Basic Shapes and Flat Illustrations - Skillshare
One fun project that is great for flat illustrations is to draw animals from basic shapes. Most artists begin a drawing by breaking down the subject of the drawing in to its basic shapes. At least that was what I was taught a long time ago. But much more recently, I have noticed many artists posting their flat illustrations to Instagram, Pinterest and other social sites. The illustrations to which I seem to be drawn to the most are the animal illustrations. So I decided to give it a try. But first I took a few courses on Skillshare.
If you want to draw your own animal characters, below are some great courses that I really enjoyed.
Critters with Character in Adobe Photoshop - A Graphic Design for Lunch Class by Helen Bradley (affiliate link)Learn how to make a simple critter in Photoshop from shapes. You will learn how to draw the shapes and warp these shapes into your critter. Next, Bradley demonstrates how to add shadows and clothes to your critter. Finally she shows how to morph and recolor your critter into a different critter.
Disclosure: As a participant in the Skillshare affiliate program, some of the links in this article are affiliate links. However, my opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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