Portrait Illustrated with Photoshop

A course by Oscar Giménez , Illustrator

Illustrator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2004

Learn foolproof techniques for digital illustration to create portraits with personality

  • 99% positive reviews (480)
  • 5210 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese

Learn foolproof techniques for digital illustration to create portraits with personality

A course by Oscar Giménez

Illustrator Óscar Giménez teaches you how to create unique and personalized portraits from photographs and multiple references. Achieve that and more through digital illustration techniques and tools developed by Giménez himself throughout his career, which you can apply to any other type of project.

Start thinking about your favorite famous person because it's time to learn to portray them like you never imagined before! This course is the perfect complement to Illustration for Music Lovers, Óscar's previous course, which explains how to illustrate a high-impact poster for a concert.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 8 downloads

  • 99% positive reviews (480)
  • 5210 students
  • 17 lessons (4h 10m)
  • 8 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a portrait of your favorite famous person from the information collected about them and visual references. In this project, apply all the techniques learned on composition, use of color, and integration of the character in their world.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustration and design lovers and professionals who are interested in learning new techniques and methods to apply to illustrated portraits and to any other project.

Requirements and materials

You need to have previous knowledge of Photoshop, a computer, and a graphics tablet. You don't need to know how to draw.


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5210 Students
480 Reviews
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Oscar Giménez

A course by Oscar Giménez

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Illustrator

Oscar Giménez is a professional illustrator who is also passionate about music and the world of graphics in general. He loves to experiment and try different techniques, which makes each of his illustrations unique.

He has worked in all areas of the profession for magazines like Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Yorokobu, publishers like Penguin and Planeta, and record companies like Universal Music. He has also worked for newspapers like El País, Expansión and Fomento, advertising agencies, promoters, and producers (Telecinco).

In recent years he has specialized in music illustration thanks to a personal project of concert illustrations compiled in the book Sold Out. During this project, he developed a taste for illustrated portraits capturing groups and musicians that also led to other commissions to illustrate all kinds of characters.

Finally, Yorokobu magazine decided to open a regular section called Rock n' Draw in which Óscar creates a musical portrait every two weeks.
His portraits are no ordinary portraits. They seek to capture the essence of the character and make a unique illustration that reflects their world.


Content

  • U1

    Presentation and references

    • Presentation
    • Referents and project
  • U2

    Composition, tools and techniques

    • Theory of portrait composition
    • Brushes: Stroke and shading techniques - Self-portrait - Part 1
    • Brushes: Stroke and shading techniques - Self-portrait - Part 2
    • Brushes: Stroke and shading techniques - Self-portrait - Part 3
    • Brushes: Color and retouching techniques - Self-portrait - Part 1
    • Brushes: Color and retouching techniques - Self-portrait - Part 2
  • U3

    Documentation and preparation of the main portrait

    • Search for images and information
    • Basic composition and main line 1
    • Basic composition and main line 2
    • Application of shading 1
    • Application of shading 2
    • Application of color
  • U4

    Integration of references and background

    • Adding references I
    • Adding references II
    • Background and final touches
  • FP

    Final project

    • Portrait illustrated with Photoshop

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Portrait Illustrated with Photoshop. Illustration course by Oscar Giménez

Portrait Illustrated with Photoshop

A course by Oscar Giménez
Illustrator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2004
  • 99% positive reviews (480)
  • 5210 students