This class is aimed to anyone wanting to learn how to translate real life creatures into a fun cute kawaii style and interested in exploring the steps that will make you achieve it in a professional way.
No previous experience in this topic is needed, and, even though I target it to intermediate level, you might be also able to follow along if you are a newbie if you know how to use the basic tools, such as the pen tool.
I will be using Affinity Designer, but if you use any other vector software, I am sure it won’t be a problem for you to achieve the same results. This is not a course on how to use the software, but a course on how to achieve a given result. By the end of the class, you’ll be able to draw your pet, or any animal of your choice in a cute flat fresh style.
Maybe you want to create it just for the fun of it, or maybe you want to use it to create a T-shirt, or a sticker, or maybe to use it as an asset for a game. Well, you will have your drawing done in no time by following this super simple methods I will teach you in this class.
Be sure also to reach out should you have any doubts or questions. I love to see what students do and give feedbak!
Skills you'll learn:
- How to choose a good reference
- How to translate it into a cartoon style sketch
- How to vectorise your sketch
- How to add color to your sketch
- Draw a cartoon puppy, pet or any other animal of your choice, just like this one!
Some of the ways you can use this kind of illustrations for are to create T-shirts, stickers, postcards and anything you can think ok.
You can either use the reference I am using for this class, which you'll find attached in the class projects, or you can choose any other pet, puppy or any creature of your choice.
With the class project you will:
1. Be able to pick a good reference
2. Sketch it out either digitally or on paper (your choice)
3. Vectorise it
4. Colorise it
5. Fine-tune it to completion
It would be really interesting that, if you post your project here for anyone to see it or if you want me to review it and give you some more insights, that you post both, your artwork and the reference image.