Creative Sketching: Fill Your Illustrations with Life and Detail

Online course Creative Sketching: Fill Your Illustrations with Life and Detail by Mattias Adolfsson

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Who is it for?

This course is for those who love to draw, sketch and illustrate, with intermediate-level drawing skills, as well as experience in perspective drawing and in working with the materials used in the course.

What you need

Intermediate-level drawing skills and previous experience in perspective drawing is required to take the course.

As for materials, you will need ink pens (fountain pens, fine liners, or dip pens), a pencil, an eraser, a ruler, drawing paper, watercolors, and a sketchbook. For the digital work of your project, you’ll need a computer with Adobe Photoshop and a scanner.

Although Mattias doesn’t teach digital illustration in the course, you can also create your illustration digitally using an iPad or graphics tablet.


Course overview
19 Lessons (3h 54m)
8 downloads (5 files)
17 exercises
Course Final Project
U1: Introduction
About Me
What Will We Do On the Course?
U2: Getting Ready
Presentation of Materials
Choosing the Space
Choosing the Theme
U3: Planning, Sketching and Inking
Planning Out the Composition and Perspective
Preliminary Sketching of Details
Large Pencil Sketch 1
Large Pencil Sketch 2
Inking 1
Inking 2
Inking 3
Wash for Shading
Colour 1
Colour 2
U4: Finalizing Your Piece
Final Details
Final Project
  • 19 Lessons (3h 54m)
  •  8 Additional resources (5 files)
  •  Online and at your own pace
  •  Available from the app
  •  Audio: English
  •  Subtitles: EnglishSpanishPortugueseGermanFrenchItalian
  •  Level: BEGINNER
  •  Unlimited access forever
  •  Certificate upon completion of the course
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