Narrative Landscape Illustration with Stencils and Acrylics

A course by Tom Haugomat
Illustrator and Animated Film Director. París, France.
Joined July 2021
, Illustrator and Animated Film Director

Create three images inspired by the beauty of nature using simple composition and color techniques

  • French with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (13)
  • 849 students

Create three images inspired by the beauty of nature using simple composition and color techniques



French with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (13)
  • 849 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 26m)
  • 21 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: French
  • French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Do natural landscapes fascinate you just as much as painting? Do you dream of discovering new simple and accessible illustration techniques? Then this online course by Tom Haugomat is for you! Alongside this French illustrator, work on your sense of composition and storytelling to create a series of three small paintings with amazing narrative power.

Explore a range of simple techniques, using stencils, ink pads, and acrylic paint, to get around the technical difficulties of drawing. Tom believes that with clean, concise methods and a simplified color palette, it's possible to work wonders without a lot of illustration knowledge—so get ready to discover the secrets of the man who has worked for the likes of The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Washington Post!

What do you get from this course?


  • Learn simple and original illustration techniques with a stencil and ink pads
  • Create a triptych that tells a story
  • Scan your final work and use Adobe Lightroom to edit it
  • Find your artistic identity by playing with acrylic paint

  • What will you learn in this online course?

    Course table of contents

    • U1
      U1. Introduction
    • U2
      U2. Storytelling in Illustration
    • U3
      U3. The First Stages of Creation
    • U4
      U4. Making the Illustration
    • U5
      U5. A Few More Tips
    • FP
      FP Final project
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    "When I was studying animation in Paris, I had a little trouble keeping up. I managed to get around my drawing shortcomings by developing a minimalist and uncluttered graphic style."

    In this course, discover Tom Haugomat's impressive journey through illustration and animation. See how wide-ranging his influences are and get to know the films he has made alongside Bruno Mangyoku. He shares with you the secrets of two techniques he is particularly fond of as a way to superimpose colors: stencils and ink pads Then play with acrylics by painting simple natural elements with a brush or markers.

    Begin the groundwork for your illustration. To find your subject, create a mood board and a series of small colorful sketches. Then see how to compose a sequence of three images and test your color palette.

    Now all you have to do is get to work! Start by creating the backgrounds of your images using stencils, then lay down the foregrounds with acrylic paint before painting your characters. To top it off, Tom gives you tips on how to edit your images in Adobe Lightroom and create more complex stencils in Procreate or Photoshop. By the end of this course, you'll have discovered a new approach to illustration that is as simple as it is exciting!

    What is this course's project?

    Create a series of three small narrative illustrations.

    Who is this online course for?

    This course is open to everyone! All you need is a little curiosity and the desire to play around with acrylic paint.

    Requirements and materials

  • Repositionable tape
  • Tracing paper
  • A cutter
  • Brushes
  • Acrylic paint
  • A stamp pad

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    849 Students
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    Tom Haugomat

    A course by Tom Haugomat

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    Illustrator and Animated Film Director

    When he was young, Tom Haugomat often holidayed in the Alps, which explains his fascination for the immensity of natural spaces. While training in animation drawing at the Gobelins school, he adopted a refined stroke to get around the technical difficulties he encountered. This minimalist spirit is still his trademark today, in addition to his simplified color palettes and his faceless, slightly enigmatic characters.

    Now based in Paris, Tom paints, writes, and directs animated films, and has worked for advertising campaigns (Evian, Target, and SNCF), as well as the press (The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Le Monde), and in publishing (Thierry Magnier and Tishina).


    Content

    • U1

      Introduction

      • About Me
      • Influences
    • U2

      Storytelling in Illustration

      • The Triptych as a Form of Narration
      • The Materials and Technique of Stencils
      • Practice: Experimenting with Acrylic
      • The Composition of the Image
      • The Balance between Colors
    • U3

      The First Stages of Creation

      • Searching for Inspiration and Mood Board
      • Sequencing
      • Color Tests 1
      • Color Tests 2
    • U4

      Making the Illustration

      • Overlay Drawing and Background
      • Acrylic: The Details in the Foreground
      • The Characters and the Final Details
    • U5

      A Few More Tips

      • Digital Archiving of the Creation
      • Creating More Complex Stencils
    • FP

      Final project

      • Narrative Landscape Illustration with Stencils and Acrylics

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    Narrative Landscape Illustration with Stencils and Acrylics. Illustration course by Tom Haugomat

    Narrative Landscape Illustration with Stencils and Acrylics

    A course by Tom Haugomat
    Illustrator and Animated Film Director. París, France.
    Joined July 2021
    • 100% positive reviews (13)
    • 849 students