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Digital Art: Creating an Illustration


This module empower students who have average drawing skills, photoshop/digital imaging software etc knowledge, to embark on a course that will be rewarding them several important core skills of creating illustrations- specifically for industry and portfolio standards.

Course Summary:​​

  • Story and Concept development stage - Students are taught using 5 values to create thumbnails and concepts which we can further develop into a full fledged illustration. We shall go through the fundamentals of Golden Ratio, rule of thirds and other related theories, and apply them into our idea development.

  • Illustration Basics– Students will attempt to create a sample book cover image where composition and narrative is key. Elements of the story will be distilled into a single image. In this class, a picture tells a thousand words.

  • (8 Hours) Final Illustration Assignment - In this final module, we will explore different themes and objectives for different students, and students will use all they have learned in the course, to create a ultimate illustration within the time frame. Students have to remember the topics taught and apply it to their given “scenario” such as composition, thumbnail planning, color schemes, focal point and values distribution as well as mood.


Interest in arts, gaming, animation and character design.

Basic drawing skill is recommended. Digital Imaging skill is recommended.


You would benefit from this course if:


  • You want to learn about composition knowledge for scene creation.

  • You want to learn how to finish up loose sketches into presentable art

  • You want to learn how to finish a concept into a complete artwork

  • You want to develop your visual "eye" contrast and details

  • You have a keen interest in arts and you think that you want to nurture this creative side of yours

  • You intend to study further in this area

  • You would like some personal enrichment skills and hobby you can practice on your own

  • Core mastery of skill-sets to create illustrations from imagination

  • Knowledge of important core concepts that is essential to illustration

  • Learn all the intricate points of illustration which is used in books, films, movies, games and also fine art

  • Practical skills and knowledge that is the precursor and core of some universities on said subject

  • Basic skills in creating scenes with characters and creatures in any environment in Photoshop

  • Knowledge of the illusion of depth and how to apply them in environments

  • Composition, Lighting and Perspective techniques that is used in many other various art/art-related forms

  • Semi - professional to professional level kind of knowledge, presentation and skills in this industry

  • Good 2D art skills and proficiency in Photoshop

  • Great advantage and edge over other students in animation/media/games/film/visual effects schools

Recommended for Ages:


Class size: 



5 Sessions/Topic at 120 mins per week

Lesson Fees:


* Trial Classes is available at $100 for new students.

(All materials are provided)

Meet the Instructor

jimmy ling

ba. in entertainment design 2d

AA. in illustration

aspen university, academy of art university

winner of 2017 wacom master artist

Jim aka Dreadjim sparked off with a diploma in Digital Media Design and started off an art director in the advertising industry for a year at TNBT, then moved on to freelancing for various small and big names since 10 years ago.​

Sample Artwork

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