Illustration: Draw and color animals in a Christmas scene

Illustration: Draw and color animals in a Christmas scene

Looking to create an original Christmas card or illustration this year? Join Guada on this course where she’ll show you everything you need to create this fun and festive illustration!

About this course

On this course, we'll study animal anatomy so that we can apply it to a cartoon style illustration. We'll study the basic rules of composition and visual weights and finally, how to use perspective to create depth for the elements in the scene. 

What project are we going to develop?

We're going to design a Christmas themed illustration using some penguins and a polar bear. I'll then show you how to draw some presents using perspective and also to create some depth in the scene. 

You'll learn:

  • How to search for references
  • Animal anatomy to use in a cartoon style 
  • Basic rules of composition and visual weights 
  • Perspective
  • How to design a Christmas themed illustration 

Who's this course for?

This course is for students or art enthusiasts with a basic level of Adobe Photoshop, who want to design a Christmas illustration using the basic tools and brushes the program offers. You could also take this course if you want to use traditional techniques like paper, pencil or paint. 


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Wacom Cintiq or any graphics tablet
  • Pressure sensitivity

Table of contents


Course Details

Beginner level 48m 7 lessons 34 users

Software and materials

Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop

Published on 2017-12-20

Guadalupe Pinos Cañadilla
Guadalupe Pinos Cañadilla
Guadalupe Pinos CañadillaTeacher

Guada Pinos is an ilustrator and concept artist who studied four years in ESDIP and two in art career. Since now she has been working as freelance in indie videogames development (Bytecore games) and as ilustrator in a graphic novel for Unpopular Tales among other freelance works. She loves to create criatures and characters with a cartoon style and some acid stuff. To know her more check out her account here:

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