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Mixed Media Illustration: From Hand-Drawn to Digital

Erla María Árnadóttir, Illustrator at Studio Erla and Jonas

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9 Videos (1h 5m)
    • Trailer

      1:40
    • Introduction

      2:42
    • Coming up with a concept and gathering materials

      7:18
    • Sketching and layout

      8:35
    • Drawing

      9:26
    • Coloring

      13:02
    • Patterns

      7:19
    • Textures

      13:20
    • Final Thoughts

      1:40

Project Description

Create a Mixed Media Portrait

ASSIGNMENT

Create a personal illustration using a reference photo of a person that inspires you. This assignment will teach you how to use photograph as a base for your illustration. You will develop a drawing technique that fits your style, experiment with colors and patterns digitally and finally creating textures to give your work the atmosphere that’s needed.

DELIVERABLE

Upload your final illustration created from an inspirational photo. A finished project includes:

  • Inspirational photograph
  • Concept
  • Some sort of hand drawn lines
  • Digital or hand drawn coloring
  • Handmade textures and/or patterns
  • Digitally collaged final illustration