Thematic Digital Illustration: Depict Different Worlds

A course by Chiara Vercesi , Illustrator

Illustrator. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Joined September 2021

Boost your design skills and enrich your portfolio by turning a topic close to your heart into a coherent series of illustrations with Procreate

  • Italian with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (26)
  • 652 students

Boost your design skills and enrich your portfolio by turning a topic close to your heart into a coherent series of illustrations with Procreate

A course by Chiara Vercesi

As an illustrator, working on a series is a complex and rewarding process that invites you to delve into each and every element of a theme, while at the same time ensuring coherence throughout.

A graduate of the IED and in contact with the Brera Academy since she was a child, illustrator Chiara Vercesi has worked in a wide range of fields, winning over important international clients. A question of luck? Not at all. These collaborations are due exclusively to her tenacity and method, and the good news is, she's now ready to reveal her secrets!

In this online course, Chiara guides you in creating a coherent and impactful series of illustrations, helping you to develop designs, your own voice, and a more complete and diverse portfolio.

Portray your surroundings, find your own style, and shine a light on the causes you believe in.

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What will you learn in this online course?

13 lessons & 33 downloads

Italian with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (26)
  • 652 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 12m)
  • 33 additional resources (17 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Italian
  • Italian, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a series of illustrations based on a single theme, while developing design skills, awareness of your personal style, and the ability to argue your choices.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is aimed at aspiring illustrators from a beginner to intermediate level.

Requirements and materials

To follow the course, an iPad Pro and the Procreate software would be useful, but not essential.


652 Students
26 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Chiara Vercesi

A course by Chiara Vercesi

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It all began thanks to a course by some former teachers at the Brera Academy that Chiara Vercesi attended as a child. Then came her degree at the IED and experiences in various design fields, from packaging for pizzas to board games, advertising to visual design, and the beginning of collaborations with prominent names such as the WWF, Scientific American, Facebook.

In 2018, Chiara founded the designer collective Sail Ho Studio. Her creative process always starts with a research phase and a sketch or project. She then allows herself to be guided by a lively style, characterized by abundant textures and atmosphere.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Sources of inspiration
  • U2

    A design approach

    • Introduction to Procreate
    • Illustrating in series: telling a story
    • The importance of good research
    • Practice drawing animals
  • U3

    Sketches and composition

    • Visual notes: miniature compositions
    • Choose the right composition for the series
    • Finalize the sketches
  • U4

    From color to final designs

    • Create the color palette
    • First draft: spot colors and palette checks
    • Definitive spot colors and color wheels
    • Finalize with volumes and textures
  • FP

    Final project

    • Represent nature with a vector illustration

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

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • 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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    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


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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Thematic Digital Illustration: Depict Different Worlds. Illustration course by Chiara Vercesi

Thematic Digital Illustration: Depict Different Worlds

A course by Chiara Vercesi
Illustrator. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Joined September 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (26)
  • 652 students