Creative Illustration for Brands

A course by Ilustronauta
Illustrator, graphic designer and muralist. Lima, Peru.
On Domestika since 04/04/2017
, Illustrator, graphic designer and muralist

Learn techniques and resources to create stylish commercial illustrations in Photoshop

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (32)
  • 425 students
Creative Illustration for Brands

Learn techniques and resources to create stylish commercial illustrations in Photoshop

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (32)
  • 425 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 20 Lessons (1h 41m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Basing your illustrations on some usual themes or concepts, or resorting to specific elements, can help you achieve your own style and be recognizable from the rest of the illustrators. The Ilustronaut resorts to political, satirical and mocking themes in his compositions with character and full of personality, which have made him stand out and work for clients such as 7up, Sprayground, Merrell, Interbank, among others.

In this course, Ilustronauta will teach you to create characters and their universes from the concept of a brand, expressing everything in the composition of a digitally illustrated poster, while you find your own style. You will start with the mood board and the concept, you will go to the sketch and outline, you will do the coloring and shading, until the final finish.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Introduction to illustration and style
  • U3
    U3. Let's sketch
  • U4
    U4. To illustrate
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will meet Aldo Estrada, better known as Ilustronauta. He will tell you about his beginnings as a graphic designer and, in parallel, about his career as an illustrator and muralist. He will also share some of his artistic influences.

It will begin by introducing you to recurring themes of his illustrations such as politics or mockery, as well as the usual resources he uses. It will give you some tips to find your own style and resources to illustrate.

You will practice sketching these resources and you will play with several possibilities under the same idea. You will learn to polish aspects such as forced perspectives, hands, complex compositions and more.

You will start your project, you will choose a brand that you like to build on it and create the illustration. You will create a board of references and visual resources. Then you will learn to raise a concept and starting point to create a character and its universe in a creative way.

You will do the sketching: it can be in digital or with pencil and paper if you feel more comfortable. Aldo will show you some Adobe Photoshop resources that he usually uses to speed up the sketching process.

You will proceed to delineate the shapes and then color. You will enter to give detail to your character, his universe and the other elements using Photoshop tools. You will work light, shadow, color and other effects that you will learn, to enhance the illustration.

Finally, Aldo will teach you to search and apply your illustration on a mockup , so the impact of the presentation will be greater and more realistic.

What is this course's project?

You will create a poster or poster illustrated with characters inspired by a brand, but also containing your personal style.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To designers, illustrators or artists who want to refine graphic resources for their personal style and apply them together to the idea of a brand.

What you need

You will need basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. Of materials, you will need a computer with the software installed, a graphics tablet (not essential but it will be very helpful), a camera or a cell phone with a camera and, above all, eager to illustrate !


425 Students
32 Reviews
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A course by Ilustronauta

Illustrator, graphic designer and muralist

Aldo Estrada, better known as the Ilustronauta, is a graphic designer, illustrator and muralist from Peru.

He always felt passion for drawing, art and illustration, which led him to study graphic design. He has had the opportunity to work on branding , visual identity design, game design, posters and more. In parallel he was developing his career as an illustrator and muralist; He is also an illustration teacher at La Cochera Escuela, teaching different workshops on digital, traditional and object intervention both in Peru and abroad.


  • U1


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

    Introduction to illustration and style

    • Recurring concepts and themes in my illustration
    • Visual elements to build my style of illustration
    • Recognize and analyze your weaknesses as an illustrator
  • U3

    Let's sketch

    • How do I approach a real project?
    • Conceptualization
    • Referral Board
    • Let's start sketching!
  • U4

    To illustrate

    • Border
    • Colored
    • Ejercicio complementario de color
    • Shadows and lights I
    • Ejercicio complementario de luces y sombras
    • Shadows and Lights II
    • Ejercicio complementario de luces y sombras II
    • Effects and background
    • Ejercicio complementario de efectos y fondo
    • Final finish
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Ilustración creativa para marcas

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Creative Illustration for Brands. A Illustration course by Ilustronauta

Creative Illustration for Brands

A course by Ilustronauta
Illustrator, graphic designer and muralist. Lima, Peru.
On Domestika since 04/04/2017
  • 100% Positive reviews (32)
  • 425 students