Digital Illustration: Communicate with Color, Pattern and Texture

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Digital Illustration: Communicate with Color, Pattern and Texture

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog h...
In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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Course Description

This class will teach you how to breathe life back into your own digital illustrations through the use of a few basic design elements. 

Student, Jesper Bertelsen's project.

Whether you are new to digital illustration, or you are experienced but would like to enhance your ability to incorporate color, pattern and texture into your art, this is the class for you. From concept to completion, you will come away from this class with a beautiful, hang-it-on-your-wall-worthy, piece of art.

What You'll Learn

  • Concept Development. You'll create a digital illustration with your interpretation of the word "quiet" or "loud".
  • Understanding Color. You'll learn color theory and essential design principles.
  • Layout and Composition. You'll organize an image from start to completion. 

 "Here's where I'm currently at with this quiet, mid-century living room." -Dominic Flask, Student and Skillshare Instructor

What Yo...

This class will teach you how to breathe life back into your own digital illustrations through the use of a few basic design elements. 

Student, Jesper Bertelsen's project.

Whether you are new to digital illustration, or you are experienced but would like to enhance your ability to incorporate color, pattern and texture into your art, this is the class for you. From concept to completion, you will come away from this class with a beautiful, hang-it-on-your-wall-worthy, piece of art.

What You'll Learn

  • Concept Development. You'll create a digital illustration with your interpretation of the word "quiet" or "loud".
  • Understanding Color. You'll learn color theory and essential design principles.
  • Layout and Composition. You'll organize an image from start to completion. 

 "Here's where I'm currently at with this quiet, mid-century living room." -Dominic Flask, Student and Skillshare Instructor

What You'll Make

For this class you will be creating a digital illustration that will be your visual interpretation of an adjective. You will get the choice of one of two adjectives:"quiet" or "loud". You will accomplish this through the use of pattern, texture, and color. Your illustration can be as abstract or literal as you choose. The class will start with you determining how you would like to visualize the word. Based on your ideas and brainstorming, you will then select your strongest directions. This is a great time for you to get feedback from your peers to see if you are communicating the way you would like. 

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Courtney Lee

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
This was a fantastic class! I am familiar with Illustrator but Brad had so many tips and tricks up his sleeve that I had never heard before and that will save me a whole bunch of time and trouble. I can't wait to reference his videos for future projects! This was my first class on Skillshare and it made me want to take 100 more! I hope as Skillshare grows feedback and critiques will increase but for now, everything I've learned in such a small amount of time was well worth it!
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Brooke Glaser

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7 years, 2 months ago
Obviously a ton of people have taken this class. And it's highly rated. And for good reason. Brad, thank you for the amazing lessons and great resources. I even come back to the classroom to look at lessons to remember techniques. This class is worth every cent!
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Justin Jones

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Brad was an awesome instructor. All of his video tutorials were very helpful and I felt like i learned something new from each one.
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Candice Conner

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
I've been doing graphic designer for 15 some odd years now and I walked away with a lot new knowledge. GREAT CLASS!
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Kristin Heal

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
I have been using Illustrator for several years now and it was great to learn new tricks and new ways to do things. I like seeing how the teacher went from concept to finished project... this has helped me in my own workflow!
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Minjeong Kim

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7 years, 2 months ago
I enjoyed the tips from Brad, which he probably learned through sweat and tears, and I learned just in 30 minutes through this class! The latter videos were definitely more succinct and meaty. Overall, I liked the relaxed tone of the course, and the resources that he linked to from each section.
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Ida Johansson

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7 years, 2 months ago
I have been using the video lessons continously, even though I did not make much of a project. The principles shown can be applied to all kinds of work. Good progression in the material, and very inspiring to learn about someone else's methods.
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Loren Yu

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7 years, 2 months ago
I'm only half of the way through but the later lectures are way more useful than the earlier ones. The beginning ones felt a little drawn out.
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Tina Sharma

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
I was really scared of making illustrations and digitally represent them.But this class has really given me a lot of confidence in terms of sketching and digitally representing my work.Thanks Brad it was really a great course you have designed.
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Ronnie Sampson

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
This was a great class. The video lessons were chock full of useful tips, suggestions and instructions. There was lots here to stimulate my creativity.
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Sean Ferguson

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7 years, 2 months ago
Fantastic. Brad is a classy guy and I enjoyed learning his process and applying what I learned.
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Victor Gonzalez

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7 years, 2 months ago
The class was really well explained, good videos and documents. It actually helped me to improve!
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Marina Yaney

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
This was an amazing class. So many people did incredible projects with the help of Brad Woodard's tutorials. He is a natural as a teacher! I was so glad that he went on to teach the "Learn the Ins and Outs of Illustrator" class which I am taking right now. I have learned so much. Thank you, Brad.
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Lena Zembrowskij

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Thank you for this class. I learnd a lot about things I never did before.
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Yuri Yurchenko

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7 years, 2 months ago
Great!
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Nikki S.

