Portrait Illustration with Analog and Digital Techniques

A course by Amy Pearson , Artist and Illustrator

Artist and Illustrator. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
Joined May 2020

Seamlessly combine graphite, watercolor, and Photoshop to create a stunningly lifelike portrait

  • 100% positive reviews (153)
  • 2107 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Seamlessly combine graphite, watercolor, and Photoshop to create a stunningly lifelike portrait

A course by Amy Pearson

Beautiful images that empower women are at the heart of Amy Pearson’s work. Throughout her career, the artist has developed a unique technique for creating incredibly realistic portraits that capture the power and strength of the women she illustrates.

In this course, Amy teaches you how to make captivating portraits that combine a variety of analog and digital techniques. Guiding you from initial sketch to finished work, discover how the blend of handmade pencil drawing, watercolor painting, and Adobe Photoshop has the ability to create stunning images full of color and character.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 12 downloads

Materials
4 minutes, 2 seconds
Finding Inspiration & Research
6 minutes, 43 seconds
Photoshop Editing
4 minutes, 12 seconds
Rough Sketching in Photoshop
11 minutes, 55 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (153)
  • 2107 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 43m)
  • 12 additional resources (2 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a hand-rendered portrait by combining analog and digital techniques, including pencil, watercolor, and Photoshop.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for artists, illustrators, or anyone with an interest in creating portraits that combine traditional and modern techniques.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is necessary, but basic drawing and Photoshop skills are nice to have.

Necessary materials include a mechanical pencil, an eraser, mixed media paper, watercolor paints and brushes, a lightbox or a ruler, tracing paper, a printer, a scanner or camera, a graphics tablet, and a computer with Adobe Photoshop installed.


Reviews

2107 Students
153 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Amy Pearson

A course by Amy Pearson

Teacher Plus
Artist and Illustrator

Based in the UK, Amy Pearson is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator specialized in creating art that combines analog and digital techniques.

Working with clients like The Beauty Effect, Nylon, and more, Amy creates magazine spreads, privately commissioned portraits, menus, and other projects that showcase her unique creative style. She is currently focused on marketing and selling her self-directed artwork as prints through different online channels, including her own website.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What We Will Do in the Course?
  • U2

    Preparation

    • Materials
    • Finding Inspiration & Research
    • Photoshop Editing
    • Basic Watercolour Techniques / Understanding Watercolour
  • U3

    Creating the Portrait

    • Rough Sketching in Photoshop
    • Tracing the Outline
    • Detailed Pencil Drawing
  • U4

    Adding Creative Elements

    • Decorative Elements
    • Working in Photoshop 1
    • Working in Photoshop 2
    • Editing and Adding in Other Items 1
    • Editing and Adding in Other Items 2
  • U5

    Final Touches and Printing

    • Recommendations for Fine Art Printing
    • Final Touches
  • FP

    Final project

    • Portrait Illustration with Analog and Digital Techniques

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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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 Illustration with Analog and Digital Techniques. Illustration course by Amy Pearson

Portrait Illustration with Analog and Digital Techniques

A course by Amy Pearson
Artist and Illustrator. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
Joined May 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (153)
  • 2107 students