Illustration of Adorable Characters Inspired by Nature

A course by Johanna Forster , Illustrator

Illustrator. Saarbrücken, Germany.
Joined March 2022

Design lovable digital characters inspired by nature and use them in a variety of decorative compositions

  • 100% positive reviews (62)
  • 3947 students
  • Audio: German
  • German, Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Design lovable digital characters inspired by nature and use them in a variety of decorative compositions

A course by Johanna Forster

In the artistic universe of illustrator Johanna Forster, her cute fruit and vegetable characters, along with botanical robots, are the protagonists. All of them were very well received on social media and have enabled their creator to further expand her own business and launch her online shop, where she sells prints, cards, originals, stickers, magnets and many other items inspired by fruit and vegetables.

With her work, the artist is not trying to impress with her drawing skills. Rather, she aims to arouse emotions in the viewer.

In this online course, Johanna will show you how to digitally illustrate cute characters inspired by nature, and then turn them into stickers or transfer them to any other medium. With her, you will combine plants and animals to bring amazing characters to life and experiment with different emotions and basic shapes - everything is allowed!

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 20 downloads

The Mood Board
8 minutes, 37 seconds
About drawing animals
15 minutes, 19 seconds
Creature Builder: Scribbles!
14 minutes, 48 seconds
Emotion and presentation
18 minutes, 26 seconds
From Sketch to Lineart
13 minutes, 6 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (62)
  • 3947 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 52m)
  • 20 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: German
  • German, Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Digitally illustrate various cute characters inspired by nature, which you can then optionally turn into a sticker sheet.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To all beginners and advanced illustrators who are interested in digital illustration.

Requirements and materials

To participate, you will need drawing tools, such as a sketchbook and pencil, an iPad with Procreate or, alternatively, another digital drawing tablet with drawing software.

If you then want to develop your characters on a sticker sheet, you will need Adobe Illustrator for the design.


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3947 Students
62 Reviews
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Johanna Forster

A course by Johanna Forster

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Illustrator

Johanna Forster is a freelance illustrator from Saarbrücken, in the southwest of Germany, best known for her cute fruit and vegetable characters. Johanna first studied Fine Art, but quickly switched to the Media Art and Design course, as she was attracted by the variety of Concept Art courses.

A big fan of video games, she also illustrates concepts and has developed several of them, as well as board games. In fact, Nordlicht, the point and click videogame she developed during her studies, even won an award. She has also worked until 2022 as an illustrator at the studio Chasing Carrots. She is currently freelancing with her online shop, where she sells prints, cards, originals, stickers, magnets and many other items inspired by fruit and vegetables.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Inspirations
  • U2

    Be Inspired by Nature

    • The Mood Board
    • Drawing Basics: Capturing Nature Artistically
    • Nature Study from the Real Object
  • U3

    From Flora to Fauna: Inventing Fantastic Creatures

    • About drawing animals
    • Creature Builder: Scribbles!
    • emotion and presentation
  • U4

    Elaboration

    • From Sketch to Lineart
    • Coloring and Texturing 1
    • Coloring and Texturing 2
    • Shading and Finishing Touches
  • U5

    What to do with your illustrations?

    • Market Your Work: From the Drawing to the Sticker Sheet
    • Where and How Do I Present My Work?
  • FP

    Final project

    • Illustration of Adorable Characters Inspired by Nature

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Illustration of Adorable Characters Inspired by Nature. Illustration course by Johanna Forster

Illustration of Adorable Characters Inspired by Nature

A course by Johanna Forster
Illustrator. Saarbrücken, Germany.
Joined March 2022
  • 100% positive reviews (62)
  • 3947 students