Make it Fun, Make it Sell: Dive Into Commercial Illustration

Amarilys Henderson, Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
21 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Trailer

      0:50
    • 2. About Illustration

      0:47
    • 3. Project Overview

      1:28
    • 4. Do Your Research *Project Post

      1:06
    • 5. Key Concept Trend

      1:58
    • 6. Trend Exercise

      1:18
    • 7. Selecting a Food

      1:07
    • 8. Thinking Through Layout

      1:00
    • 9. Sketching Your Background Art

      0:35
    • 10. Painting Your Illustration Background

      8:50
    • 11. Marketability

      3:20
    • 12. Quote Brainstorm

      0:24
    • 13. Exploring Type

      1:24
    • 14. Sketch Some Type

      1:30
    • 15. Watercolor Handlettering: Wet on Wet

      2:39
    • 16. Watercolor Handlettering: Wet on Dry

      1:18
    • 17. Key Concept Profitability

      6:00
    • 18. Scanning Your Work

      0:51
    • 19. Combining Digitally

      6:17
    • 20. Now What?

      0:27
    • 21. Next Steps

      1:41
18 students are watching this class

About This Class

567b1418

Illustrators are the unsung heroes that bring happy to everyday objects. Dive into what it's like to work as one--whether you're going for a quick swim or a few dozen laps! 

Follow Amarilys Henderson's prompts to create an illustration inspired by a real-life brief. This 45 minute class--complete with lessons in how to paint and handletter using watercolor--is a dive into what it's like to approach a brief as an illustrator. You'll be encouraged to create a piece that's fully yours and fully ready for the public. Amarilys discusses three key concepts to apply towards quick exercises, your final piece, and perhaps even a budding career.

What you can look forward to in this class:

  • Watercolor painting tutorials
  • Color techniques for making your work pop
  • Watercolor handlettering tutorials using both the wet on wet and traditional wet on dry techniques
  • Key concepts to stimulate thought throughout a marketable career
  • Lessons that show you how to compile the elements of your piece together in Photoshop
  • Next steps for launching an illustration career

This class is for those interested in having fun while creating fun--the best way to make it sell!