Improvised Illustration: Style and Technique Premium class

Roman Muradov, Illustrator

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11 Videos (1h 41m)
    • Introduction

    • Style

    • Technique: Brushes and Pens

    • Brainstorming: Before and After

    • Sketching I

    • Sketching II

    • Sketching III

    • Photoshop I

    • Photoshop II

    • Photoshop III

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Follow award-winning artist Roman Muradov in his improvisation on the theme "Before and After" and try your own.

This inspiring 90-minute class reveals every step of the artistic process, including:

  • Exploring the theme and coming up with multiple ideas
  • Experimenting with various tools and making several variations
  • Finishing the pieces digitally and picking the one that works best

Along the way, Roman shares unique tips for drawing with brushes and pens, developing your personal style, and using the barest resources to come up with ideas that will benefit artists of any skill level and background.

All students are encouraged to explore the prompt, share their own interpretations, and exchange feedback to deepen their understanding and technique.


Students of all levels are welcome to experiment and submit illustrations. A working knowledge of Photoshop may be helpful, but is not required.

Looking for more on ideation? Check out Roman's first Skillshare class: Expressive Illustration: From Ideas to Execution.

196 of 198 students recommendSee All

I love this technique combing conventional and digital illustration. Great class! Thank you.
I enjoyed how different this class was than any other art tutorial/instruction video I have seen. Out of the ordinary/somewhat off the wall approach to creating art--and it shows in the unique finished products. Am I always going to use this more "improvised" technique? Probably not. But it's worth trying something new like this, particularly if you're experiencing some kind of art block.
Very insightful class, really enjoyed in





Roman Muradov


Illustrator and cartoonist from Moscow, Russia, currently living in San Francisco. Clients include the New Yorker, New York Times, Penguin, Google and many others. Featured in the Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal), ADC Young Guns, American Illustration and numerous other shows.