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Digital Illustration for Children’s Stories

A course by Teresa Martínez
Illustrator. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
On Domestika since 08/03/2015
, Illustrator

Learn to tell stories with illustrations created in Photoshop

  • 99% Positive reviews (325)
  • 5695 students
  • Spanish with subtitles

Learn to tell stories with illustrations created in Photoshop

  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 99% Positive reviews (325)
  • 5695 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 Lessons (2h 59m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

Teresa Martínez, a child illustrator with more than 15 years of experience, who has seen her work published by international publishers such as SM, Editorial Castillo or Macmillan, is a faithful believer that the illustrator is a second storyteller in a story. His job is to retell a story, complementing the text and enriching it through the image.

In this course, he will teach you how to illustrate a children's story digitally, creating attractive images for children and young people, using the tools provided by Photoshop.

About this 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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You will begin by getting to know the work of Teresa Martínez, who will also tell you about the illustrators and artists that inspire her day by day.

Then, he will explain three different ways to reinterpret a text with images and he will talk about the basic principles of composition.

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

Teresa will explain the basic principles of color theory, which will help you to choose, consciously and correctly, the chromatic range of your illustration. Once you have it clear, you will get to work on your illustration with Photoshop.

You will work the lights and shadows; you will add textures and pay special attention to some elements that will help to balance the composition.

Finally, Teresa will give you some tips to present your work to an editor.

What is this course's project?

You will develop an illustration based on a text, using Photoshop as the main tool; this illustration will serve as the cover for the story. In addition, you will work on a storyboard that will help you present your project to an editor.

Course student projects

Who is it for?

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

What you need

It is necessary to have basic knowledge of drawing and Photoshop. With regard to materials, you will need paper and pencil to sketch, a computer with Photoshop and a tablet to work freehand.


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Teresa Martínez

A course by Teresa Martínez


Teresa began working as an illustrator at a very young age, publishing comics independently and in a local newspaper. Later, she trained as a graphic designer, although she never stopped incorporating illustrations in her projects. In 2002 he started working in the publishing industry, publishing his works with clients such as Richmond, Editorial SM, Castillo, Edebé, Alfaguara or CONACULTA.

His more than 25 years of experience in the field of illustration have opened Teresa the doors of the audiovisual world - her illustrations have come to life in the short film Imaginantes - and have also crossed borders -some of her works, among which Swan Lake , Fábulas Mexicanas , Arthur and the sword in the stone , Fantastic Body or The elegant ones, the girl ... , have been published in countries like England, France, Spain, Brazil and the United States-.


  • U1


    • Hello!
    • Influences
    • Interpreting the text
  • U2

    Let's sketch

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


    • 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

    • x Digital illustration for children's stories

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

Digital Illustration for Children’s Stories

A course by Teresa Martínez
Illustrator. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
On Domestika since 08/03/2015
  • 99% Positive reviews (325)
  • 5695 students