Textures in Your Illustrations
Textures in Your Illustrations
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Create Textures in your Illustrations

ABOUT THIS MINI-CLASS

Learn how to layer traditional media and textures in your digital illustrations to add interest and charm. This step-by-step mini-class includes handouts to make it easier for students to identify the traditional materials and digital tools the instructor uses.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Lesson 1: Ken's Materials and Drawing Trees

  • Learn techniques for drawing trees with a variety of pencils. Ken talks about how and why he uses different pencils, and he demonstrates drawing with negative space.

Lesson 2: Creating Textures and Drawing Characters

  • Ken walks you through using scotch tape, various erasers, and even a stencil to add texture to your drawings. You'll watch Ken paint a variety of translucent background textures, using watercolor, and learn how to add characters to a background with tracing paper. Then you're going to scan the art you've made. 

Lesson 3: Photoshop Demo

  • Once you've scanned all of your art, you're going to put the pieces together in Photoshop. Ken shares all kinds of cool techniques to help you get your image exactly the way you want. In addition, you'll learn how to make a digital brush in Photoshop, using your own art.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

kenard pakKenard Pak has worked on animation for Dreamworks, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Disney Television, PDI Dreamworks, Laika, Blue Sky, Hornet, and Oculus Story Studio. He wrote and illustrated the following picture books: Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter; Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring; and Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn. He has also illustrated various books.