Artistic Illustration: From Drawing to Digital

A course by Paul Scheruebel
Painter, Illustrator, and Graphic Designer . Basel, Switzerland.
Joined November 2020
, Painter, Illustrator, and Graphic Designer

Experiment with illustration by creating artwork with charcoal and gouache paint then digitizing it on Photoshop to create striking images

  • 100% Positive reviews (4)
  • 89 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
Artistic Illustration: From Drawing to Digital

Experiment with illustration by creating artwork with charcoal and gouache paint then digitizing it on Photoshop to create striking images


  • 100% Positive reviews (4)
  • 89 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 Lessons (2h 46m)
  • Available from the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
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Experimentation in illustration is a journey to discovery. Painter and graphic designer Paul Scherübel brings together two worlds in his experimental art. Starting with traditional charcoal drawing combined with vivid gouache paint, he then transforms his work digitally in Photoshop.

Learn how to explore your creativity and make illustrations that both communicate and fascinate. Stir your viewer’s imagination by creating intriguing mixed media artwork of your own design.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Using Materials Creatively
  • U3
    U3. Making the Illustration
  • U4
    U4. Adding Colour and Finishing Touches
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know Paul. Hear about his artistic journey that led him from jazz music to graphic design. He also shares his inspirations and the influences that have shaped his work.

Paul goes through the kind of materials he uses and gives recommendations on what to get. Learn how to use charcoal as a versatile tool for shading in your sketches. Discover how to play with the viscosity of gouache paints and how it blends on toned paper. Paul gives insight on how to get your creativity flowing before explaining color and composition.

Begin with the initial sketches of your illustration before moving on to the final drawing. Paul shares his charcoal techniques to fine tune your drawing when transferring your final sketch onto tracing paper. Then, paint your background on toned paper, and bring it all together by cutting and pasting the two layers of paper.

Explore the post-production process to turn your artwork into a digital illustration and learn about digital coloring and tonal adjustments. Scan and import your work before working with value corrections and adjusting color. Learn how to correctly save your image to maximize its quality. Finally, compare the two versions of your artwork: your original artwork with paint and the digitized copy which allows experimentation with colors schemes.

What is this course's project?

Create an illustration with charcoal and gouache paint, then digitize it and experiment with color schemes on Photoshop to produce two versions of your artwork.

Who is it for?

The course is suitable for illustrators, artists, and anyone wanting to learn or improve their mixed media illustration techniques.

What you need

For this course, you will need charcoal sticks, a kneaded eraser, gouache paints, paint brushes, tracing paper, toned paper, spraymount, fixative, a scalpel, masking film or frisket, and access to image editing software like Adobe Photoshop.


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Paul Scheruebel

A course by Paul Scheruebel

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Painter, Illustrator, and Graphic Designer

After studying graphic design in university in Austria (and a brief stint as a jazz musician), Paul Scherübel began working as an editorial graphic designer for the Austrian magazine Graz. Wanting to improve his artistic abilities, he moved to London to study illustration in the University of Westminster, where he developed his eclectic and experimental style.

He has since done illustrations for magazines, theater productions, and companies like The Folio Society, Austria Microsystems, and the Swiss Engineering Institute. He has also been featured in Images: Best of British Illustration, Spectrum 26: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, and 3×3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Using Materials Creatively

    • The Materials
    • Using Charcoal in a Painterly Manner
    • Gouache on Toned Paper
    • Generating Creative Ideas
    • Colour and Composition
  • U3

    Making the Illustration

    • The Initial Sketch
    • The Final Drawing
    • Execution in Charcoal
    • Gouache and Pasting 1
    • Gouache and Pasting 2
  • U4

    Adding Colour and Finishing Touches

    • Scanning
    • Value Corrections and Colour
    • Saving Your Image
    • Two Versions of an Image
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Artistic Illustration: From Drawing to Digital

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Artistic Illustration: From Drawing to Digital. A Illustration course by Paul Scheruebel

Artistic Illustration: From Drawing to Digital

A course by Paul Scheruebel
Painter, Illustrator, and Graphic Designer . Basel, Switzerland.
Joined November 2020
  • 100% Positive reviews (4)
  • 89 students