Create an Illustration Series: From Inspiration to Print

Create an Illustration Series: From Inspiration to Print

In this class, you’ll learn how to plan and create an illustration series from start to finish.  Creating a series is the perfect way to develop a cohesive body of work that shows your unique style to the world in a professional format.  In the class, I’ll be creating my series on my iPad in Procreate, but you could create your series using paper, canvas, or whatever medium you like to use.

If you want to create a series, but aren’t sure where to start or you get stuck on the planning phases, this is the perfect class for you.  I’ll show you how to scale your series to fit your skill level and personal time constraints so you can spend anywhere from 20 minutes to 20 hours on each illustration.  I’ll show you my whole process from planning the series to printing out the work and evaluating color options.

When you watch this class, you’ll get all of the Procreate brushes I use to create my illustrations including 4 drawing and painting brushes and 10 texture brushes to add some grit and depth to your work.  You can use the textures to add high contrast grit to your background. Or you can use them to add subtle colored textures, or erase texture from a solid shape.

I’ll share with you some free resources for creating color palettes so that your illustration series has a cohesive palette.  I’ll also give you a huge list of content ideas so if you don’t know what to draw, you can just pull from the list and get started.

First we’ll look at how to plan a series from start to finish.  I’ll show you how I organize my colors, concepts, and style guide, to take all the guesswork out of my design process.  When you work from a series plan, you can be sure to create a cohesive and professional set of illustrations that could be the beginning of a collection or portfolio of work.

Next we’ll look at how to turn a simple line drawing into a textured illustration, and talk about how to develop the concept into a cohesive set of illustrations that work well as a set or individually.

Then we’ll look at some advanced drawing techniques that will help you cut down on drawing time, and create playful, yet accurately proportioned illustrations.  We’ll cover a few different ways to use the line drawings in finished illustrations, so you can find a set of colors and textures that work for your personal style.

If you feel like your style is all over the place, or that you don’t have a cohesive body of work to present online, then creating an illustration series is exactly what you need to start focusing your work.  In the class, you’ll learn every part of the process, so you can jump right in and create your own series!


Create an Illustration Series: From Inspiration to Print

In this class, you’ll learn how to plan and create an illustration series from start to finish.  I’ll show you my whole process from planning the series to printing out the work and evaluating color options.

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Create Beautiful Procreate Texture Brushes: Ink on Paper to Digital Brush

In this class, you’ll learn how to create Procreate texture brushes using some paper, ink, and found objects that you probably already have at home!

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Art Nouveau Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + Free Brushes, Stamps, & Textures

Learn how to create three different kinds of Art Nouveau style illustrations on your iPad in Procreate and get all of my art nouveau style stamps and reference images.

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Collages on Your iPad in Procreate + 35 Stamp and Texture Brushes

Learn how to create unique collages in Procreate by combining vintage images, hand drawn elements, and layer effects. When you watch this class, you’ll get all of the Procreate brushes I use to create my collages.  The set includes 25 stamps of flowers, insects, figures, and shapes, plus a set of 8 texture brushes for adding vintage patterns, fading, and scuffs to your collages.

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Geometric Vector Illustration in Affinity Designer + 33 Geometric Vector Assets

Learn how to create vector based geometric illustrations on your iPad in Affinity Designer.  When you take this class, you’ll get all of the vector assets and colors I use in the class, including 33 customizable vector illustrations that you can use for personal or commercial use.

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Society 6 for iPad Artists and Designers: Sizes, Orientations, and Sharable Mockups

In this class, you’ll learn how to create and fill your Society6 shop using your iPad. You’ll learn how to create and prepare work for Society6, and get tons of tips for maximizing the number of products you have for sale and minimizing the amount of time you spend uploading and resizing.

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Folk Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + Free Paper Texture & Folk Art Brushes for Procreate

Learn three different ways to create modern folk style illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.