A computer with Photoshop
Wacom drawing tablet or other equivalent equipment
Work hard and practice
In 2021, about 40,000 students have learned this ‘Guochao’ illustration course in China. Just come and join them to see what you can create.
What is ‘Guochao’ illustration style?
There are many kinds of Chinese style illustration, ‘Guochao’ is one of them. ‘Guochao’ means based on the Chinese traditional culture background, adding some modern fashion elements. It is also the illustration style mainly introduced in this course.
This course has 4 parts (total 11 lessons) with downloadable resources.
Part 1: The Foundation of ‘Guochao’ Illustration.
Starting from the basics of photoshop, then Chinese traditional elements, color theory and others needed for painting to gradually help you master the foundation of ‘Guochao’ illustrations. After those basic courses, you will be well prepared for the the next part and can easily deal with various difficulties.
Part 2: A Simple ‘Guochao’ Illustration Creation
Under my guidance, you will create a ‘Guochao’ painting with Adobe Photoshop through some simple elements like fish lantern(not the lanternfish), which has over 600-year history in China. By this way, you will get more familiar with ‘Guochao’ illustration and know how to utilize different combinations of characters, animals and plants.
I will use Adobe Photoshop in the whole course, if you don’t use Adobe Photoshop, iPad Procreate or Artstudio is a good choice, so don’t worry about the tool.
Any questions, suggestions or advices are welcomed.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to enter the illustrations industry
- Anyone who wants to try a brand-new style of illustrations
- Anyone who is interested in Chinese culture and nature elements presented by painting