About the instructor
For the last 19 years Jake has worked on everything from animated films to comics to picture books. For several years he worked for Reel FX and Blue Sky Studios on such projects as Horton Hears a Who, Rio, and Epic. He is the creator of the popular Inktober drawing challenge. Jake currently works as an illustrator and cartoonist on children's books and comics. He works out of his home studio in Utah.
Watch an artist create an illustration from concept sketches to final watercolored image.
Jake was asked by a gallery to do an image for their show called "My Favorite Monster." In this demonstration, Jake walks you through each step of the creation process and explains his thinking and theories behind the creative decisions he makes.
Learn How to Create Stunning Illustrations
In this demo Jake discusses the primary elements of a good illustration, teaching you:
- How to come up with a concept
- How to compose an image
- How design characters
- How to render in ink and watercolor
This class includes:
- PSD of Jake's sketches that you can use to practice drawing over