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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Kimberly Carney

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7 years, 2 months ago
That was a fun exercise!
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Gail Lee

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7 years, 2 months ago
The class was pretty good, however I would have preferred it to be spaced out and not having deadlines so close to each other.
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Paola Rico

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7 years, 2 months ago
This is a review, i have been waiting to give ! , I have never spend 20 dollars in something that is this GOOD. Seriously, if you are interested in illustration, dont think about it twice take this class! Brad is so generous in sharing tips and tricks and his videos are very clear and to the point. Thank you Brad, i really appreciate the time you put into teaching us something that will actually improve our careers.
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Alexandria Eddings

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7 years, 2 months ago
Great Tutorials about using texture and patterns in your digital work.
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Andi Jenkins

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7 years, 2 months ago
Although this class was only two weeks, I learned an incredible amount of information. The instructor's videos and resources were very helpful and easy to follow. I think a novice and a seasoned professional would find value in taking this class.
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Aimee Sicora

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7 years, 2 months ago
Excellent class. Brad has so much good content, his tutorials are extremely helpful and easy to follow! I learn't a lot :)
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Jessica Hastreiter Nordskog

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7 years, 2 months ago
Brad's tutorials were clear and concise. I learned something during each one AND I was inspired to create. Win, win!
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Junko Miyakoshi

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7 years, 2 months ago
This was my first SkillShare class and I really enjoyed it! Brad had prepared very informative videos, and I like how the students have the access to those videos even after the class is over. He was very responsive to students in spite of their numbers (there were over 300 participating students!). I highly recommend this class to whoever interested in digital illustration :)
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Shauna Lynn

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7 years, 2 months ago
Brad was a wonderful teacher. Engaging with the students and providing helpful insights, tips and tricks into the world of illustration.
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Aimee Whitcroft

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7 years, 2 months ago
Great class, and Brad's videos, links and tips were incredibly helpful. Well worth every cent, Brad, thank you!
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Ryan LaBouve

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7 years, 2 months ago
Awesome. Very knowledgeable. Great material.
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Caryn Ginsberg

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7 years, 2 months ago
Although I did not keep up with the course due to other commitments, what I was able to view was excellent! I loved all the helpful tips for color palettes and set up in Illustrator even though I am already certified in design. Brad is a very engaging instructor who has shared lots of useful info here. I'm looking forward to going through it all when I have more time and am only sorry I missed the opportunity to participate in the forum.
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Lan Nguyen

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7 years, 2 months ago
This was my first SkillShare class and I think it was the best experience I could've had! So informative and interesting. It was also really fun to see everyone else's work. I really liked Brad's style. He's very down to earth and sees himself as a learner as well, which I appreciate from an instructor.
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Linda Berkowitz

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7 years, 2 months ago
This was a great class. I learned a lot in a very short time and it was fun. Brad's Video's are packed with great information and ideas. I think I will use them again and hope he will teach more classes. So many people took the class and I was so impressed that he had a chance to give individual feedback. Thanks Brad!
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Amber Hoye

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7 years, 2 months ago
Wonderful introduction class. I was never one to take "old fashion" paper and pen sketches seriously when it comes to creating digital illustrations, but Brad has me hooked! Scanning in my drawing and using it as my foundation for my illustration has been incredibly helpful. I've fallen a bit behind and am just finishing add details, but I look forward to adding color and texture. If this course is taught in the future, I would recommend a bit longer timeframe. Two weeks went by very fast! I would also like to see some more illustrator tips and tricks.
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Elizabeth Villacres

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7 years, 2 months ago
Great class on color, texture and good tips, resources for beginners in Illustrator (even those who have experience). Huge class so if you want personal feedback try to get the assignments in ahead of time. The teacher does still offer more feedback through email even after the class if he couldn't critique you. Overall great informative class and abundance of resources :) Highly recommend!
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Lara Ngai

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7 years, 2 months ago
This was definitely one of the better online classes I have taken. I loved watching the tutorial videos, which I found to be extremely informative and helpful. Brad had so many great tips and tricks to offer, and I feel that I've learned a lot from him. I can't wait to put all of my newly acquired skills to use!
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Savannah Jarratt

