Composition and Color for Creative Illustration

Online course Composition and Color for Creative Illustration by Marcos Chin.

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Who is it for?

Art and illustration students, or anyone who would like to learn more about illustration and improve their style.

What you need

You’ll need basic drawing and Adobe Photoshop skills. Adobe Illustrator knowledge might come in handy as well, but it’s not mandatory.

As for materials, you’ll need a scanner with corresponding software; different types of white paper, with and without tooth such as Bristol, vellum, and hot or cold press paper; watercolor; charcoal or conté; charcoal powder; graphite; ink; and brushes of various sizes.

Although this is mainly a digital illustration course, using a laptop, computer or other digital drawing device is not mandatory. The information you learn from this course can be applied to any kind of medium, digital or analog.

Course overview
18 Lessons (3h 6m)
16 downloads (12 files)
6 exercises
Course Final Project
U1: Introduction
What We Will Do in the Course
U2: The Basics of Composition and Color
Materials You Need – On Multidisciplinarity
The Basics of Composition
The Basics of Color
Working with Composition and Color Together
U3: Let’s Make Your Illustration
Interpreting and Depicting Your Text
Brainstorm: The Thumbnail Stage
Refining Your Sketch
Creating the Final Drawing
Creating the Final Drawing – Part 2
Evaluating and Refining Your Final Drawing
U4: Put In Your Personality
Where Digital Meets Analog: Painting on Your Prints
Creating Your Own Textures: Show Your Personality
Putting It All Together
Applying Your Textures Using Photoshop
On Creativity
Final Project
  • 18 Lessons (3h 6m)
  •  16 Additional resources (12 files)
  •  Online and at your own pace
  •  Available from the app
  •  Audio: English
  •  Subtitles: SpanishEnglishPortugueseGermanFrenchItalian
  •  Level: BEGINNER
  •  Unlimited access forever
  •  Certificate upon completion of the course
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