Wood Grain Textures: How to Illustrate & Digitize Your Own

Carrie Hendrix, Graphic artist and illustrator

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10 Videos (55m)
    • Introduction

      1:38
    • Materials

      2:06
    • Drawing Techniques Part 1

      7:38
    • Drawing Techniques Part 2

      9:44
    • How To Scan

      3:18
    • Digitize Your Artwork

      8:58
    • Adding Color

      6:48
    • Resizing

      11:39
    • Additional Effects

      2:06
    • Closing

      0:39

About This Class

Create your own wood grain texture to use as a background for stationery, art prints and more!

In this class, we will dive into the step-by-step process of creating wood textures from pen and paper to computer. You will learn how to:

  • Draw a wood texture on paper using pen and ink
  • Convert your hand-drawn artwork into a digital format
  • Vectorize, recolor and resize your texture for multiple uses

This class is a fun exercise for beginners and experienced designers alike who are looking to add this technique to their skillset.

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Material Needed:

  • Drawing Paper (100 - 120 lb and acid-free is preferable)
  • Pens and/or Fine Liners
  • Scanner and Computer
  • Adobe Illustrator (7-day free trial available here)*
  • Adobe Photoshop (Optional: 7-day free trail available here)*

*In the videos, I mention a free 30-day trial for Adobe CC, but apparently it is now a 7-day trial.

Feel free to reach out with any questions along the way. I look forward to seeing what everyone creates! 

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Carrie Hendrix

Graphic artist and illustrator