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Inky Illustrations: Combining Analogue and Digital Media

Tom Froese, Illustrator and Designer

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12 Videos (1h 7m)
    • Hello

    • The Project

    • Required Skills and Equipment

    • Good to Know

    • Lesson 1: List Five Objects to Illustrate

    • Lesson 2: Sketch Your Postcard

    • Lesson 3: Choose Your Colors

    • Lesson 4: Start the Base Illustration in Photoshop

    • Lesson 5: Make Ink Marks and Textures

    • Lesson 6: Bring Ink into Photoshop

    • Lesson 7: Complete the Illustration

    • Recap and Concluding Remarks

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About This Class

Only real, physical media gives us those imperfections we love so much — bleeding ink, wobbly lines, grainy textures, etc. — but how to bring them into our digital illustrations? If you've ever wanted to have a more hand-crafted, personal illustration style, this class will be perfect for you. Illustrator Tom Froese is known for his whimsical, energetic illustrations that combine digital techniqiues with physical textures, linework and hand lettering. Join him as he shows you, step by step, how to illustrate a postcard featuring your favourite tools of the trade — those things you love to use every day to get your job or hobby done. Along the way, you’ll pick up some very handy skills in sampling physical marks and textures digitally using a scanner and Photoshop, and of course, have an insider’s look at his personal process. 

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Wonderful class! I love the idea of combining digital and traditional techniques and can't wait to test this out!
Hopping Mad V

illustrator addicted to bunnies!

What a tremendous class! Clear instruction and cool techniques for getting lots of "dirt" inky marks into your illustrations to give them lots of character.
This is my second class of Tom and I really enjoyed it! He's explanations are very clear and the things you learn are very useful =)
Tina Tamay

videogame 3d artist that love drawing





Tom Froese

Illustrator and Designer

Hello, Skillshare folks! I am an independent illustrator and designer from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I primarily work in editorial and retail illustration, and my client list includes GQ France, Monocle, Laurence King Publishing, Papyrus (the greeting cards, not the font!) and Chipotle Mexican Grill. On the side, I regularly collaborate on letterpress projects, such as greeting cards and multi-illustrator print sets with my friend Vincent Perez at Everlovin' Press.


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