Color and Lighting Techniques with Acrylic Paint

A course by Sole Otero
Illustrator and Textile Designer. Gasteiz, France.
Joined November 2017
, Illustrator and Textile Designer

Learn to work with color harmoniously to create the perfect mood in your illustrations

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (21)
  • 434 students
Color and Lighting Techniques with Acrylic Paint

Learn to work with color harmoniously to create the perfect mood in your illustrations


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (21)
  • 434 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 Lessons (3h 7m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Acrylic painting is a versatile art form that allows you to experiment with intense colors, light, and shadows to spark different emotions. Sole Otero, illustrator and author of several internationally successful graphics novels and children's books, teaches you how to create the perfect mood for your illustrations.

In this course, learn how to work with color harmoniously and create a balanced atmosphere using acrylic paint. Explore different ways to express feelings using volume, light, shadows, and texture and fill your illustrations with color and meaning.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Acrylic
  • U3
    U3. Applying palettes
  • U4
    U4. Applying everything learned
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Sole begins the course by explaining what led her to become an illustrator and comic artist. She shows you her biggest influences and explains how they inspired her to work with color and acrylic paints.

Start with the basic concepts of acrylic painting and understand how light and shadows behave with objects. Then, review different types of color palettes you can use for your project and analyze their impact on communication. Sole gives you a few tips on how to choose the right colors for your illustration and then encourages you to start experimenting and draw your first sketches.

Practice different ways to combine acrylics and apply those techniques to your illustration. Work on different ways to express dimensions like distance using the diluted acrylic technique, volume, and the wet-on-wet technique.

Enhance your illustration adding lights and shadows to create a harmonious atmosphere. Finally, touch up your piece in Photoshop to produce an illustration that’s full of color and life.

What is this course's project?

Illustrators interested in traditional techniques and anyone who wants to learn more about volume and color selection for illustrating.

Who is it for?

Illustrators interested in traditional techniques and anyone wanting to know more about volume and color selection in illustrations.

What you need

You don't need any prior knowledge since Sole teaches you the basic techniques from scratch.

The materials for this course include HB and B pencils, watercolor paper, different types of brushes with a range of qualities, a palette, and acrylic paints in the following colors: red, phthalo blue, medium yellow, cadmium yellow, magenta, cyan, and white.


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Sole Otero

A course by Sole Otero

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Illustrator and Textile Designer

Sole Otero is an illustrator, textile designer, and comic artist. Her graphic novels and children’s books have been published around the world by publishers like La Cúpula or Salamandra Graphic. She was also awarded the FNAC Graphic Novel Award for her book Naftalina.

Color is the most salient feature of her compositions, but she compliments her storytelling by experimenting with words and illustrations. When she’s not creating, she shares her passion for art by teaching classes on expressive mediums, embroidery, knitting, illustration, and comics.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Acrylic

    • Materials
    • Watching the lights and shadows
    • Choosing the palette
  • U3

    Applying palettes

    • Acrylic
    • Distance 1
    • Distance 2
    • Volume 1
    • Volume 2
    • Finishing the foundations of the illustration
  • U4

    Applying everything learned

    • Details 1
    • Details 2
    • The shadows
    • The final file
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Color and lighting techniques with acrylic paint

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Color and Lighting Techniques with Acrylic Paint. A Illustration course by Sole Otero

Color and Lighting Techniques with Acrylic Paint

A course by Sole Otero
Illustrator and Textile Designer. Gasteiz, France.
Joined November 2017
  • 100% Positive reviews (21)
  • 434 students