from objects & images
CLASSIC ILLUSTRATION COURSE ON SKILLSHARE
This class is for anyone who wants to learn to create artistic, sophisticated and life like illustrations to use for different purposes - like art prints, greeting cards, stationery, pattern designs or illustrations for books, websites and magazines.
With the help of an easy step-by-step process you will learn to draw your illustration by hand, from a real object or image/images and turn the drawing into a monochromatic and vectorized illustration. You can be a total beginner when it comes to drawing!
This is what you will learn:
Planning you illustration, choosing style and create a vision of what you want to draw and illustrate.
Building you motif from big outlines down to details.
Find the characteristic shapes and lines.
Include and exclude components for a distilled version that is unique for you.
Two techniques for making shadows, light and texture to make your illustration come alive and get that 3D-look.
Tracing your drawing.
How to scan your illustration.
How to turn your illustration into a vectorized image using Adobe Illustrator.
How to edit your illustration in Adobe Illustrator.
How to print your illustration in the best possible way.
View the introduction video
Said about the course:
Probably the most comprehensive illustration course I've taken. Loved it. / Raynor
Bärbel does such a great job of explaining and showing how to illustrate anything, no matter what your skill level. I've been a fine artist and graphic designer for over 35 yrs and yet I learned many new things from Bärbel's course. Plus I love her artwork and her attention to detail. She is an excellent teacher and a joy to follow. / Kathleen
This was a great class! Barbel gave a lot of good tips to improve my drawing skills. I really enjoyed the way she takes her time teaching the important details that will make your drawings look wonderful. I will continue to practice what I learned in this class. / Cindi
Fantastic class! So detailed and informative and clearly presented. I look forward to trying out the techniques I learned. / Sara
Excellent class with quality production! I've picked up some great tips for producing professional looking art prints at home and can't wait to complete my project. Thank you Barbel! / Mia
I really enjoyed watching this class. You helped me to better understand the whole process of making the illustrations. Thank you! / Snezana
Inspiring and lovely class! Bärbel is really sweet and she takes us, step by step, through the whole process of creating beautiful illustrations. / Amanda