Vectorial Illustration: more volume and rock and roll

A course by Juan Villamil
Illustrator and graphic designer. Bogotá, Colombia.
On Domestika since 09/25/2017
, Illustrator and graphic designer

Create powerful illustrations with gradient effects from plain colors

  • 100% Positive reviews (106)
  • 1827 students
  • Spanish with subtitles

Create powerful illustrations with gradient effects from plain colors

  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 100% Positive reviews (106)
  • 1827 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • Updated on 06/10/2019
  • 17 Lessons (3h 4m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

Beyond having perfect strokes, a good vector illustration is the one that reflects a personality and unique style, and this is only possible if you enlighten inspire you in what you really like. Juan Villamil, better known as Juan Sin Miedo, is a professional illustrator inspired by rock, urban culture and street art , who has developed a unique style creating illustrations at full volume for brands like Decathlon, Bavaria, ExxonMobil, Procter & Gamble, among others.

In this course you will learn to create impressive illustrations with the vectorial technique, in which from flat colors you will achieve a unique volume sensation.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Essential aspects
  • U3
    U3. Illustration
  • U4
    U4. Ending
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin by getting to know the work and career of Juan Sin Miedo, who will tell you about his passion for music, vector illustration and his main influences.

Briefly review the Adobe Illustrator interface to see the tools, commands and settings that Juan uses most to configure your workspace in this software .

You will discover how you can work optimally with the curves, lines and contours, and you will see some additional tools to generate effects that will be very useful to you.

You will define an idea for the piece that you will develop. Juan will work an illustration about his favorite series but you can choose the theme that you like the most. You will look for references and create a final moodboard to make a sketch.

You will learn to digitize your sketch to pass it to vectors with the contour line tool and you will define a color palette for your piece.

From Juan's hand, you will turn flat colors into volumes, textures and impacting effects, achieving unique gradients that will fill your vector illustration with life.

To finish, you will learn to add some complements to your composition, also to give simple but powerful finishes and you will see the best way to export your illustration according to the use you want to give your piece.

What is this course's project?

The final project will consist in the creation of a piece as a poster based on your personal tastes, applying everything you have learned.

Course student projects

Who is it for?

To people interested in learning digital illustration techniques to enhance their illustrations and polish their style.

What you need

To do this course you need basic knowledge of drawing and handling of Adobe Illustrator. Regarding the materials, you will need a computer with Illustrator and Photoshop, and it is advisable to have a graphic tablet or mouse (it is not advisable to work with the trackpad ).


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Juan Villamil

A course by Juan Villamil

Illustrator and graphic designer

Juan Villamil, better known as Juan Sin Miedo, is a native of Bogotá (Colombia). He is defined as a graphic designer by profession, illustrator by vocation and musician frustrated by condition. His passion for music, urban culture, street art and local expressions have led him to define his own impressive style.

He currently works as an independent illustrator and has collaborated in different commercial projects for local and international brands such as Bavaria, ExxonMobil, P & G, Terpel, Roosevelt Institute, Bacanika, among many others.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • References
  • U2

    Essential aspects

    • Illustrator interface
    • Curves, lines and contours
    • Additional tools
  • U3


    • The idea
    • Sketch I
    • Sketch II
    • Contour line I
    • Contour line II
    • Base colors
    • Lights and shadows I
    • Lights and shadows II
    • Lights and shadows III
  • U4


    • Complementary elements
    • Finishes and textures
    • Export
  • FP

    Final project

    • Gradient effects using flat colors

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Vectorial Illustration: more volume and rock and roll. A Illustration course by Juan Villamil

Vectorial Illustration: more volume and rock and roll

A course by Juan Villamil
Illustrator and graphic designer. Bogotá, Colombia.
On Domestika since 09/25/2017
  • 100% Positive reviews (106)
  • 1827 students