Other Worlds: Illustrate a Fantasy Scene With Adobe Fresco staff pick badge

Ira Marcks, Illustrator / Cartoonist

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19 Lessons (1h 36m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:13
    • 2. Class Overview

      2:22
    • 3. Looking at Fantasy Art

      4:26
    • 4. Moments of Discovery (Part 1)

      6:56
    • 5. Moments of Discovery (Part 2)

      6:25
    • 6. Sketching with Adobe Fresco

      8:46
    • 7. Sketching: Exploring Perception

      2:57
    • 8. Sketching: Developing Concepts (Part 1)

      7:28
    • 9. Sketching: Developing Concepts (Part 2)

      7:38
    • 10. From Concept to Composition

      6:49
    • 11. Sketching the Details

      5:16
    • 12. Inking with Fresco

      4:20
    • 13. Inking the Characters

      3:18
    • 14. Inking the Setting

      4:09
    • 15. Coloring the Characters

      5:45
    • 16. Background, Shadows, Highlights

      7:05
    • 17. Fresco Brushes and Effects

      6:03
    • 18. Wrapping It Up!

      3:40
    • 19. Go Further with Fresco

      0:40
18 students are watching this class

Project Description

Your Assignment

Create a full-color fantasy illustration inspired by the narrative theme 'Moment of Discovery.'

  

Project Steps

  • First off, you must understand the concept of 'moment of discovery.' In Chapter 4 I define it as the point in a fantasy book when a character encounters a person/place/thing that leads them away from their familiar reality and into a realm of fantasy.
  • While watching Chapters 6-8, explore this concept with your sketches.
  • Then, develop this sketch into a full composition with Chapter 9-10.
  • Ink your art with (in your own style) with Chapters 11-14.
  • Complete the project by adding color and texture using Chapters 15-17 as guidance. 
  • Share your work with the class!

  

Sharing Your Work

Share your final art and/or progress with the class by clicking 'Create Project' in the sidebar. If you have any questions or need more tips, please let me know! I'm happy to help!

  

Project Example

Part 1 - When sketching concepts for my fantasy illustration, I found myself drawn to this doodle of 'good/evil' balanced over a line of symmetry. 

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Part 2 - 'Moment of Discovery' is very common in kids' fantasy and fiction. The Secret Garden was one of my favorites. I decided to draw my characters as children and place them in a natural environment.

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Part 3 - Here are my characters coming to live in the inking stage!

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Part 4 - Now I'm adding color, something I get more in-depth about in the class...

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Part 5 - And here's the final art with textures!

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I can't wait to see your project!

  

FALL 2019 LAUNCH CONTEST DETAILS

Win a free year of Skillshare Premium Membership! 

Post a project in the project gallery of this class or any of our five Adobe Fresco x Skillshare classes by October 31st, and you'll be entered to win a free year of Skillshare Premium Membership. In early November, the Skillshare team will randomly select 10 students who upload a project by the October 31st deadline to receive their next year of learning on us. Plus, we'll be featuring some of our favorite projects on our Instagram throughout the fall. We can’t wait to see your work!

Terms and conditions apply.

  

ALL CLASSES: GO FURTHER WITH FRESCO

Creative Digital Illustration: Learn to Use Adobe Fresco

Illustrator Lisk Feng guides you through the essentials of Fresco while sharing her unique approach to creativity and a fun prompt: draw the studio of your dreams.

 

Digital Illustrative Typography: Playing With Adobe Fresco

Designer Jennet Liaw reveals her illustrated lettering process from concept to final piece, encouraging everyone to create a finished piece inspired by a city they love.

 

Illustration Practice: Lettering & Florals With Adobe Fresco

Illustrator Dylan Mierzwinski shows you how to create a simple yet stunning lettered piece surrounded by florals, perfect for play or portfolios.

 

Other Worlds: Illustrate a Fantasy Scene with Adobe Fresco

Illustrator Ira Marcks invites you into the world of fantasy illustration, sharing storytelling essentials while showcasing the power of Fresco's brushes to create imaginative scenes.

 

Abstract Art: Easy Ways to Express Yourself With Adobe Fresco

Illustrator Rich Armstrong encourages freeform play, using Fresco's tools in unexpected ways and showing you how techniques like hand-making and water-stitching can create friendly abstract art.

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