Illustration Tutorials and Courses

From infographics to superhero comics, these illustration tutorials, courses and lectures will show you how to bring your imagination to life.

Putting pen to paper is one thing, but have you ever wanted to create matte paintings, or design your own characters?

With these illustration tutorials and courses, you’ll be equipped to tackle any medium, be it graffiti, business cards or Japanese manga.

You’ll learn to use a variety of industry-leading tools, from Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, to Affinity Designer, Sketch and Inkscape. Once you’ve taken these courses and built a portfolio, the illustration job or career you want is well within your reach.

All that’s left is to draw the first stroke.

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Adobe InDesign, a progressive, industry-standard software is being continuously improved: this course will allow you to use it confidently, as a means to create simple, but impressive advertisements through tutorials and personal practice.

Short Course
Beginner
30hrs

This course offers the foundations to spark and sustain a passion for drawing, including essential techniques, inspiration, and suggested materials, designed to harness the incomparably potent presence of a stripped-back sketch.

Short Course
Beginner
30hrs

Developed to guide you through the process of choosing the right software for the creation of your art, this class will support and inform you through the alluring (and mess-free!) world of digital painting.

Short Course
Beginner
30hrs

As a beginner’s class, this program encourages you to confidently create original pieces of art, regardless of your level of experience. Through engaging tutorials, you’ll practise and perfect various illustrative techniques.

Short Course
Beginner
30hrs

This beginner’s guide to Adobe Illustrator supplies you with the fundamental key tools and techniques to elevate all of your graphic design projects into professional and aesthetically pleasing works of art.

Short Course
Beginner
30hrs

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this MA offers the opportunity to deepen your understanding of compelling visual communication to a global audience, through supported exploration of both traditional and contemporary practices.

Master's Degree
Intermediate
2 years
$7,700

Fulfil your dream of becoming an illustrator and immerse yourself in this online BA. You will gain essential illustration skills, creative techniques and the ability to create compelling visuals to kick-start your career.

Bachelor's Degree
Beginner
3 years
$17,400

Communicate information by using creativity. Study at OCA and earn an Illustration degree. Be introduced to different types of drawing and image-making and create beautiful imagery with the guidance of your specialist tutor.

Bachelor's Degree
Beginner
4 years
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Short Course
Beginner
5h 4m
$44.90
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Set yourself apart and go beyond the Adobe Illustrator basics. Aimed at people who have prior knowledge using Illustrator this course will introduce you to tools and tricks that will make your illustrations sparkle.

Short Course
Intermediate
8 hrs
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