The Art of Illustration: Find, Develop and Express Your Creative Voice

Emiliano Ponzi, Illustrator

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10 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:35
    • 2. The Designer's Role

      4:03
    • 3. Developing Your Style

      9:49
    • 4. Finding Your Angle

      6:43
    • 5. Sketching Your Piece

      7:17
    • 6. Honing Your Message

      11:25
    • 7. Refining Your Sketch

      10:07
    • 8. Experimenting

      2:57
    • 9. Final Thoughts

      0:46
    • 10. Explore More Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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About This Class

The key to creating attention-grabbing illustrations? It's not your tools or trainingit's your perspective!

In today’s fast-paced world, your unique point of view is the key to creating work that stands out. Join award-winning illustrator Emiliano Ponzi as he shares a simple, step-by-step process for creating compelling illustrations that express your voice as a designer. You’ll follow along as Emiliano creates an illustration for The New York Times, sharing his “mental settings” for unlocking personal style, developing powerful concepts, and communicating clearly through design.  

Along the way, you’ll learn how to:

  • Draw on your experiences to find your voice as a designer
  • Develop a routine to tap into creativity, even under deadline
  • Evaluate new projects in the context of your personal and professional growth
  • Design deliberately in Photoshop, using color and composition to communicate
  • Embrace evolution, changing up your style to stay relevant and inspired 

Plus, the class is packed with Emiliano’s favorite tips for solving briefs, working with clients and bringing your sketches to life in Adobe Photoshop.

Whether you’re tackling a client project, working on a passion project or just starting on your creative journey, this 60-minute class is an essential stepping-stone for anyone who wants to find their own unique way to be a great designer, in addition to creating great designs. By the end of the class, you’ll have a simple framework for creating expressive illustrations that could only come from one person: you!