Using a tablet and Photoshop
6 Class Projects
It takes about 1 to 3 hours to complete one class project.
Fashion illustration with wrinkles on clothes
A figure with an attractive shape
Illustrations that highlight the layout of the picture
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Skills You’ll Learn
Choosing a Color Scheme
Learn how to match colors to your theme and enrich your story.
Learn how to develop visual stories and organize the different elements effectively.
An Illustrator’s Secrets
Learn how to make your own masterpiece with just a few key touches!
Practice Exercises with Paper
Learn about dividing figures into simple shapes!
Simple But Effective Backgrounds
Learn about how to create simple backgrounds that create the effects desired.
Making Illustrations with Visual Language
Identify the objective of the scene, and create a story through your illustrations.
Basic Photoshop Skills
Learn about drawing with your tablet and adding layers to complete your illustrations!
Creating Your Own Brush
Learn how to design a brush and use it in your illustrations.
Draw Illustrations That Look Like They Come From Pixar Movies
Hello, my name is Dong-hyun Lim and I am a freelance illustrator from the French entertainment agency Creasenso. I’ve worked with various companies such as Variety Magazine, Apple, LG, and I would like to share my thoughts and experiences with you through Class 101.
“Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication”
Leonardo da Vinci's quote reminds us that what is special can be found in simplicity. In this class we're going to look at how to draw the essence of a difficult subject in a simpler way.
When you start to draw a picture that seems difficult, just knowing a few touches & techniques you can use will enable you to draw pixar-like illustrations of your own.
Drawing Characters from Movies
I will teach you to cut out simple shapes from paper to form the structure and volume of a figure and then sketch your character on top of that. By using my method, your finished drawing will be able to express the unique characteristics of that figure better than real life.
In the process of simplifying figures from real life to an illustration, learn which aspects you can emphasize or leave out to design your own original character based on your unique taste.
"Mise-en-Scène" - Telling a Story with Scenery
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"Mise-en-Scène" refers to the placement of all visual elements within the frame of a scene or image.
Mise-en-scène includes not only the position of the target in the frame, but also the formative elements such as the angle and the size of the shot. I will teach you to interpret a single image by considering mise-en-scène to compose a complete illustration that tells a story.
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You will walk away from this course having mastered:
- How to set the right size for the shot
- How interpretation can change based on the angle
- The symbolism of each space in the frame
Learn the basic principles of visual language and create illustrations with clear stories.
Using color to emphasize your story
Like Mise-en-Scène, color can also tell a story, even when you only apply a few key hues in your illustration. I will teach you to understand how color can be used to form the contrasts and harmonies within a frame.
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Through this class you will explore each element of illustration, and start seeing the world in a new light.
Pixar-Inspired Digital Drawing Class
1. Meet Lim Donghyun: illustrator, artist, and your instructor
2. Introducing the class: making your own travel illustrations
3. Preparing for the class: Adobe Photoshop and Wacom tablet
The Basics of Photoshop
1. The basic configurations and settings for Photoshop
2. The core tools and functions
3. What are layers and how do I use them?
1. Analyzing and simplifying people
2. Drawing hands and feet the easy way
3. Adding clothes: drawing fashion illustrations
Drawing People With Paper Shapes
1. Using simple shapes to break down poses
2. Using paper to construct shapes
3. Back to Photoshop: adding colors and simple details
1. Understanding perspective
2. Simplifying objects while keeping three-dimensionality
3. Tips to drawing simple but detailed backgrounds
Mise-en-Scène: Creating a Story through Images
1. Using colors: harmony and contrast
2. Using colors: choosing the right colors based on your subject
3. Mise-en-scène: what are layouts?
4. Using formative elements to create a drawing: sketch
5. Using formative elements to create a drawing: coloring
The Visual Language
1. Film <Brideshead Revisited> sketch
2. Film <Brideshead Revisited> coloring
3. Film <double indemnity> sketch
4. Film <double indemnity> coloring
Editing to Completion
1. How to use the Adjustment layer
2. The details that make illustrations look like movie scenes
3. Simple but effective: expressing light and shadows
Creating Your Own Brush
1. Designing and using brush tools
Answer to the Question
1. Face expressions and How to develop an Idea
Congratulations on Finishing the Class!
1. In closing: Lim Donghyun’s parting thoughts
Hi, I'm Illustrator Donghyun Lim.
I'm a member of the French entertainment agency, Creasenso, and I study and work to make illustrations that tell stories. I have worked with clients such as Apple, LG Electronics, Shinsegae International, Oxford University Press, Monocle Magazine, and Variety Magazine.
There was a lot of buzz with the introduction of the Netflix film Okja at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. I made an illustration as a project with the intent of conveying a simple but essential message.
I would like to share with you the whole process from the theory of screen composition to completing illustrations.