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Doodle-Style Vector Illustration

A course by Mauro Martins
Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Distrito Federal, Brazil.
Joined October 2019
, Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Learn how to create a composition that combines different elements, from the first sketches to the post-production

  • Best Seller Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (406)
  • 7316 students
Doodle-Style Vector Illustration

Learn how to create a composition that combines different elements, from the first sketches to the post-production


Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (406)
  • 7316 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (2h 21m)
  • Available from the app
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course


An illustration is capable of telling different stories in and of itself, combining various elements that capture the viewer's gaze and invite them to a visual game. The artist Mauro Martins, a specialist in the doodle style, creates fun and creative universes in his compositions. His work exudes personality and has been featured on brands such as Absolut, Amarula, Domino's Pizza, and many others.

In this course, Mauro takes you on an incredible journey through the doodle style and teaches his methodology to create a vector illustration capable of communicating different messages. Learn all the steps, starting with brainstorming, going through the sketch and digital drawing, to the final composition, adding colors, and finishing touches. Finish the course by learning how to prepare your file to share your work professionally.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Gather the ideas of your illustration
  • U3
    U3. Get to work
  • U4
    U4. Post-production and market
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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In the first unit, learn about Mauro’s career, his journey through the most recognized advertising agencies in the world, and his work as an illustrator. He shares some of his main doodle-style projects and his references in different artistic areas.

Learn how to brainstorm, research different references, and then experiment and select the best elements for your composition. Mauro tells you about the traits that distinguish his auteur work so that you can find your own style.

Get down to work with your first sketches. Create each element separately and then start drawing them with vectors and giving them the final touches.

Once ready, combine your drawings into a doodle-style composition. Mauro shows you how to add color and try different palettes with a unique process he devised himself.

Move on to the post-production phase and learn how to prepare your file for use in prints, animation, or other media. Finally, Mauro shows you his tricks so you can discover the best way to sell your work.

By the end of this course, you will have completed a doodle-style composition in vector illustration software, ready to be shared in different media.

What is this course's project?

You will create a digitally illustrated poster with several elements of the same theme and visually integrate them with a doodle style.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Illustrators, designers, artists, students, and anyone who wants to experience a new style of digital illustration.

What you need

You will need basic knowledge of some vector graphics editor software. Adobe Illustrator will be used in the course, but you can work with the software of your choice.

Regarding the materials, you will need a computer with the software installed and ideally a graphics tablet.


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Mauro Martins

A course by Mauro Martins

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Graphic Designer and Illustrator

After graduating in Graphic Design at UnB, Mauro Martins worked as an art director in major advertising agencies for more than 13 years, where he accumulated numerous national and international awards. At the last agency he worked for, CP + B in Boulder, Colorado, he worked with clients such as Kraft, Best Buy, and Infiniti.

He currently works as a freelance illustrator, focused on his auteur work. His work has been the image of brands such as Absolut, Domino’s, Amarula, or ESPN. His work has been published in numerous magazines, books, and websites around the world. He has won several awards, including the 6th AI-A International Latin American Illustration Contest, the Spoleto chain's national dish design contest, and Google's Nest illustration contest.

Mauro was recently listed as one of the 200 best illustrators in the world by the highly esteemed Austrian publisher Lürzer’s Archive.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Gather the ideas of your illustration

    • Research and brainstorming
    • Building our list
    • Authorial illustration and style
  • U3

    Get to work

    • Drafts
    • Isolated drawings in vector 1
    • Isolated drawings in vector 2
    • Composition in doodles style 1
    • Composition in doodles style 2
    • Colors
  • U4

    Post-production and market

    • Post-production and file organization
    • Market Tips
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Doodle-Style Vector Illustration

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Doodle-Style Vector Illustration. A Illustration course by Mauro Martins Best Seller

Doodle-Style Vector Illustration

A course by Mauro Martins
Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Distrito Federal, Brazil.
Joined October 2019
  • 99% Positive reviews (406)
  • 7316 students