Style Surge - Develop Your Own Illustration Style

——   Created by Lauren Poole

How to Find Your Art Style

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10
Lessons
41m
Lesson time
intermediate
Skill level

More about this course

Welcome to Style Surge! In this class, you'll learn how to develop your own illustration style specifically with regards to developing figurative illustrations and character development using templates.

I see many artists attempt their own illustration style, but they give up after creating just a handful of illustrations. Believe me when I say it takes consistency!

Now, you won't walk away from this class after watching only a few videos and suddenly have your own illustration style. BUT if you implement my proven methodology to creating your own illustration style and you do the work, you will absolutely get there.

In this class, you'll discover how to achieve your pre-requisite research work in order to set yourself up for success. This includes how to:

  • choose a broad style
  • narrow down your focus
  • research inspirations
  • create a moodboard
  • identify your medium
  • create a color palette
  • establish a habitual drawing practice
  • design character templates
  • how to reference your templates
  • drawing your final illustrations

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @LaurenLesleyStudio and watch my free content on my YouTube channel.

Happy designing!

-Lauren

The course project

  • Watch my class, Style Surge.

  • Select a following Style:
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic
  • Dainty / Soft
  • Simplistic
  • Boho / Global / Eclectic
  • Modern
  • Maximalist
  • Whimsical
  • Cartoon / Playful
  • Vibrant / Motion
  • Research your inspiration images and create a moodboard.
  • Examples:

  • Select your medium:
  • Hand-Drawn Ink
  • Watercolor / Gouache
  • Acrylic / Oil Painting
  • Digital Drawing in Photoshop or Procreate
  • Flat, Graphic
  • Soft Brushes / Blending
  • Digital Drawing in Illustrator
  • Graphic
  • Create your character templates:

  • Draw your own OR you can download my PSD file of pre-drawn sketches to create your own templates from.

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  • Reference your template and create new illustrations!

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10 Lessons

0:02:38
Welcome to style surge!
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0:03:08
Lesson 1: Choose your style
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0:01:23
Lesson 2: Research your inspirations
0:02:57
Lesson 3: Identify your medium
0:02:24
Lesson 4: Create a color palette
0:00:58
Lesson 5: Draw every day
0:12:28
Lesson 6: Create character templates
0:04:46
Lesson 7: Reference your templates
0:08:37
Lesson 8: Start drawing
0:01:44
Your assignment
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 41m of on-demand video
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About the instructor

Hi! I'm Lauren, an artist & designer. I help people get more creative careers in Textile Design.

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