Digital Painting and Portraiture for Black Skin

A course by Wilno Fakie , Digital Artist

Digital Artist. Lisbon, Portugal.
Joined November 2019

Learn to depict the diversity of African features in Photoshop with the right tones and lighting for each context

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

Learn to depict the diversity of African features in Photoshop with the right tones and lighting for each context

A course by Wilno Fakie

Representing black skin requires a specific approach that not all artists have mastered. If you want to depict the beauty of African ethnicity in your illustrations, Wilno Fakie, a self-taught digital artist specializing in portraying black characters, is the perfect person to accompany you on your journey.
In this online course, learn to draw and paint black people under a range of different lighting contexts. Wilno Fakie teaches you the entire process for creating a digital portrait that respects the particularities of this type of skin, from sketching to painting.

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What will you learn in this online course?

25 lessons & 25 downloads

Initial thoughts
3 minutes, 0 seconds
Search for references
13 minutes, 33 seconds
How to work with Photoshop
19 minutes, 43 seconds
Photoshop for digital art
17 minutes, 50 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (17)
  • 363 students
  • 25 lessons (5h 21m)
  • 25 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Do an illustration contemplating three shades of black skin: light, brown, and dark.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, beginners or advanced, and anyone interested in learning how to paint black skin.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is necessary to take this course.

In terms of materials, you need a device installed with Adobe Photoshop, Procreate, or a similar program.


Reviews

363 Students
17 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Wilno Fakie

A course by Wilno Fakie

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Digital Artist

Wilno António, better known as Fakie Art or Wilno Fakie, is a self-taught digital artist specializing in portraits of black people. After creating an artistic profile on Instagram in 2017, he realized that most creators did not make characters from this ethnic group, which is what motivated him to turn his attention to this group. He believes that his art, which combines realism with characteristics from the cartoon genre, is a means of expressing himself beyond words, in addition to inspiring other creators to include African beauty in their work.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Introduction to black skin

    • Initial thoughts
    • How to use colors in black skin painting
    • Search for references
    • Anatomy and traits of African ethnicity
  • U3

    Preparation and theory

    • How to work with Photoshop
    • Photoshop for digital art
    • The digital sketch
    • Refine and finalize the sketch
    • Shadows and lights
    • My painting process 1
    • My painting process 2
  • U4

    Let's paint!

    • Base color 1
    • Base color 2
    • Base color 3
    • Face color zones
    • Ambient color and volume 1
    • Ambient color and volume 2
    • Main light
    • How to make the skin livelier and the design more appealing and more real 1
    • How to make the skin livelier and the design more appealing and more real 2
  • U5

    The next step

    • Exercises to improve colors and volumes 1
    • Exercises to improve colors and volumes 2
    • The best way to study independently
  • FP

    Final project

    • Digital Painting and Portraiture for Black Skin

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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.

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Digital Painting and Portraiture for Black Skin. Illustration course by Wilno Fakie

Digital Painting and Portraiture for Black Skin

A course by Wilno Fakie
Digital Artist. Lisbon, Portugal.
Joined November 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (17)
  • 363 students