Inky Illustrations: Combining Analogue and Digital Media Premium class
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Required Skills and Equipment4:34
Good to Know2:34
Lesson 1: List Five Objects to Illustrate3:12
Lesson 2: Sketch Your Postcard7:48
Lesson 3: Choose Your Colors2:24
Lesson 4: Start the Base Illustration in Photoshop14:14
Lesson 5: Make Ink Marks and Textures9:28
Lesson 6: Bring Ink into Photoshop13:57
Lesson 7: Complete the Illustration3:25
Recap and Concluding Remarks1:07
About This Class
Only real, physical media gives us those imperfections we love so much — bleeding ink, wobbly lines, grainy textures, etc. — but how to bring them into our digital illustrations? If you've ever wanted to have a more hand-crafted, personal illustration style, this class will be perfect for you. Illustrator Tom Froese is known for his whimsical, energetic illustrations that combine digital techniqiues with physical textures, linework and hand lettering. Join him as he shows you, step by step, how to illustrate a postcard featuring your favourite tools of the trade — those things you love to use every day to get your job or hobby done. Along the way, you’ll pick up some very handy skills in sampling physical marks and textures digitally using a scanner and Photoshop, and of course, have an insider’s look at his personal process.
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Awesome class! Very good step-by-step instructions of technical aspects. The creative inspiration process is great too.
This is the class with the most delightful projects I've seen so far on Skillshare! Good job, guys and thank you, Tom! Can't wait to start working on my own :)
Graphic Designer, Art Director & Letterer
Hello, Skillshare folks! I am an independent illustrator and designer living and working in the rural village of Yarrow, British Columbia, Canada. I primarily work in editorial and retail illustration, and my client list includes Wired UK, Monocle, Laurence King Publishing, Papyrus (the greeting cards, not the font!) and Chipotle Mexican Grill. On the side, I regularly collaborate on letterpress projects, such as greeting cards and multi-illustrator print sets with my friend Vincent Perez at Everlovin’ Press.
My work is characterized by physical textures and handmade linework combined with simple, solid shapes and bold colour palettes. I have a passion for the peculiar and enjoy depicting the often subtle but humourous things that I find in everyday life.