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Illustrating Fantastical Animals with Procreate

A course by Julia Körner
Illustrator. Mannheim, Germany.
Joined April 2021
, Illustrator

Imagine fantastical characters and turn them into captivating illustrations by exploring poses, props, color, and lighting in Procreate

  • Best seller
  • 98% positive reviews (117)
  • 5008 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Imagine fantastical characters and turn them into captivating illustrations by exploring poses, props, color, and lighting in Procreate

Through character illustration, you can journey into fantasy worlds that only exist in your imagination. Illustrator Julia Körner has created everything from ninja cats to adventurous foxes for games, children’s books, and more using digital tools and techniques.

In this online course, she teaches you how to illustrate eye-catching characters using Procreate. Develop a charming animal character from start to finish, exploring everything from clothing to poses. Let your creativity flow and draw amazing creatures full of magic.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 22 downloads

Getting Started with Procreate
18 minutes, 27 seconds
The Meaning of Shapes
7 minutes, 25 seconds
Sketching
11 minutes, 9 seconds
Creating a Simple Background
14 minutes, 54 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (117)
  • 5008 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 29m)
  • 22 additional resources (11 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Turn an animal from your imagination into a fantastical illustration using Procreate.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in improving their digital drawing skills by learning to create unique animal characters.

Requirements and materials

Basic digital drawing knowledge is recommended, but not essential.

You will need access to a device with Procreate installed and an Apple Pencil.


Reviews

5008 Students
117 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Julia Körner

A course by Julia Körner

Teacher Plus
Illustrator

Julia Körner is an illustrator, visual development artist, and character designer from Germany. She knew she wanted to work as an artist from a young age, and went on to study for a master’s degree in communication and graphic design. She first began posting her work online as a teenager and has continued to do so ever since, gaining recognition for her participation in design challenges like Inktober. Julia soon began attracting collaborations and commissions and took her creative career full-time in 2021.

Since then, she has worked with clients including ArtStation, 3dtotal, Humble Games, Storytime Magazine, Starman Films, and more. She also continues to share her work with over 85K followers on Instagram.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Finding Ideas and References

    • My Approach to Character Design
    • Getting Started with Procreate
    • The Meaning of Shapes
    • Ideation, Mind Mapping, and Mood Board
  • U3

    Creating the Character

    • Sketching
    • Defining the Character and the Pose
    • Clothes and Props Design
    • Creating Different Color Schemes 1
    • Creating Different Color Schemes 2
    • Light, Shadows, and Details
  • U4

    Refining the Piece

    • Creating a Simple Background
    • Final Touches and Exporting the File
  • FP

    Final project

    • Illustrating Fantastical Animals with Procreate

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates
    Plus

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  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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FAQs

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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Illustrating Fantastical Animals with Procreate. Illustration course by Julia Körner Best seller

Illustrating Fantastical Animals with Procreate

A course by Julia Körner
Illustrator. Mannheim, Germany.
Joined April 2021
  • 98% positive reviews (117)
  • 5008 students