Make Fan Art with your Favorite Characters | Douglas Butner | Skillshare

Make Fan Art with your Favorite Characters

Douglas Butner, Creator @ &

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15 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Your Assignment

    • 3. What is Fan Art

    • 4. Where Can I sell Fan Art

    • 5. Partner Programs Spreadsheet

    • 6. What Type of Art to Make

    • 7. Make Captivating Fan Art

    • 8. Finding Elements to Make Fan Art

    • 9. Easy Fan Art Ideas 1: Silhouettes

    • 10. Easy Fan Art Ideas 2: Advanced Filters

    • 11. Easy Fan Art ideas 3: Stylized Catch Phrases

    • 12. Easy Fan Art Ideas 4: Character Patterns and Mandalas

    • 13. Easy Fan Art Ideas 5: Adding a Character

    • 14. Submitting your Fan Art

    • 15. Class Review


About This Class

Fan art has always been fun to make, and for the first time, artists can sell fan art legally through a variety of partnership programs. Let's make some fan art that fans will love!

What is in this class?
In this class, you will learn the ins and outs of these programs, how to make art that fans will love, and I will also show you 5 different techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator you can use to make high-quality fan art quickly and easily.

I'll also show you how to get the elements you need to make the fan art, including creating your own vector of a character from a screenshot.

We even made a spreadsheet where you can check out what shows are available in the partner programs mentioned. 
Spreadsheet Link:

Why fan art?
Fan art has an established audience and market, meaning you have a very high chance people will want your work for a shirt, sticker, or other product. 


If you are just looking for a fun way to create, fan art gives you a chance to combine your creativity with your favorite characters.

It's a lot of fun, and the results are pretty cool. So press that play button and I'll see you inside!

Class Requirements
Following the example techniques for making Fan Art requires a basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.