II

      8:10
    • Sketching III

      12:38
    • Photoshop I

      12:02
    • Photoshop II

      12:02
    • Photoshop III

      3:59
    • Final Thoughts

      4:57

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.

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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.

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This is a great walk-through of the creative process. very intimate and very encouraging. Thank you for sharing it, Roman. I've learned a lot.
✎ Inketta

I ink everythink

Read the comments to learn Roman's cool photoshop trick for quick overlay! I've been doing a very long version of this for ages. Love to watch other artist work. I've been a bit stuck lately and watching someone play reminds me how to get unstuck.

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Roman Muradov

Illustrator

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.