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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Jaysen Batchelor on Udemy

Create professional illustrations with over 20 projects to learn from

Short Course
Beginner
12h 13m
$110
(Discounts available)
Elena Fay on Udemy

Learn how to create beautiful fashion illustrations, and turn it into a hobby or even career.

Short Course
Intermediate
1 hour
$30
(Discounts available)
Edu Evolution on Udemy

Create professional-looking digital paintings and illustrations even if you “can’t draw.”

Short Course
Beginner
4h 19m
$90
(Discounts available)
Interactive Design Institute Courses

MA Illustration (Visual Communication)

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

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
Varies
Short Course
Beginner
5h 4m
$44.90
(Discounts available)
Daniel Scott on Skillshare

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
Free Trial
Short Course
Beginner
6 hrs
Free Trial
Jeremy Mura on Skillshare

Learn the most fundamental graphic design skill: creating a logo. Understand the design principles of logos, learn how to generate an idea and the process of creating a logo using Adobe Illustrator.

Short Course
Beginner
1h 30m
Free Trial
Catherine Madden on Skillshare

Improve the way you communicate ideas by learning how to visualise complex data. Learn functional drawing techniques and stimulate the ways in which you think about visualisation.

Short Course
Beginner
1 hr
Free Trial
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