Inspiration to Illustration: Creating Personal and Iconic Artwork staff pick badge

Eric Friedensohn, @efdot - Muralist / Designer in Brooklyn

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12 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:22
    • 2. Tools & Supplies

      0:41
    • 3. Finding Inspiration

      3:39
    • 4. Warm-up Exercise: Word Association

      5:16
    • 5. Warm-up Exercise: Doodling Shapes

      3:51
    • 6. Warm-up Exercise: Viewfinder

      5:41
    • 7. Sketching & Brainstorming Concepts

      9:46
    • 8. Refining Your Artwork

      15:38
    • 9. Adding Lettering

      3:16
    • 10. Developing Your Style

      1:58
    • 11. Conclusion

      1:08
    • 12. Bonus: Tools & Supplies Pt. 2

      4:15
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Project Description

Create an iconic black & white illustration based on something that inspires you.  Whether you’re sharing photographs of your initial sketches on paper or finalizing your piece digitally, we’d love to see your progress! 

You'll follow these steps:

  1. Go out into the world and find inspiration
  2. Warm-up with a few creative exercises and sketch anything that you find inspiring
  3. Combine your favorite ideas in your sketchbook and distill them down into a cohesive illustration
  4. Simplify to create a finished black & white illustration, with the option to add in lettering

Eric uses Adobe Fresco to simplify and finalize his illustration, but feel free to use any digital illustration program or refine on paper to finalize your illustration.

We're excited to see what you create!

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