Digital Drawing

From Visualization to Illustration: Understanding Basic Anatomy and Rendering

By tfvkne

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36 lessons
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From Visualization to Illustration: Understanding Basic Anatomy and Rendering

with Artist, tfvkne


This class will touch upon topics such as the human anatomy and how to render your pieces with attention to detail. We'll explore my mindset as well as tips and tricks on how to start from productively visualizing a concept to illustrating it onto a blank canvas from scratch. Learn to keep your workflow and your motivation to finish a piece of work!.


Whether you're a beginner or an artist looking to enhance your current rendering skills and gain knowledge of the human body proportions, this is the right class for you! Learn to capture and incorporate subtle emotions, details, and composition to create a cohesive illustration.


By the end of the course, you will achieve a greater understanding of the human body and its proportions... to render effectively, capturing emotions...
......and establishing compositions in your own illustrations through references; intensive observation and attention to details.

Step 1: Intro to Anatomy

Step 2: Creating Compositions

Step 3: Applying Colors

Step 4: Basics of Rendering


  1. Meet Your Instructor + Introduction to the course

  2. Introduction to the program: Paint Tool Sai ver. 2!

Chapter 1: Understanding Paint Tool Sai Ver. 2

  1. Setting Up Your Workspace and Explaining the Fundamentals

  2. Getting to Know the Brushes

  3. Layer Modes and its Properties

  4. Exporting Your Works

Chapter 2: Intro to Anatomy

  1. Body Proportions

  2. Differences between the Male and Female Body

  3. Hands!

  4. Studying and Practicing Poses

Chapter 3: The Sketching Process

  1. Productively Brainstorming While Multitasking

  2. Transforming Your Ideas into Thumbnail Sketches

  3. Deciding on a Composition

  4. Finalizing and Cleaning up the Sketch

Chapter 4: Colors! Lights! Shadows!


  1. Applying Color Theory to Achieve Dynamic Shading
  2. Using Grayscale to Identify the Light Source
  3. Applying the Base Colors
  4. Re-establishing the Light Source with Color

Chapter 5: Lineart (and Clipping Layers), but Don't Overdo It!

  1. What Should You Line?

  2. Techniques for Lining

  3. Using Lines to Emphasize and Establish Depth

  4. Learn to Clip Layers for Convenient Coloring

Chapter 6: Rendering Skin, Hair, Clothing (With + Without Lineart)

  1. Combining Layers (full render without lineart)
  2. Shading Techniques
  3. Skin: Subsurface Scattering
  4. Hair: Establishing the Flow
  5. Clothing: Identifying Shapes and is it Crunchy or Soft?
  6. Coloring the Lineart (render with lineart)

Chapter 7: Adding FX

  1. Which Space Should I Fill In?

  2. Choosing Effects Based on the Character and/or Surroundings

  3. Making the Most out of Layer Modes

Bonus Chapter: ✨Staying Positive and Being Patient✨

  1. Finding Your Style

  2. Turning Comparisons into a Positive

  3. Observing Everyday Scenery to Improve your Details

  4. Keeping Up a Healthy and Productive Mindset while Drawing


1. Congratulations on Completing the Course!

Meet Your Creator

I go by tfvkne, but you can call me Tiffany! I'm 20, and am currently a student full time. I've drawn since childhood, and taken art seriously when I received my first and only Wacom Bamboo tablet at 12. I've recently started drawing again this year, and have worked on a few prints for voice actors.

I'll share with you my workflow and how I stay motivated to start and finish an illustration. I hope this course will help you gain a better understanding on what you want to achieve!

  • This class uses Paint Tool SAI
  • Paint Tool SAI is a subscription-based paid software
  • To take this class, you need to have access to Paint Tool SAI
  • The class will fully cover how to use and apply the program

Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 20 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Earn points to extend the class access

Receive points by completing chapter missions OR by taking the class two or more times a week. And use the points to extend your class access!

Installment Payment

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Class Preparation

You will need to get Paint Tool Sai your drawing tablet to take this class.

Class access

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