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Sketching for Surface Designers & Illustrators

Three years ago, I had a realization that the act of sketching was directly responsible forthe improvement in my pattern and illustration skills.SoIswitched ...
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 53m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

Three years ago, I had a realization that the act of sketching was directly responsible for the improvement in my pattern and illustration skills. So I switched from doodling on occasion for fun to utilizing it regularly as a tool to hone my design style, and that’s when I really started to notice a huge improvement in my work.

The class was designed specifically with surface designers and illustrators in mind. It gives you an overview of sketching as a creative practice and how to utilize it to progress your skills, develop your style, and build your creative confidence. During class we’ll discuss:

  • my favorite sketching art supplies
  • ways to tackle the 3 most common sketching issues
  • beginner tips for drawing flowers, animals, faces, and lettering
  • two methods to help you find your signature style
  • plus best practices for sketching with the final art in mind

If you’re just starting out in your career as a surface designer and illustrator, this class is for you. Or if you’ve been designing for a few years, but still lack confidence in your sketching abilities, my hope is that this class will give you a fresh perspective and motivation to grow as an artist!

You will learn

Remember the key to improving your sketching is practice, practice, practice! So now it’s time to take everything you’ve learned and to sketch your heart out. Here’s your class assignment:

1. Choose one or more motifs from the Sketching Prompts PDF for your pattern or illustration. OPTIONAL: If you want an extra challenge, you can also choose one phrase from the Hand Lettering Prompts found in that same PDF.

2. Create rough thumbnail sketches to get the ideas flowing. Then sketch out motifs you chose for your pattern or illustration until you have enough designs you like to create a final piece.

3. OPTIONAL STEP: Use the sketches to create a final piece (either a pattern or illustration).

4. Finally, click the  “Create a Project” button above and post images of your sketching process and share with us anything you learned about yourself and your style.

Requirements

There is no requirement, anyone can start this course.

This course is for

Anybody can take this course, as it is suitable for all levels.

How much does the Sketching for Surface Designers & Illustrators course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $Free trial, then $32/month.

Does the Sketching for Surface Designers & Illustrators course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

There is no money-back guarantee with Skillshare, but you can start with a free one-week trial to learn without risk. With the subscription, you can download classes to your tablet or phone using the Skillshare app.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

At the moment we couldn't find any available scholarship forSketching for Surface Designers & Illustrators, but you can access more than 30 thousand classes for $8/month on Skillshare, including this one!

Who is the instructor? Is Shannon McNab a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Shannon McNab has created 8 courses that got 871 reviews which are generally positive. Shannon McNab has taught 23,407 students and received a 4.6 average review out of 871 reviews. Depending on the information available, Shannon McNab is a TRUSTED instructor.
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