Rhea Tibbey is an illustrator based in Australia who loves creating fantasy drawings and whimsical characters. She is 21 Draw’s Production Manager and you probably know her from the 21 Draw email tutorials and from her contributions to the Community Forum. This is her first course and we hope you like it!
Ever wrestled with colors that don’t turn out as you expect, leaving your artwork looking flat and muddy? This course is your beacon of hope!
Embark on an exhilarating ride through a kaleidoscope of hues with Rhea, where she’ll guide you in turning your artistic visions into stunning illustrations that pop off the page. Say goodbye to bland and hello to brilliant!
This transformative course is designed to elevate your painting skills (traditional or digital), starting from the very basics and progressing methodically through color theory essentials.
You’ll learn to decode the language of color, conveying messages and emotions through your art, and master visual hierarchy, leading your viewer’s eye and creating convincing depth.
With Rhea’s clear explanations and fun demonstrations, these concepts will click like never before. Everything will finally make sense. You’ll discover how easy painting can be and have such a blast following along, it won’t seem like you’re taking a course!
After this, colors won’t seem daunting to you anymore. You’ll know exactly how to use them skillfully to create gorgeous, eye-catching paintings that resonate deeply with your audience.
Sign up today and dive into a realm of colors bursting with energy!
Coloring an illustration is SO much more than just randomly adding hues, hoping they will somehow transform into a cohesive work of art.
Creating gorgeous, eye-catching artwork involves a structured coloring process that experienced artists follow. But guess what? The steps in this process are way easier than you may think!
In this course, you’ll learn key color concepts and techniques, going from absolute beginner to confident pro! Get ready to rumble!!!
Color theory is important in any visually creative medium, whether it’s concept art, graphic design, traditional art, photography, etc.
This lesson carefully breaks down the foundational hues, deepens your understanding of color interactions, and teaches you successful ways to mix them.
You’ll also learn how hue, value and saturation work together, how to select colors and use the color wheel in digital software.
Did you know you can create visual illusions with warm and cool colors?
In this fascinating lesson, you’ll learn how to identify warm and cool hues, their differences and their strengths.
You’ll also explore the ways they interact together and masterfully employ them to create depth in an illustration. Magic!
Get ready to unravel the profound impact colors have on our emotions and the rich symbolism they carry in society.
You’ll gain valuable insights into how to harness this emotional language to create compelling illustrations.
Rhea will also share practical tips on finding references for poses, characteristics, hair, colors, costume, and accessories, to equip you with the skills to infuse depth and meaning into your artwork.
Visual hierarchy is key to effectively communicating the message or story in your illustration.
In this lesson, you’ll learn how color choices can make certain areas pop and others recede in the distance.
You’ll learn tricks of the trade, like using saturation and contrast to guide the viewer’s eye and fixing any color or value hiccups in your art.
Plus, you’ll get some fun practice with your new skills by jazzing up an old illustration together. Get ready to level up your illustration game!
Get ready for a colorful adventure, diving headfirst into the world of color schemes, the secret sauce of eye-catching illustrations.
Rhea breaks down the six main color schemes, showing you how famous artists rocked them, and the art of handpicking a perfect palette for your artwork.
You’ll get to flex your creative muscles by crafting your very own schemes and practice testing them on thumbnails before you go big on that final illustration.
Get ready to unlock some serious magic and discover how colors impact each other, with wizardry like simultaneous contrast.
Ever noticed how a color looks suddenly different next to another? Well, today you’ll find out why!
Rhea will share nifty tricks and techniques such as using contrasting values, to make your piece pop, and blending modes, to ensure all your colors are best buds on the canvas.
Think warm tones cozying up to the cool tones: Picture-perfect harmony!
In this nifty painting method, you’ll master the technique of starting with only grayscale values and then seamlessly blending in your chosen color scheme for a beautiful result!
Additionally, you’ll pick up handy skills such as how to deftly add highlights and shadows, to create a three-dimensional feel and realistic depth.
Get ready to turn your vision into a vibrant reality!
You’ll go from blank canvas to stunning masterpiece with this painting method!
Rhea will guide you through the process of combining soft brushes and colored backgrounds to craft a harmonious color palette that’ll make your work sing.
And guess what? You get to be your own muse! Using references of yourself is as flexible as it is fun.
And finally, watch your artwork go from “wow” to “WOW!” as you learn subtle lighting and blending tricks to make it pop, glow, and grab your viewer’s attention.
Rhea Tibbey is an illustrator based in Australia, and production/community manager at 21 Draw. She loves creating fantasy drawings and designing whimsical characters!
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