Portrait Illustrated with Photoshop

A course by Oscar Giménez
Illustrator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2004
, Illustrator

Learn foolproof techniques for digital illustration to create portraits with personality

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (419)
  • 4256 students

Learn foolproof techniques for digital illustration to create portraits with personality


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (419)
  • 4256 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 17 Lessons (4h 10m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course


The illustrator Óscar Giménez will teach you how to create unique and personalized portraits from photographs and multiple references. You will do it through digital illustration techniques and tools developed by Giménez himself throughout his career and that you can apply to any other type of project.

Start thinking about your favorite celebrity because you will learn to portray him like you have never imagined before.

This course is the perfect complement to "Illustration for music lovers" , the previous installment of the illustrator for Domestika, which explains how to illustrate a high-impact poster for a concert.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Presentation and references
  • U2
    U2. Composition, tools and techniques
  • U3
    U3. Documentation and preparation of the main portrait
  • U4
    U4. Integration of references and background
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will begin by getting to know the work and influences of Óscar Giménez - an illustrator who considers himself permanently dissatisfied although, after 13 years of profession, he no longer believes in perfectionism but in dedication.

Then you will learn basic concepts about composition, brushes, strokes, shading, color and retouching. All these resources you will practice first on your own self-portrait so that you can get free with the tools and then, once you have decided who is your favorite famous character that you want to illustrate in a unique way, you will start the documentation phase, search for images of reference and composition of the main portrait.

When you have your character fully defined with shadows and color, it will be time to add new elements to enrich your illustration, a background that gives the work its greatest personality and the last touches.

What is this course's project?

You will create a portrait of your favorite celebrity from information gathered about him and visual references. In this project, you will apply all the techniques learned in the course on composition, use of color and integration of the character in your particular universe.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To enthusiasts and professionals of illustration and design who are interested in learning new techniques and methodologies to apply both to the illustrated portrait and to any other project.

What you need

You will need to have previous knowledge of Photoshop, a computer and a graphics tablet. No need to know how to draw.


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Oscar Giménez

A course by Oscar Giménez

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

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

In recent years he has specialized in musical 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 of 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 elaborates a musical portrait every two weeks.

His portraits are not portraits to use. They seek to capture the essence of the character and make a unique illustration that reflects their world.


Contents

  • 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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Portrait Illustrated with Photoshop. A Illustration course by Oscar Giménez

Portrait Illustrated with Photoshop

A course by Oscar Giménez
Illustrator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2004
  • 99% Positive reviews (419)
  • 4256 students