1. Go at your own pace in this 20 weeks online course
2. Artistic guidance & pointers from the instructor
3. Instructor's Customized Procreate Brush included for both options
4. Supportive peer community exchanging feedback
5. With the Material Package, every materials you need will be delivered to your door-step
6.Enroll now to start learning right away!
1. Go at your own pace in this 20 weeks online course
Character Pin-Up Posters Illustration
Learn Mixed Media with
Professional Artist, CROM
Do you have characters and worlds in your head that need a way to get out? Learn how to take that first step into creating an image that will encompass your character. Make it into an impacting pin-up poster that you can use to set up for anything you put your mind. I've built my audience online from creating these pin-ups, which have led me to the world of comics, character design for indie games, and selling my posters online. I will share my brush tools and process of taking a character from scratch and build a narrative into it as a pin-up poster that says there is more story to tell behind this character in one image.
This course is for anyone who enjoys drawing and telling stories. Those of you who read a comic, watch films, and always wonder about their favourite characters' back story in them. You want to convey ideas with detail simply, and stylishly that can be recognised as yours.
By the end of the course, you will learn a process from developing your ideas and your characters in pencil sketches on the paper to digital illustrated posters. I will provide my customized brush to help your process. These Pin-Up posters can be used to pitch ideas and to get attention from audiences online. You'll gather the necessary tools to use reference and push your ideas while championing your style and skills.
Step1: Developing ideas that have narratives and storytelling
Step2: Using thumbnails to develop composition
Step3: Bringing ideas and paper sketches into Procreate
Step4: Using brushes that enhance your style for your line-work
Step5: Finishing touches that make your artwork POP
Step6: Using colour palettes to your advantage
Meet Your Instructor: CROM!
Introduction to the course
Introduction to Materials and Procreate
Chapter 1: Overview of Procreate
Understanding brushes and layers
Inking line-work in procreate
Line-colouring with the clipping mask and the alpha lock
Using masking layers for Lettering placement.
Chapter 2: Brainstorming and Finding References
Understanding the role and importance of a sketchbook
Breaking out of the preciousness of your new sketchbook
Using reference to brainstorm and practice
Storytelling and adding narratives to your sketches
Playing with loose lines and soft shadows
How to plant "seeds of ideas" for yourself
Chapter 3: Creating Thumbnails and Developing a Sketch from It
- Understanding the importance of thumbnails.
- Learning how to compose thumbnails
- Creating a selection process
- Sketching from your initial idea and thumbnails
- Using notes to self to save time and focus on the big picture.
Chapter 4: Cleaning Up Your Sketch and Moving It to Digital
Finding the best way to bring in your sketch into Procreate
Using the digital rough to fix and assess.
Applying colour coded strokes to separate elements
Inking line-work and setting the space for shadows.
Adding texture and volume before adding the shadows
Chapter 5: Blocking shadows and Applying Tones
Understanding the basics of light and shadow
Blocking shadow to enhance critical pieces of your work
Looking at screen tones
Chapter 6: Creating Color Palette
Using strict Palettes for practice
Understanding colours to set the mood
Using hues and saturation for adjustments
Mastering colour shadow and colour highlight
Chapter 7: Building Your Own Style
Studying your favorite artists
Learning from practices and errors
Understanding The theory of creative digestion
Bonus Chapter: Your work in the wild and social media
- People are fickle
- Dos and Don'ts
1. Congratulations on Completing the Course
About the Instructor
Q: How did you first start doing what you do?
I've been making comics and drawing characters since the days of my first d&d sessions. I always wanted to tell stories and drawing was the portal to many mediums in which I could do just that. At school, I was always known as the guy who liked to draw swords, warriors, and robots. I studied Illustration in London and started my own series of self published comics while working for the advertising industry. As more people kept on finding my work online, things snowballed a bit so I had the chance to dedicate myself entirely to illustrating what I like and creating what I want.
This course will teach and guide you on how to effectively utilize different tools such as "digital brushes," "palettes," and "blending options" in Procreate app.
We will help you adjust app settings to optimize your drawing experience.
*Please Note: Students will have to purchase Procreate application ($10 in Apple Store). It is not included in the course package.
- Moleskine Classic Notebooks, soft cover A4
- Monami FX153 black pen
- Prisma 5B pencil
- Fabriano paper pad / A4 250g
- People who want to explore how to use Procreate
- People who want to add narratives and storytelling to their work.
- People who want to develop a composition using thumbnail.
- People who want to create their original characters.
- People who want to use colors that make your artwork pop.
Duration of the course
You can access the class videos for 20 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.
Class Preparation (iPad)
Also, you need an Apple Pencil to take the class. iPad Air, iPad, iPad Pro all works! Do not forget about downloading the 'Procreate' app as well.
If you have purchased the “All-in-one package,” it may take less than 2 weeks to get the package. We will also send you a tracking number after we send the package.
We will send you an email with a webpage link and a personalized code to access the videos within 24 hours of purchase.