OUR WORKSHOPS

From Photo to Fabulous

Live Workshop. Saturday, Sep 25, 9am PT

Doors close Fri, Sep 24, 5pm PT

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ENROLLMENT OPEN
From Photo to Fabulous

$89

Description

Working from photos can result in lifeless, unoriginal drawings. But what if you could turn your reference photos into something fresh — and fabulous?

Illustrator Chris Koehler has used ordinary photos to create amazing movie posters, comics books, and magazine illustrations — and in this workshop, he’ll share all of his tips and techniques.

You’ll learn a system for creating fantastic illustrations with a level of realism only possible with reference.

You’ll composite a collection of photos into a single original image and Chris will help you turn that image into a sketch.

Then you’ll learn to use brush pens and mixed media to create a fantastic full-color, finished illustration, ready to frame. Get ready to blow yourself away with the fabulous end result!

NOTE: This workshop is designed for any skill and experience level. All artists can benefit from learning how to use reference. Chris will also dispel the taboo of using photo reference, and help clarify the ethics and methodology involved.

What’s Included:

  • Live Event: Sep 25, 9am-12pm PT. Demos, live discussion, and Q&A.
  • Advance Demos: Get instant access to supply and prep demos so you’re ready to join live. Videos will appear in your course library immediate after purchase.
  • Full Recording: Revisit the workshop and demos whenever you like!
  • A library of reference images

    Upgrade to Get Feedback: Share your work and get feedback on your art directly from your instructor. Sep 26, 2021, 9-10:30am PT.

  • Shannon L, Colorado

    “I’ve found the Sketchbook Skool workshops helpful and fun. I love that I can re-watch the sessions and appreciate the interaction with instructors.”

    Ellissa C, Pennsylvania

    I was in a creative rut… feeling blocked and uninspired. The Sketchbook Skool helped me find my motivation again. I’m so thankful.

    Shelly M, Illinois

    “The diversity and knowledge that each workshop at Sketchbook Skool offers is truly unique!”

    Supplies

    Tools

    Topics included

    Compositing imagery

    Compositing imagery

    Photo transfer techniques

    Photo transfer techniques

    Using imagination to build on reference

    Using imagination to build on reference

    Color and brush techniques

    Color and brush techniques

    Instructor Art

    About the Instructor

    Chris Koehler

    Chris is an award-winning illustrator and Pentel Arts artist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Popular Science, Marvel, and more. He's taught in the Illustration and MFA in Comics Programs at California College of the Arts and UC Berkeley, and you’ll most often find him hunched over a sketchbook at his favorite San Francisco coffee shop.

    ENROLLMENT OPEN
    From Photo to Fabulous with Chris Koehler
    $89

    From Photo to Fabulous
    $89