Conceptualisation and Techniques of Digital Illustration

A course by Raul Urias , Illustrator

Illustrator. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined September 2009

Learn to create an illustrated poster, from the client brief to the final artwork

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (151)
  • 2874 students

Learn to create an illustrated poster, from the client brief to the final artwork

A course by Raul Urias

Looking to digitally prepare a poster that combines a unique color palette, detailed linework, and intricate compositions? Explore Raul Urias's artistic process and learn to design instantly recognizable pieces that are full of personality. An illustrator and visual artist, Raul is inspired by pop culture, traditions, and history as seen through art, which he reinterprets with a modern twist for clients such as Google, Nike, Vans, Converse, and ESPN.

In this online course, he shares his approach to developing a concept and transforming it into an illustrated poster, from the initial idea to the final details.

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What will you learn in this online course?

23 lessons & 28 downloads

Art direction
7 minutes, 49 seconds
6 minutes, 12 seconds
10 minutes, 57 seconds
Composition and layout
13 minutes, 8 seconds
Simple bocetaje
18 minutes, 48 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (151)
  • 2874 students
  • 23 lessons (4h 51m)
  • 28 additional resources (13 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Use a client brief as the basis for creating a digital poster, from the initial concept to final presentation.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, designers, drawing artists, and anyone interested in learning about the entire process of digital illustration.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of drawing and Photoshop is required. As for materials, you need a computer with Adobe Photoshop installed. A graphics tablet is also recommended.


2874 Students
151 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Raul Urias

A course by Raul Urias

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Raul Urias is a Mexican illustrator and designer whose artworks stand out thanks to their unique compositions and color palettes. He is truly passionate about popular culture, comics, and cinema. He is also inspired by culture and traditions, which he observes and reinterprets in his work from an artistic perspective.

Some of his clients include Nike, ESPN, Converse, TBWA, Sony Music, Gatorade, The New Republic, and FOX Sports. His signature illustrations have traveled around the world as part of both individual and group exhibitions.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    The project

    • Art direction
    • Brief
    • Moodboard
  • U3


    • Composition and layout
    • Hierarchy of elements and composition
    • Simple bocetaje
  • U4


    • Introduction to drawing
    • Drawing exercises
    • Sketching with and over photographic reference
    • Final sketch
  • U5

    Line art

    • Introduction to Types of Line Art
    • Line art styles I
    • Line art styles II
    • Final line art I
    • Final line art II
  • U6

    Color and final piece

    • Theory of color
    • Creation of color palette
    • Application of color palette I
    • Application of color palette II
    • Final color
    • Presentation of the project
  • FP

    Final project

    • Conceptualization and digital illustration techniques

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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.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Conceptualisation and Techniques of Digital Illustration. Illustration course by Raul Urias

Conceptualisation and Techniques of Digital Illustration

A course by Raul Urias
Illustrator. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined September 2009
  • 99% positive reviews (151)
  • 2874 students