How to Fake a Watercolour Part 1 Illustrator Brushes
What you'll learn
- Students will learn how to create and use Illustrator brushes to create a composition to be imported into Photoshop
- Create plant forms with custom brushes
- Learn to add textured edges for the plants you draw
- Learn how to export the final composition for use in Illustrator
- Some knowledge of Illustrator is helpful but not essential
- Knowledge of what a watercolor painting looks like is good inspiration
Who knew you could fake a watercolor? This course will show you how! The course has 2 parts: Part 1 is in Illustrator, where you learn all about creating Illustrator brushes. You will use these brushes to produce an amazing composition. Next you will take this composition into Photoshop, in Part 2, where you will apply all the finishing touches to make it look like a real watercolor! If you are into art licensing, you can learn this process to help you produce large artworks in bulk or a series in a fraction of the time it would take to paint it using natural media. This course is for intermediate Illustrator and Photoshop users, though everything is explained in a step-by-step way that any graphic designer can follow. The skills you learn will reinforce all you know about Illustrator brushes while giving you a unique and practical purpose. Take a deep dive into the fine art world and produce a fabulous artwork in the process!
The verbal guidance and demonstrations will help you learn all the necessary core skills that can be applied to so many of your future designs. Whether you are new to design, or a fully qualified licensed artist, learning these skills be pivotal in your art licensing adventure! Imagine the time you will save!
In this class we will go through specific concepts in 6 lessons that cover:
• Creating simple Illustrator brushes
• Creating advanced pattern brushes in illustrator
• Composing a striking composition
• Layering and finessing your design
You will get the bonus of…
• direction from an instructor who has been in the graphic design and art licensing business for over 40 years as well as being a certified teacher for 30 years
• a resource list of helpful online sites to further your education into design.
Who this course is for:
- graphic designer, illustrators, artists, surface pattern designers
- great for those who are trying to level up their illustrator brush making skills
Hello, I'm Delores. I was an art educator for 30 years, teaching graphic design, fine art, and theatrical design. My own education took place at college and university, in Manitoba, Canada, and has been honed through decades of graphic design experience and my work as a professional artist, which I have done for over 40 years (eeek!). In the last few years I have also been involved in art licensing with contracts from Russ, Artwall, Studio El, Trends, Metaverse and more.
This is where I say something existential or clever about my inspiration: The colours of nature and my intuition guide my art: my most generous muses are light, sunshine, and flora. My work ranges through multiple media: my confidence with acrylic paint, ink, marker, collage, pencil, pastels, pencil crayon, watercolour, and digital painting provide many ready paths of self-expression.
But to be honest, often I don’t plan how a piece will ultimately look, but work in many layers, creating new relationships and deepening the complexity, intricacy and subtlety of the images over time. Once complete, I use this art for greeting cards, wall art and many other pieces I sell though art licensing and on products I create for my store. The bottom line? I love to experiment and mix both natural and digital mediums to create everything from very commercial work to very non-commercial fine art abstract paintings (and yes, I do sell these, so I guess they are commercial after all).
I am so excited to share my knowledge with you all in the Udemy universe as this has been one of my favourite haunts. I feel privileged and excited to become an online teacher here amongst some real stars in the art world. Please join me in my classes and follow me. I am sure we will have tons of great adventures together (oh my, so cliché). Anyhow, here we go...