Digital Basics for the Aspiring Illustrator

Digital Illustration from Scratch, No Experience Required

Starting from Scratch. No experience required.

Digital Basics for the Aspiring Illustrator, focuses on traditional illustration processes and how these marks can be created digitally. Upon completing the courses you should be able to look at traditionally made images and know how to make similar marks using a combination of traditional and digital tools.

Using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and a pressure sensitive tablet this class, Digital Basics for the Aspiring Illustrator, is your push start to creating your own digital images.

Each course focuses on a traditional technique and how it can be recreated digitally. Some of the techniques that will be explored are:

  • Line & Color
  • Relief Printing
  • Dry Brush
  • Chalk and Dry Pastel
  • Technical illustration
  • Screen Printing
  • Lithography
  • Cut Paper
  • CMYK
  • Sugar Cookies (why not?)
  • Watercolor
  • Brush Work
  • Pointillism/Stippling

The course focuses on different software skills that are learned as you recreate a scripted project. You will learn how to created your own textures, brushes and effects from scratch.

Examples of Courses Coming Soon

Digital Relief Printing (Update)

Digital Cut Paper (Available now)

Digital Screen Printing

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