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7 years, 2 months ago
Awesome, awesome class. You can tell Brad really put a lot of time into preparing. His videos are great--very informative and move at a good pace. Even with a large class size, he still managed to connect one on one with many of the students and provide individual feedback. Seems like other students enjoyed the class as well and were more willing to give feedback than in other classes I've taken on Skillshare. Highly recommended.
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Miranda Rodgers

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7 years, 2 months ago
I've been using Illustrator for sometime now for my illustrations but they're always flat. I only knew how to lay a texture over the entire piece. I took the course to learn about Brad's technique for texture and pattern and am excited to try out the knowledge gained from the tutorials. The video tutorials were straight forward and the supplemental material was helpful as well! Would definitely recommend the class. Thanks Brad!
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MaryJane Mitchell

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7 years, 2 months ago
It is my opinion that Brad Woodward did an excellent job with this class. His videos were first rate. His references were on the spot and he gave really helpful comments on my work as I progressed. I felt that Brad was a true professional in every way and that I learned a lot of new skills and tips from him. I hope he decides to do another class that could follow this one and be more advanced. Loved it.
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Rachel Nabors

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7 years, 2 months ago
Brad was an excellent teacher! His videos don't drag on, he showed me a bunch of things I didn't know how to do in Illustrator, and he's very responsive and interactive. If you're an illustrator and always felt like, "That's awesome, but how did they do that? Ho hum." you'll get something out of this. That said, I don't recommend taking another class alongside this one, as you'll be deeply engaged and will need all your spare time to work on your illustration and try out his techniques!
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Candace W.

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7 years, 2 months ago
This class is full of creative content! As someone who had no previous expereince with digital illustration, I found that Brad catered to both the newbies and experienced illustrators with targeted feedback and informative lectures. I would highly reccomend this class, it's been completely inspiring!
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Karin Lauria

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7 years, 2 months ago
Brad was great. Despite the large class size, he tried hard to give as many people feedback as possible. He also provided some really helpful information in his videos. Personally, I don't like the Skillshare format because it makes learning a popularity contest, but that's no reflection on Brad.
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Beth Stafford

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7 years, 2 months ago
Brad was extremely helpful in showing new techniques. He explains his process clearly and concisely. This class is a great resource for those learning to fine-tune their skills and take their work to the next level.
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Judy Little

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7 years, 2 months ago
Excellent job Brad. Lots of content and links and passion on display. Would do it all again. Thanks.
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Ainsley Wagoner

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Talk about bang for your buck. The focused tutorials and recommended resources were incredibly valuable for me and my work process. Brad was an incredible teacher, and it was great to be able to have tips from him.
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Lehan Veenker

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Unfortunately, with some scheduling conflicts, I did not have a chance to complete the classwork associated with the class and have been trying to catch up on tutorials/videos, etc. when I have a chance in the evening/late at night. All the videos/tutorials have been amazing and so extremely helpful and informative. Not only is Brad Woodard an amazing designer/artist, but he was wonderful at conveying information and knowledge in a relaxed and easy-going manner that allows other designers and artists to learn "tricks" and techniques while still finding their own style/voice. I would more than definitely recommend this class to others!
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Lindsey McLaughlin

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
Brad Woodard is fantastic. He has a lot of talent that he is willing to share. It was great taking this class from him and learning more about design. I especially loved learning new tools inside illustrator and how to make textures. A huge help.
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Nicolas Elizaga

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7 years, 2 months ago
This was a really interesting class. Brad, who is very skilled and humble, shared a lot of great tips and techniques I'll frequently refer to in my future work. It was also a great exercise in doing something a little bit different from my usual style of design.
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Christina Luka

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7 years, 2 months ago
Being fairly new to Adobe Illustrator, I didn't know all of the ins and outs and little tricks that designers and illustrators were using in their digital work. Taking Brad's class really helped me understand things about the software that I didn't know before and I will carry these with me in my design work. Thanks, Brad!
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