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Digital Illustration for Children’s Stories

A course by Teresa Martínez
Illustrator. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Joined August 2015
, Illustrator

Learn to tell stories with illustrations created in Photoshop

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (820)
  • 14225 students

Learn to tell stories with illustrations created in Photoshop



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (820)
  • 14225 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 59m)
  • 9 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Ever wanted to weave stories through your illustrations? Teresa Martínez, a children's illustrator with over 15 years of experience, has had her work published by international publishers such as SM, Editorial Castillo, and Macmillan, and truly believes that the illustrator is the second narrator in any story. Her work involves retelling a story, complementing the text, and enriching it through the imagery.

In this course, she teaches you how to illustrate a children's story digitally, creating beautifully compelling images for children and young people, using the tools available in Photoshop.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Let's sketch
  • U3
    U3. Colour
  • U4
    U4. Last details
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Teresa Martínez's work and hear about the illustrators and artists that inspire her daily.

Then, she explains three different ways to reinterpret a text with images and talks about the basic principles of composition.

Next, learn how to make a storyboard to help you sell your work better and present your project to the publisher. To do this, choose one of the scenes from the story and start creating your sketch, then study the values.

Teresa explains the basic principles of color theory, which helps you to choose just the right color scheme of your illustration. Once you've decided, get to work on your illustration in Photoshop.

Work the light and shadows, adding textures and paying special attention to some elements that can help balance the composition.

Finally, Teresa gives you some tips to present your work to a publisher.

What is this course's project?

Using Photoshop as the main tool, create an illustration based on a text to serve as the cover of a story. Work on a storyboard to present your project to a publisher.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, designers, and anyone interested in delving into the world of digital illustration and learning to enrich children's texts with images.

Requirements and materials

You need basic knowledge of drawing and Photoshop to take this course.
As for materials, you need paper and a pencil for sketching, a computer with Photoshop, and a tablet to work freehand.


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14225 Students
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Teresa Martínez

A course by Teresa Martínez

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Teresa started out in illustration at a young age, publishing comics independently as well as in a local daily newspaper. She later studied to be a graphic designer but never stopped incorporating illustrations into her projects. In 2002 she started working in the publishing industry and had her work published with clients like Richmond, Editorial SM, Castillo, Edebé, Alfaguara, and CONACULTA.

More than 25 years' experience in the field of illustration has opened doors for Teresa in the audiovisual world, seeing her illustrations come alive in the short Imaginantes as well as internationally. Some of her pieces, including Swan Lake, Fábulas Mexicanas, Arthur and the Sword in the Stone, and Fantastic Body, have been published in England, France, Spain, Brazil, and the United States.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Hello!
    • Influences
    • Interpreting the text
  • U2

    Let's sketch

    • Composition
    • Storyboard
    • Composition of a scene
    • Study of values
  • U3

    Colour

    • Color palette I
    • Color palette II
    • Work area I
    • Work area II
    • Painting I
    • Painting II
  • U4

    Last details

    • Details and effects
    • Changing the environment
    • Introducing the project
  • FP

    Final project

    • Digital illustration for children's stories

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Digital Illustration for Children’s Stories. Illustration course by Teresa Martínez Best seller

Digital Illustration for Children’s Stories

A course by Teresa Martínez
Illustrator. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Joined August 2015
  • 99% positive reviews (820)
  • 14225 students