Posters with LeDoux: Draw a 3-Color Poster for Your Favorite Band

Jesse LeDoux, Illustrator, Artist, Designer

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11 Videos (55m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Overview

    • Tools and Materials

    • Choosing a Band

    • Finding Your Style

    • Sketching

    • Inking

    • Digitizing

    • Coloring

    • Creating Separations for Screenprinting

    • Conclusion


About This Class

Love music and art? Join artist Jesse LeDoux — former Art Director of Sub Pop Records — as he draws a poster for one of his favorite musicians, Sun Ra. This 55-minute class is a feast for both eyes and ears: you'll explore Jesse's Grammy-nominated style, get to know his favorite tools and materials, and watch him sketch and ink in real time. Plus, Jesse offers a detailed walk-through of preparing your work for screenprinting and a list of favorite printers across the U.S.

You should take this class if you're interested in ink, making the most of limited color palettes, screen printing, and having fun. Designers, artists, and illustrators of all skill levels welcome. By the end, share your own 3-color poster with the class for feedback, inspiration, and encouragement from fellow illustrators!

182 of 187 students recommendSee All

I enjoyed watching and learning from this class—from sketch to digital to screen-print-ready files. I especially benefited from the screen-print process lessons, which were very thorough and well explained. I definitely recommend.
Jasmine Lové

Designer. Illustrator. Optimist.

I really enjoy this type of class where the artist lets you inside their workflow and methods. I think Jesse has an interesting style. I do think the color separation section could've been longer and more in-depth, though, especially as it is the most complex part, but I guess the focal point of the title of the class is the part leading up to that.
I really liked this class, it gave me some new ideas and new information.





Jesse LeDoux

Illustrator, Artist, Designer

Born in Portland, Oregon, Jesse LeDoux worked for many years as an art director for Seattle-based Sub Pop Records where he created iconic album and poster artwork for such artists as the Shins ('Best album packaging' Grammy nominee for Chutes Too Narrow), Iron and Wine and Death Cab for Cutie before leaving in 2004 to focus on his client-based and personal work at LeDouxville.

Parallel to working on commercial illustration and collaborative projects for such clients as Nike, Disney, Giro, Penguin UK, Rome Snowboards and Target, he has exhibited internationally. His work was included in the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (2007), an installation at the University of Maryland (2008), and has work in the permanent collection of the Experience Music Project (Seattle, WA), Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland, OH), and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa, Japan).

He currently lives and works in Seattle, WA. Learn more at