Editorial Illustration: From Concept to Published Artwork

A course by Tim Peacock
Illustrator and Cartoonist. New York, United States.
Joined October 2020
, Illustrator and Cartoonist

Learn how to build strong visual concepts and gain a comprehensive understanding of the editorial industry

  • 100% Positive reviews (31)
  • 828 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to build strong visual concepts and gain a comprehensive understanding of the editorial industry


  • 100% Positive reviews (31)
  • 828 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 27 lessons (4h 28m)
  • Available from the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course


Illustrators have the ability to conceptualize the ideas behind a text into a single image, making them an important part of the storytelling within magazines, newspapers, and other visual mediums.

Join illustrator and cartoonist Tim Peacock as he unveils his creative process from first sketch to final details. Explore his editorial illustration work and learn how to create memorable visuals that enhance the message of any written text. Discover how to prepare illustration work for publishing and get some expert tips on promoting your work through networking and a solid portfolio.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Inside Illustration
  • U3
    U3. Creating Original Ideas and Sketches
  • U4
    U4. Creating the Final Line Work
  • U5
    U5. Color, Texture, and Final Touches
  • U6
    U6. Getting Started and Navigating the Industry
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Get started by meeting your teacher, illustrator and cartoonist Tim Peacock. Learn a bit about his professional background and how he got started out in the field. Get to know Tim’s artistic influences by taking a look at a variety of different comic artists. Then take a look at the course content and learn what to expect.

Dive into editorial illustration with a quick introduction to its history and the roles of those you may need to collaborate with. See what an email from a prospective client looks like and the information you need to get started. Discover the elements of a good illustration and explore multiple approaches to a topic.

Understand what thumbnail sketches are and what a client expects when seeing them. Delve into Tim’s creative process for producing visual concepts that offer a fresh perspective and connect with a text. Talk about character creation and see how to give more life to people and objects.

Go through Tim’s process for creating your illustration’s final linework. Refine your chosen sketch and learn how to add the fine details. Then, take a look at some more traditional techniques and the tools preferred by professionals. Finally, learn how to properly scan and prepare your work for coloring digitally.

Apply the color and finishing touches. Add basic blocks of colors and incorporate textures to use in your final image. Use color masks, shadows, and highlights to create added texture and effects to your illustration.

What is this course's project?

Create an original, publication-ready illustration based on a written text.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who is interested in illustration–especially editorial illustration–and wants to learn new techniques for enhancing their drawing and creative thinking skills.

What you need

A basic understanding of drawing fundamentals is recommended but not necessary to take this course.

To create your illustration, any medium or technique can be used. Tim will focus on using a digital drawing tablet with Adobe Photoshop.


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Tim Peacock

A course by Tim Peacock

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Illustrator and Cartoonist

Tim Peacock is an illustrator and cartoonist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design with a BFA in illustration. Specializing in editorial and advertising, Tim’s work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, The Society of Publication Designers, and CMYK, to name a few.

His client list includes editorials such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, NBC News, The Atlantic, Playboy, Billboard, MIT Technology Review, and Vice.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

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

    Inside Illustration

    • Introduction to Editorial
    • What Is a Brief? What Information Should We Focus On?
    • What Makes a Good Illustration?
  • U3

    Creating Original Ideas and Sketches

    • The Importance of Thumbnail Sketches
    • Coming Up with Original Concepts from Our Brief
    • Creating Your Thumbnail Sketches 1
    • Creating Your Thumbnail Sketches 2
    • Creating Your Thumbnail Sketches 3
  • U4

    Creating the Final Line Work

    • Alternative: Working Traditionally 1
    • Alternative: Working Traditionally 2
    • Refining Your Sketch 1
    • Refining Your Sketch 2
    • Final Line Work
  • U5

    Color, Texture, and Final Touches

    • Color Flats
    • Shadows and Lighting
    • Creating Your Own Textures from Scratch
    • Applying the Final Colors and Final Touches 1
    • Applying the Final Colors and Final Touches 2
    • Applying the Final Colors and Final Touches 3
    • Applying the Final Colors and Final Touches 4
  • U6

    Getting Started and Navigating the Industry

    • Building a Portfolio
    • Finding Prospective Clients
    • Getting Your Work Out There
    • Business Practices and Expectations
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Editorial Illustration: From Concept to Published Artwork

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Editorial Illustration: From Concept to Published Artwork. A Illustration course by Tim Peacock

Editorial Illustration: From Concept to Published Artwork

A course by Tim Peacock
Illustrator and Cartoonist. New York, United States.
Joined October 2020
  • 100% Positive reviews (31)
  • 828 students