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

Amarilys Henderson, Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

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21 Videos (45m)
    • Trailer

      0:50
    • About Illustration

      0:47
    • Project Overview

      1:28
    • Do Your Research *Project Post

      1:06
    • Key Concept Trend

      1:58
    • Trend Exercise

      1:18
    • Selecting a Food

      1:07
    • Thinking Through Layout

      1:00
    • Sketching Your Background Art

      0:35
    • Painting Your Illustration Background

      8:50
    • Marketability

      3:20
    • Quote Brainstorm

      0:24
    • Exploring Type

      1:24
    • Sketch Some Type

      1:30
    • Watercolor Handlettering: Wet on Wet

      2:39
    • Watercolor Handlettering: Wet on Dry

      1:18
    • Key Concept Profitability

      6:00
    • Scanning Your Work

      0:51
    • Combining Digitally

      6:17
    • Now What?

      0:27
    • Next Steps

      1:41

About This Class

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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! 

367 of 372 students recommendSee All

Great class!!!
The instructor really gives you a lot of information that can be related to any of your art! Enjoying her style of teaching and she has given some great tips for using watercolors! Love it!
Great class! I really liked the insight into professional work and the business side of illustrating.

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Amarilys Henderson

Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

Hey there! I'm Amarilys. I process on paper and I problem-solve with keystrokes.

As a commercial illustrator, I've had the pleasure of bringing the dynamic vibrance of colorful watercolor strokes to everyday products. My work is licensed for greeting and Christmas cards, art prints, drawing books, and home decor items. My design background influences much of my recent work, revolving around typography and florals.

While my professional work in illustration is driven by t...

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