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. Class Overview

    • 3. Looking at Fantasy Art

    • 4. Moments of Discovery (Part 1)

    • 5. Moments of Discovery (Part 2)

    • 6. Sketching with Adobe Fresco

    • 7. Sketching: Exploring Perception

    • 8. Sketching: Developing Concepts (Part 1)

    • 9. Sketching: Developing Concepts (Part 2)

    • 10. From Concept to Composition

    • 11. Sketching the Details

    • 12. Inking with Fresco

    • 13. Inking the Characters

    • 14. Inking the Setting

    • 15. Coloring the Characters

    • 16. Background, Shadows, Highlights

    • 17. Fresco Brushes and Effects

    • 18. Wrapping It Up!

    • 19. Go Further with Fresco

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About This Class

Adventures await with Adobe Fresco! This fall, Skillshare is bringing you behind the scenes with 5 amazing illustrators as they share tips, tricks and inspiration to help you create with Adobe's newest drawing app. Be sure to browse all Fresco classes here—we can't wait to see what you create!


Join illustrator Ira Marcks to explore creating imaginative scenes with Adobe Fresco, the new digital painting app from Adobe! Sketch, ink, and create something amazing.

Welcome! I'm Ira Marcks. If you're a visual artist that's looking to have fun and stretch your style, there's no better place to begin than fantasy illustration.

In this class, you'll join me on a step-by-step journey through the creation of a fantasy-inspired illustration using the brand-new digital drawing and painting app Adobe Fresco.

I'll share the inspirations behind my work, the role of storytelling in my sketching process, and how I create meaningful color palettes and textures using Fresco's unique brushes and effects tools.

Together we'll explore:

  • Visual storytelling for fantasy art
  • My illustration tools and tips
  • Adobe Fresco basics
  • My favorite Fresco brushes and FX
  • Exporting and sharing your work

The class is designed for artists, illustrators, and enthusiasts of all levels, so please feel free to follow along with the illustration tools that are right for you.

By the end, you'll have created your own full-color fantasy illustration inspired by the narrative theme "moment of discovery," and we can use the class discussion and project sections to collaborate, share feedback, and inspire one another!

I'm so excited for you to join me on this adventure, and I can't wait to see what you create!


Win a free year of Skillshare Premium Membership!

Post a project in the project gallery of any of our five Adobe Fresco x Skillshare classes for a chance to win a free year of Skillshare Premium Membership. Visit the Project & Resources tab for more details. We can’t wait to see your work!



Image: Ira Marcks x Skillshare