A NEW Skillshare Class! Watercolor for Surface Pattern Design: Working with Adobe Illustrator

An Online Skillshare Class by Bonnie Christine

Hello, hello! Today is the day. I just finished hitting 'publish' on a brand new Skillshare class and I'm so excited to share with you! I've been dreaming of this class for so long (a little too long!) and I'm really happy to see it finally come together. You can now join me for Watercolor for Surface Pattern Design: Working with Adobe Illustrator on Skillshare today!

Skillshare SpecialPSST. Can you keep a secret? As a little thank you to my newsletter peeps, I'll be sending out a special link in a newsletter later today that will give the first 50 people who click on it FREE access to this course! It's scheduled to go out a 2:00pm EST today. >> Don't miss it by signing up for the newsletter RIGHT HERE.

This course is designed specifically for the Illustrator looking to incorporate painted artwork and watercolors into their designs, using Adobe Illustrator. Whether you're a budding surface pattern designer or licensed STAR, you'll learn tips and tricks along the way that will help build your career (or hobby!) as a pattern designer.

 PLEASE NOTE: If you're new to Illustrator, be sure to take Intro to Surface Pattern Design and Surface Pattern Design 2.0 first. This course will assume that you're either competent in Illustrator or that you've taken these two courses first. :)


Watercolor artwork is everywhere, but it poses a unique dilemma for Illustrators. Traditionally, watercolors are a Photoshop user's best friend, but this course will teach you how to make them work FOR you in Adobe Illustrator. I'll teach you how to paint with Illustrator in mind, scan and vectorize your artwork, make repeating patterns and color (and recolor!) them beautifully.

  • Gather the best tools for watercolor painting
  • Learn to paint with Illustrator in mind
  • Scan and vectorize your paintings like a pro
  • Limit the # of colors in your document
  • Build a repeating pattern with your artwork
  • Choose a color palette for your pattern that works
  • Learn to recolor your watercolor pattern with ease

This course is designed to give you all the technical and creative skills you need to start designing beautiful painterly patterns, plus my hope is that it will motivate and inspire you to start following your creative dream!


I am so excited to begin this adventure with you. Join class right here!

PSST! Did you know? If you're new to Skillshare, you can get 3 months of Skillshare Premium for only $0.99 for unlimited access to this (and thousands) of online classes by using THIS LINK. Enjoy!

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