In this 2 hour demonstration, Jake will teach you:

  • How to sketch an idea out

  • How to use reference without copying

  • How to take your sketch to final art

  • Time saving Photoshop tips

  • Coloring techniques

  • Shadowing Techniques

  • Jake also answers questions from artists about everything from social media tips to how to support yourself as an artist

About the Instructor

Illustrator/Cartoonist

Jake Parker

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 Arizona.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Introduction

    • Demo - Part I

    • Demo - Part II

    • Closing

    • RabbitCycle.PSD Download

  • 4

    Videos

  • 2

    Hours

  • 1

    Download

Reviews

5 star rating

A treasure trove!

Carrie Copa

This demo packs in a ton of info! Life advice, tips for starting out, technical details, and of course Jake Parker shows his illustration process. All delive...

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This demo packs in a ton of info! Life advice, tips for starting out, technical details, and of course Jake Parker shows his illustration process. All delivered in an engaging way. This course includes the original 3rd Thursday recording plus a bonus 40 minutes of Jake finishing his drawing with additional commentary, AND you get the PSD file to poke around in. I tend to just listen to interview-type videos while working on my own sketches, but I was glued to the screen on this one. Watching Jake Parker work was a joy, and I ended up with a couple pages of notes from the conversation as well. This is a must-watch!

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5 star rating

A pleasure to watch

Brad Newman

I really enjoyed this walkthrough from start to finish. It's a pleasure to watch Jake work. He talks about many of his techniques and tips while giving some ...

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I really enjoyed this walkthrough from start to finish. It's a pleasure to watch Jake work. He talks about many of his techniques and tips while giving some insightful answers to some tough questions about being an artist. Personally I learned some nice tricks about colouring and shading that I will be applying to my own work. I would like to see more like this.

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5 star rating

Useful insights on many topics

Marco Morgado dos Santos

It kicks in your will to make stuff, as it covers a lot of many topics while Jake is making his art. It also shows his direct and very rational/thought and p...

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It kicks in your will to make stuff, as it covers a lot of many topics while Jake is making his art. It also shows his direct and very rational/thought and practical approach to the work he is doing. This is helped by the questions Will and Lee drop him along the 1st part of the video. It's very similar to Jake's youtube videos covering various topics.

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JP's course review

shoyih wu

Great as I wish. Nice course.

Great as I wish. Nice course.

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5 star rating

Good Course!

Lauren C. Daniels

Good context, very detailed. Thank you!!

Good context, very detailed. Thank you!!

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5 star rating

Beautiful

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4 star rating

Nice!

Glenn Hibburt

Nice! The art itself and the questions that Jake fielded.

Nice! The art itself and the questions that Jake fielded.

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