Digital Illustration: Create a Colorful Nature Scene

A course by Asia Orlando , Digital Artist and Illustrator

Digital Artist and Illustrator. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Joined April 2021

Explore color, mood, and composition to paint a digital illustration inspired by animals and nature as you discover your own unique style

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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Explore color, mood, and composition to paint a digital illustration inspired by animals and nature as you discover your own unique style

Illustrations can tell fascinating stories that transport viewers into vivid, detailed universes. Inspired by nature and animals, digital artist and illustrator Asia Orlando creates scenes full of colorful characters and vibrant environments. She is the founder of the illustration movement Our Planet Week, which spreads environmental awareness through art, and has produced artwork for many international brands and publishing houses.

In this course, learn how to use digital tools to illustrate a unique scene with an animal character. Discover how to develop your own illustration style, explore composition, color theory, how to create atmosphere, and adding detail. Tell stories through artwork inspired by natural surroundings.

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What will you learn in this online course?

22 lessons & 20 downloads

Finding Your Style
2 minutes, 52 seconds
The Composition Tells a Story
8 minutes, 51 seconds
Color Theory and Atmosphere
11 minutes, 23 seconds
Choosing Your Tools
4 minutes, 36 seconds
Inspiring Nature
2 minutes, 34 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (62)
  • 1319 students
  • 22 lessons (3h 46m)
  • 20 additional resources (5 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?

Create a digital illustration rich in detail and color with an animal as the main character in a natural setting.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone looking to learn how to make a digital illustration full of color.

Requirements and materials

You will need basic knowledge of digital illustration to take this course.

In terms of materials, you will need a drawing tablet with illustration software installed. The teacher uses an iPad with Procreate, but you are free to use any combination that works for you.


Reviews

1319 Students
62 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Asia Orlando

A course by Asia Orlando

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Digital Artist and Illustrator

Asia Orlando is a digital artist and illustrator with a sincere passion for art and the environment. After studying interior design and architecture and obtaining a master’s in fine arts and design, she initially pursued a career in various interior design studios. However, it soon became clear to Asia that she needed to take a leap of faith and follow her desire to do illustration. She built a portfolio, worked on her brand and began distributing her work, which led to her landing her first clients and projects.

A large part of Asia’s work is focused on colorful and detailed universes with eye-catching characters and surroundings. Animals and nature are a huge inspiration for Asia’s art, and environmental causes are close to her heart. Because of this, in 2020, she founded the illustration movement Our Planet Week to spread environmental awareness through art. One Planet Week is an annual event for illustrators all over the world. Asia has produced artwork for products, toys, posters, many international brands, and publishing houses including Bayard Presse, Egmont Publishing, and Quirk Books.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Creating Your Own World

    • Finding Your Style
    • The Composition Tells a Story
    • Color Theory and Atmosphere
    • Choosing Your Tools
  • U3

    Inspiration and References

    • Inspiring Nature
    • Converting Inspiration into Ideas
    • My Sketching Process 1
    • My Sketching Process 2
    • My Sketching Process 3
  • U4

    Nature Full of Colors

    • Setting up the Canvas
    • Black and White Sketch 1
    • Black and White Sketch 2
    • Color Sketch 1
    • Color Sketch 2
    • Refining and Polishing 1
    • Refining and Polishing 2
    • Final Details and Touches 1
    • Final Details and Touches 2
  • U5

    Final Considerations

    • Showcasing Your Work Online
    • Professional Tips
  • FP

    Final project

    • Digital Illustration: Create a Colorful Nature Scene

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Digital Illustration: Create a Colorful Nature Scene. Illustration course by Asia Orlando

Digital Illustration: Create a Colorful Nature Scene

A course by Asia Orlando
Digital Artist and Illustrator. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Joined April 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (62)
  • 1319 students