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Great tutorials but not the best class if you wanted the instructor to look at your work. There's just a lot of people in the class.
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Greta Gabbert Laman

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7 years, 2 months ago
I really loved this class. Instructor was very involved and insightful, included lots of good material and references. Beginners and skilled illustrators could benefit from this class.
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Topher Edwards

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Brad knows his way around Illustrator really well as explains everything in a way beginners can understand. As a huge fan of his style, taking this class was essential and a truly great experience. Even as a professional in the field, I learned techniques and shortcuts that I have been looking into for a long time without luck. I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to be a better digital illustrator or just more efficient on Adobe Illustrator.
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Ez Pudewa

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Brad was a wonderful and personable teacher. His approach was easy to understand and his lessons were full of tools and materials with a value that far surpass the $20 price of the class. Absolutely worth every penny!
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Tina Devins

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7 years, 2 months ago
Great class. Learned lots of great tips. Love Brad's work and got to see his work process which is invaluable to new designers.
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Jeff Lewonczyk

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7 years, 2 months ago
Brad was a great instructor - he provided a generous amount of videos tutorials, and he linked out to some great resources. Across the board, he had great, useful, hands-on advice for people at various levels of experience, and I've already referred back to what I've learned as I've started to embark on other projects. I also handed in my assignment well past the deadline and was very pleased that he still took the time to offer me some very useful feedback on my project. For anyone who is looking to get a start in digital illustration or wants to further hone skills they've already developed, this class can't be beat!
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Mel F.

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Brad had great energy, and gave us lots of good resources. His video's were detailed but not overwhelming. I had an amazing time watching a real artist at work. I hope he does another class soon. :)
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Dominic Flask

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7 years, 2 months ago
Brad was an amazing teacher. I learned so much during this class just by watching him talk about his work and showing his workflow and tips and tricks. Would beyond recommend this to anyone interested in digital illustration of any style.
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Stephanie Banszky

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Brad's class was very well organized and informative. I learned so much and it was such a wonderful learning atmosphere. Brad has such a fun personality that it made the class such a great time!
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Tara Caldara

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Very good with lots of useful information. Class size was too large for any individual attention.
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Marie Mainguy

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Brad have been a really good teacher that explains things very clearly. He provided good links and extra stuff that were relevant. In his class I learn exactly what I was looking for. Project was interesting and give place for experimentation for everyone. Good job Brad ! I recommand this class to anyone who is interested to take their digital illustrations a bit further.
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Sara Dávila Evangelista

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Brad really knows how to share is skills. Also great informations about textures. If you are a illustrator in the early stages, take this class. If you are a pro, take this class. :)
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Carmen Iriarte

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
One of the great things about this teaching/learning model is the convenience. I thought learning tips from experts were a matter of internships, but the content, cost and dynamic of the class were very entertaining. Brad is a great instructor. I learned quite few tips from him :)
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Trina Esquivelzeta

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Brilliant course, I liked the length of the videos as they were not too long. I'm new to Ai so all very helpful. Will defiantly use this course in the future to refer back to and I've already signed up for a second course. Thanks Brad. (your mouse moves really quick! )
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Jasmine Gooden

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Although I am a graphic design major, its sometimes difficult to formulate ideas and put them into digital format. I sometimes find myself getting stuck and thinking "If I just knew how...". In a lot of cases, learning illustrator and other programs is done on your own time, and is especially difficult learning it while while working part-time, and taking classes. Brad's class taught me so much in such a short time. It was definitely worth $20, especially learning from someone so awesome! I love his work! I wish I would have gotten to do the project for the class, but I definitely took the knowledge and applied it to my own work! If he ever teaches another class, I will gladly fork over my money.
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