Digital Illustration Techniques to Boost Your Style

A course by Ana Miminoshvili
Illustrator and Designer. Tbilisi, Georgia.
Joined July 2021
, Illustrator and Designer

Make your illustrations stand out by exploring shapes, composition, color, and light using Illustrator and Photoshop

  • 100% positive reviews (43)
  • 1277 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Make your illustrations stand out by exploring shapes, composition, color, and light using Illustrator and Photoshop



  • 100% positive reviews (43)
  • 1277 students
  • 19 lessons (4h 4m)
  • 25 additional resources (10 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


Illustration is a visual medium that gives people a voice and our lives more meaning. Digital tools can help you find and develop your own style, allowing you the freedom to play with shapes, composition, colors, and light. Freelance illustrator Ana Miminoshvili uses digital tools to create striking artwork and design visual solutions for her clients, which include Facebook, Adobe, and The New York Times.

In this online course, Ana will show you the techniques she uses to bring visual imagery to life with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Learn how to play with color, texture, and shadows, transforming your art and taking it to the next level. Experiment with new and different ways to make your illustrations stand out.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Exploring Ideas and Conceptualizing
  • U3
    U3. From Sketch to Digital Illustration
  • U4
    U4. Showcasing Your Work
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin this course by getting to know illustrator Ana Miminoshvili as she takes you on her journey from illustrating her favorite books as a child, to becoming a freelance illustrator in 2018. Discover the artists that inspire her and have shaped her work over the years.

Gather your materials and discover the tools, both digital and physical, you will be using throughout the course. Learn how to create and understand a brief and get some ideas down onto paper. Explore the possibilities of these ideas and find the main concept for your final project, before refining it.

Discover how to set up your workspace using the software to make the process easier and convert your sketches into vector files. Experiment with colors and learn how to apply shadow and light with texture, before adding some final touches to the illustration to enhance it.

Learn how to resize your illustration for different formats and export it correctly. Take it to the next level by turning it into a series or transforming it into different products. Finally, to end the course, Ana shares how to present your work to a client or promote yourself online.

What is this course's project?

Create a digital art piece from scratch that can easily be expanded into a series using a combination of digital and analog tools.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in learning how to take their digital illustration skills to another level.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience of digital illustration is required.

In terms of equipment, you will need a sketchbook, pencils, markers, your smartphone, as well as Photoshop, Illustrator, and a drawing tablet.


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Ana Miminoshvili

A course by Ana Miminoshvili

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Illustrator and Designer

Illustrator and designer Ana Miminoshvili started drawing when she was a child, making illustrations of her favorite books. She attended an after-school art class for several years, before studying art at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. During her studies, her art director managed to convince her to share her work online. She published her first collection of drawings on Behance, gaining her lots of views and positive feedback.

At the age of 20, she got a job at a creative agency, where she learned the digital tools that she uses to this day. In 2018, she took the plunge and became a freelance illustrator and designer, a career which allowed her to focus on her passions. Boasting a talent for creating whimsical and eerie universes, she has created projects for a wide range of purposes and clients, who include Facebook, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. She showcases her work on her website and in 2021, she founded the Illustrators’ Club, a nonprofit organization educating and connecting young Georgian artists.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Exploring Ideas and Conceptualizing

    • Materials and Digital Tools
    • The Brief
    • Rough Thumbnail Sketches
    • Research and Mood Board
    • Refining Your Sketches
  • U3

    From Sketch to Digital Illustration

    • Workspace Setup
    • Vector Shapes 1
    • Vector Shapes 2
    • Vector Shapes 3
    • Vector Shapes 4
    • The Color Palette 1
    • The Color Palette 2
    • Lighting and Texture 1
    • Lighting and Texture 2
    • Final Touches
  • U4

    Showcasing Your Work

    • Resizing and Saving the Artwork
    • Series and Other Products
  • FP

    Final project

    • Digital Illustration Techniques to Boost Your Style

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Digital Illustration Techniques to Boost Your Style. Illustration course by Ana Miminoshvili

Digital Illustration Techniques to Boost Your Style

A course by Ana Miminoshvili
Illustrator and Designer. Tbilisi, Georgia.
Joined July 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (43)
  • 1277 students