How to Draw Stylish Ladies with Adobe Flash

Create a spokes model, avatar, or packaging character while learning Flash illustration techniques and human anatomy.
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  • Lectures 33
  • Length 10.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2013 English

Course Description

The Stylish Ladies Illustration Tutorial. 

Session 1: The Basics

In this first session you will learn the basics of vector illustration with Flash, which is a very simple approach to drawing, even for non-artists. To illustrate, I use a mouse (nothing fancy like a Wacom or Cintiq), and rarely view the actual vector points making up the illustration. Instead I teach simple techniques to mold shapes. This one hour session covers step-by-step how to illustrate a basic head, and this portion of the course is free.

Session 2: The Body

This two hour tutorial focuses on illustrating a clothed body. Initially we look at some simple clothing choices to avoid working with the finer points of illustrating the female form (i.e. a big dress). After that I will design a more realistic body in silouhette, to use as the basis for a fully shaded illustration. That piece is drawn over the course of an hour, in real time, using symbols for parts that could be animated later.

Session 3: Hair Styles and Head Turns

In this 90 minute session, we look at tips to illustrate hair and turn the head. The part on head turns should be particularly useful to any Flash or vector artist, since I demonstrate some interesting ways to start from a front view and methodically convert all the way over to a side view.

Session 4: Expressions, hands, and feet.

In this 97 minute session, we gather together various "components" of the body to use in our final session. To make drawing a full pose easier, we can create libraries of body parts and facial expressions to copy and paste into later projects. You are welcome to use my source files in your future projects as well.

Session 5: Final pieces.

In this three hour session, we draw three final poses, focusing primarily on clothing techniques and shading. Each pose is a separate one hour video.

What are the requirements?

  • Adobe Flash

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course, you should be able to create your own vector illustrated female character

What is the target audience?

  • All ages, and any level of art background

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Flash Drawing Basics
Introduction
Preview
02:09
18:13

This video covers the initial setup with Adobe Flash (CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 or CS3 are all fine). This mostly covers illustration preferences. 

20:00
This video covers step-by-step how to illustrate a lady's head with separate symbols and shading (part 1).
19:16
This video covers step-by-step how to illustrate a lady's head with separate symbols and shading (part 2).
17:41
This video covers step-by-step how to illustrate a lady's head with separate symbols and shading (part 3).
10:34
This video covers step-by-step how to illustrate a lady's head with separate symbols and shading (part 4).
Section 2: Drawing the Body
27:28
In this video we will quickly draw a simple body outline then fill it in with a "flat" style dress. 
24:18
In this video, we draw a more realistic silhouette to be used later when we fill it in with shading and color. 
19:13
In this video, you'll learn various shading techniques, principals of illustrating clothing, and more anatomy (part 1). 
20:04
In this video, you'll learn various shading techniques, principals of illustrating clothing, and more anatomy (part 2). 
20:14
In this video, you'll learn various shading techniques, principals of illustrating clothing, and more anatomy (part 3). 
32:52
In this video, we will create 4 bodies in silhouette to work with later in the course. 
Section 3: Hair Styles and Head Turns
32:30
In this video,  we look at how to illustrate different hair styles with special attention to shading and Filter. 
21:58
In this video, we use two straight on head views and convert each of them to a three-quarter and side view. The first head is a very simple, rounded head and the second head is a more manga style, realistic head (Part 1).
20:23
In this video, we use two straight on head views and convert each of them to a three-quarter and side view. The first head is a very simple, rounded head and the second head is a more manga style, realistic head (Part 2).
21:48
In this video, we use two straight on head views and convert each of them to a three-quarter and side view. The first head is a very simple, rounded head and the second head is a more manga style, realistic head (Part 3).
Section 4: Expressions, Hands and Feet.
Facial Expressions - Part 1
18:00
20:22
In this video, we will create a library of facial expressions. The dozen or so faces created here could be modified slightly to make countless more expressions (part 2).
12:57
In this video, we will create a library of facial expressions. The dozen or so faces created here could be modified slightly to make countless more expressions (part 3).
27:18
In this lesson, we look at how to draw hands. Starting with the basic outline, we fill in the interior shape, while paying special attention to making the hands look delicate. The course covers multiple views.
19:50
In this video, we look at how to draw feet, again with special attention to making them appear lady-like.
Section 5: Drawing Three Final Poses
16:57
In this video, we start with the basic outline of the body (start files for this section are part of the Supplementary Material for this section) and we fill in the interior shape. Then we add clothes to the body and look at various techniques to style the shirt. We also incorporate the head and hands from past lessons.
18:09
In this video, we start with the basic outline of the body (start files for this section are part of the Supplementary Material for this section) and we fill in the interior shape. Then we add clothes to the body and look at various techniques to style the shirt. We also incorporate the head and hands from past lessons (part 2).
17:09
In this video, we start with the basic outline of the body (start files for this section are part of the Supplementary Material for this section) and we fill in the interior shape. Then we add clothes to the body and look at various techniques to style the shirt. We also incorporate the head and hands from past lessons (part 3).
15:29
In this video, we start with the basic outline of the body (start files for this section are part of the Supplementary Material for this section) and we fill in the interior shape. Then we add clothes to the body and look at various techniques to style the shirt. We also incorporate the head and hands from past lessons (part 4).
17:34
In this video, we draw a  1950's style "greaser" girl. Similar to the last lesson, we start from the body shape and add everything else (part 1).
18:55
In this video, we draw a  1950's style "greaser" girl. Similar to the last lesson, we start from the body shape and add everything else (part 2).
17:20
In this video, we draw a  1950's style "greaser" girl. Similar to the last lesson, we start from the body shape and add everything else (part 3).
10:40
In this video, we draw a  1950's style "greaser" girl. Similar to the last lesson, we start from the body shape and add everything else (part 4).
Drawing a Modest Girl - Part 1
19:40
19:41
In this final video, we again start with the basic body, add clothing, and this time play around with a slightly more modest look (part 2).
17:14
In this final video, we again start with the basic body, add clothing, and this time play around with a slightly more modest look (part 3).
15:43
In this final video, we again start with the basic body, add clothing, and this time play around with a slightly more modest look (part 4).

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Instructor Biography

Justin Dike, CartoonSmart / Owner / Leader Developer and Instructor

Justin Dike is the founder of CartoonSmart one of the internet's first video training websites. He is a long-time illustrator and animator, focusing mostly on Adobe Flash, and experienced programmer with Swift, Sprite Kit, Actionscript 3, Objective C and Cocos2d. For CartoonSmart he has recorded hundreds of hours of video tutorials and recently published his first full length book titled iOS Programming with Xcode and Cocos2d available in the iBookstore. Justin has also developed many iOS games, including a side scrolling game engine.

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