Adobe Illustrator for Children's Books: Watercolor Style
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Adobe Illustrator for Children's Books: Watercolor Style

Create Beautiful Digital Illustrations for Children's Books in Adobe Illustrator - Watercolor Style Illustration
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Last updated 6/2017
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will be able to create beautiful vector illustrations in Adobe Illustrator.
  • At the end of the course you will understand the power of simplicity when it comes to Children's Books Illustrations.
  • You will be able to apply your new knowledge in different Illustration projects, starting from day 1.
  • You will become more confident and fluent in Adobe Illustrator and the vector illustration process.
Requirements
  • Students taking this course should know the basics of Adobe Illustrator.
  • Students should have access to a computer with Adobe Illustrator.
  • Students must have a desire to learn and practice new skills starting from Day 1.
Description

In this course you will learn how to easily create beautiful illustrations in Adobe Illustrator in very little time and with very little effort. You will create a watercolor style illustration that you can use to illustrate children's books or for any other purpose you need it

We will use a variety of techniques that will help you save lots of time in this and any other project you work in the future.

You will learn how to plan out, outline, and paint beautiful and professional illustrations in Adobe Illustrator.

This course focuses on creating the illustration you can see in the promo video, but you can use the techniques you learn here to create many other illustrations.

I’m confident that by the end of this course you will have a solid understanding of the children's book illustration creation process, and you will be able to create your own beautiful and astonishing 2D illustrations.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for people interested in creating high quality vector illustrations in Adobe Illustrator.
  • This course is for anyone interested in improving their vector illustration skills.
  • This course is for students who want to get outstanding results in very little time and with very little effort.
  • This course is for 2D sudents who want to improve their skills.
  • This course is great for beginner and intermediate students.
  • This course in great for illustrators who want to get started in Children's Books Illustrations.
Course content
Expand all 21 lectures 01:21:03
+ Introduction
4 lectures 05:25

Welcome aboard!

Preview 00:50

Taking notes is very important, specially when it comes to shortcuts, tips and tricks.

Work Along and Take Notes
00:04

The illustration we will create in this course was inspired in a variety of illustration styles that can be found online by different authors. This illustration style is very popular and has been replicated, adapted and modified by different artists all around the world. I neither own, nor claim any rights on the style of characters and/or illustration that we will create in this course.

The main purpose of this course is to show you how you can achieve similar results of this well known illustration style in Adobe Illustrator. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely, Moy Lobito

Disclaimer
00:00

In this lesson we will discuss the top 5 key picture book illustration characteristics.

Top 5 Key Picture Book Illustration Characteristics
04:31
+ Blocking in the Character: Creating the Line Art
5 lectures 27:45

In this lesson we will use the pen and width tools to outline the main character's head. Easy peasy.

Preview 10:19

In this lesson we will continue outlining our character. This time we will add some hairs that will make our character look really cute.

Head Line Art Details: Adding Hair
04:59

In this lesson we will create the main character's body line art. Easy as pie!

Blocking in the Character: Body Line Art
07:05

In this lesson we will finish outlining our main character. We will make his hands and feet.

Blocking in the Character: Hands and Feet Line Art
05:22

A short list of activities that will help you reinforce your new knowledge and will lead you to become a better digital illustrator.

Practice Activities - Section 2
00:00
+ Blocking in the Rest of the Elements: Creating the Line Art
4 lectures 23:17

In this lesson we will create the spaceship lineart using both the pen and the width tools. 

Spaceship Line Art
06:51

In this lesson we will block in the caterpillar's body using the pen and width tools.

Blocking in the Caterpillar: Body Line Art
10:33

In this lesson we will refine the line art we created in the previous lessons and get it ready for the coloring process.

Refining the Line Art
05:53

A short list of activities that will help you reinforce your new knowledge and will lead you to become a better digital illustrator.

Practice Activities - Section 3
00:00
+ Coloring and Shading
6 lectures 21:45

In this lesson we will create the sun using the paintbrush tool. 

Painting the Sun
04:05

In this lesson we will use the paintbrush tool to paint some shadows on our main character.

Adding Shadows
03:10

In this lesson we will color our illustration =D

Adding Color and Shading
07:07

In this lesson we will use the paintbrush tool to add highligts to our illustration.

Adding Highlights
01:54

In this lesson we will add the final touches and polish our illustration.

Final Touches
05:29

A short list of activities that will help you reinforce your new knowledge and will lead you to become a better digital illustrator.

Practice Activities - Section 4
00:00
+ What's Next?
2 lectures 02:50

Final tohughts.

Final Thoughts
01:25

You will love this!

What's Next?
01:25