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Digital Fantasy Portraits with Photoshop

A course by Karmen Loh (Bearbrickjia) , Artist and Illustrator

Artist and Illustrator. Selangor, Malaysia.
Joined October 2019

Learn how to create enchanting narratives in your digital portraits

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  • 99% positive reviews (3K)
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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to create enchanting narratives in your digital portraits

Sparking emotion and wonder through a fantasy narrative is a skill that requires a resourceful mind, flush with imagination. However, a defined methodology is just as important to successfully transmit these ideas to your audience. Established fantasy illustrator Karmen Loh, also known as Bearbrickjia, has created a world of delicate, whimsical fantasy portraits that delight a community of over 400k followers on Instagram, as well as character concept art for game titles such as Street Fighter and Steel Circus.

In this course, Karmen will show you the soft, glittering ropes to her polished technique for creating digital fantasy portraits that narrate an ethereal atmosphere, with precision and skill. Her use of Adobe Photoshop has an easy to follow structure, that will give you all the necessary tools to fuse your imagination through this program to create your own unique fantasy narration into your digital portraits.

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etcb 20.10.2020 at 10:25

I really enjoyed this course which took me through the process of getting ideas and setting up a mood board all the way through to the finished art work. Very impressive. I certainly recommend this course.

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 11 downloads

Rough Shadows and Highlights
10 minutes, 12 seconds
Adding Colours
19 minutes, 44 seconds
Sketch
20 minutes, 49 seconds
Rendering - Part 1
19 minutes, 47 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (3K)
  • 85116 students
  • 19 lessons (4h 21m)
  • 11 additional resources (6 files)
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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Create a digital portrait with a fantasy narrative using Photoshop.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for professional and aspiring artists who are interested in learning digital portrait techniques, as well as applying a fantasy tone to their work.

Requirements and materials

Basic drawing skills are necessary, with some knowledge in face anatomy illustration. Karmen teaches the basics of Photoshop, so digital illustration skills are not needed to take this course.

You will need a computer with Adobe Photoshop and a graphics tablet.


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85116 Students
2953 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Karmen Loh (Bearbrickjia)

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Artist and Illustrator

Karmen Loh, also known as Bearbrickjia, has been illustrating digitally for almost 10 years to date. She captures a sense of calmness and a dream-like mood with a delicate, feminine touch in her art that is followed by over 400K fans on Instagram.

Before becoming a full-time freelance Artist, Karmen worked for major game titles such as Street Fighter and Steel Circus. She now dedicates her full creative attention to creating magical fantasy portraits, collaborating with brands such as XP-Pen and YouTube channels like MrSuicideSheep.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Introduction (About Me)
    • Influences
    • What We Will Do on the Course
  • U2

    Tools and Techniques in Photoshop

    • Rough Shadows and Highlights
    • Rendering Techniques and Brushes - Part 1
    • Rendering Techniques and Brushes - Part 2
    • Adding Colours
  • U3

    Let’s Create!

    • Moodboard
    • Sketch
    • Rendering - Part 1
    • Rendering - Part 2
    • Rendering - Part 3
    • Rendering - Part 4
    • Let’s Apply ‘’Make-up’’ and Colour Adjustments! - Part 1
    • Let’s Apply ‘’Make-up’’ and Colour Adjustments! - Part 2
  • U4

    Finishing Touch

    • Make Your Artwork Pop Out! - Part 1
    • Make Your Artwork Pop Out! - Part 2
    • Make Your Artwork Pop Out! - Part 3
    • Exporting Your Artwork
  • FP

    Final project

    • Fantasy Digital Portrait with Photoshop

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Digital Fantasy Portraits with Photoshop. Illustration course by Karmen Loh (Bearbrickjia) Best seller

Digital Fantasy Portraits with Photoshop

A course by Karmen Loh (Bearbrickjia)
Artist and Illustrator. Selangor, Malaysia.
Joined October 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (3K)
  • 85116 students