In this course, you will learn :
- How to use free-hand sketching to tell a story using colour, light, and textures Combining drawing, acrylic, and watercolours to create an expressive painting inspired by the world around you, transform a bustling scene into an expressive work of art.
- Begin the course by getting to know Mokshini, an illustrator and painter. Discover how she transitioned from studying fashion at university to pursuing a full-time career as an artist, as well as the experiences that inspire her and the work she creates.
- Dive into the course's tools and materials, then consider the value of keeping a sketchbook to document your surroundings.
- Discover the distinction between seeing in lines and shapes and how it can improve your drawings. then discusses how to incorporate a narrative into your artwork.
- About thumbnail sketches and how they can help your creative process.
- How to include elements such as a focal point and perspective in your thumbnail. Choose your favourite thumbnail and turn it into a final, ready-to-paint sketch.
- Examine the properties of watercolour and acrylic paints, as well as the various techniques for applying them. Next, add colour, light, texture, and detail to your image to make it more interesting.
- How to use Photoshop to digitally enhance your illustration. The course concludes with Mokshini's advice on how to share your work on your website or social media.
1. Preparing for Your Sketch
- Tools and Materials
- Using a Sketchbook
- Observation Drawing: Lines vs. Shapes
- Finding Your Voice
2. The Use of Thumbnails
- What Are Thumbnails?
- Adding Dynamic Elements
- The Final Sketch
3. The Painting
- Applying Your Materials
- Painting: Methods and Techniques
- Color, Light, Texture, and Detail
4. Editing and Sharing Your Work
- Sharing Your Work
- Enhancing Your Image