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How to draw hairy creatures in Photoshop…

(Using Photoshop Spatter Brushes)
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 41m
Language: English
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It starts as a doodle, with some real photo references off to the side. No, not of a werewolf. Of some dogs. Then I show how it can be fun to create a spontaneous illustration of a crazy fictitious creature… But then also, show how challenging it can be to try and make it into something acceptable to the artist when you follow that path. It’s a great exercise, and you will witness me struggling a t a few points and then finally resolve where I want to go with this kind image. I believe it is important to share this aspect, as I have met many artists who run into those snags where the art just doesn’t feel right to them. And then they STOP. Don’t stop! Look for alternative paths! The ending can be rewarding.

You will learn

✓ These exercises will condition the student to be able to work faster on deadlines and with repetition help them to remember tools, and short cuts for faster deadline delivery.


• You should have some knowledge of Photoshop, as well as a graphics tablet (e.g. Wacom Intuos, etc)
• Beginner to Intermediate

This course is for

• Anyone who wants to learn ways to improve their drawing speed.
Commercial Illustrator, animator, and creator!
Chris Scalf is an illustrator specializing in digital art and animation. His primary focus is commercial art, creating everything from storyboards and animatics to final art and finished animation. 
Over the years Chris has developed unique strategies and skills that have allowed him a nation-wide agency reputation for continuously delivering high volumes of exceptional art on tight deadlines, and doing it all on budget.

In addition, Chris is also recognized globally for his work in genre publishing (for example his work on Star Wars Comics and books.) He is also known for his original work and tutorials centered around fantasy, and photo realism art.

Chris started drawing as a young boy and was influenced by his love for the sci fi and fantasy genres. He never had any formal art training which allowed him to discover un-conventional routes giving us today’s exceptional work. His first published art was with G-Fan magazine which lead to working with companies such as Dark Horse Comics and Maximum Press, and eventually publishing his own comics under the Realm Press banner. Those early experiences taught him how to face grueling deadlines and conditioned him to turn around high volumes of quality art in a short periods of time. In those days, it was all traditional art, and difficult to produce giving Chris the incentive to explore and embrace the developing digital world. Chris was then able to harness his newly developed talent into becoming one of the countries top commercial artists we know today, currently working for many adverting agencies and publishers.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 41m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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