Designing Characters in Adobe Fresco with Melissa Showers – 1 of 2

Tune in with Creative Director and fine artist Melissa Showers on Adobe Live as she shares how to create two unique characters in Adobe Fresco. From reference photos to initial sketches to combining vector and pencil, to adding colors and backgrounds – she’ll take you through her full creative process from start to finish!

Guest Melissa Showers is a Creative Director and Fine Artist based in Houston, TX:

Host Fabiola Lara is a Chilean-American illustrator, designer, and animator based in Philadelphia.

Join us LIVE on Behance:
00:00 Start
02:21 Melissa’s work and intro
07:21 Starting in Fresco with reference – starting with basic shapes
12:12 Blocking out proportions – making changes to reference
17:02 Using the Smudge Tool in Fresco
23:52 Blocking in shadows – completing the sketch phase
24:48 Where Melissa gets her inspiration
28:07 Melissa’s journey through Behance
32:13 Built in shapes in Fresco
34:53 Adding color with shapes and blend modes
36:43 Switching to vector brushes
46:02 Working on the hair and keeping everything organic
50:56 Adding midtones and highlights
56:58 Creating a 3D effect – adding bright contrast colors
1:02:21 Encouragement and breaking the starving artist mentality
1:05:01 Adding paints to digital canvas prints
1:07:21 Melissa’s biggest artistic influences
1:10:43 Adding multiple colors and using blending modes
1:15:23 Placing more shapes w/ color variation – erasing into the shape
1:21:21 How Melissa found her style
1:31:02 Connecting with reference and making mood boards
1:34:51 Bringing in background colors to the foreground
1:40:26 Fresco Animation Tools – quick demo of animation in Fresco
1:47:50 Adding linework to the background to make the piece more cohesive
1:52:50 Recap of today’s work and preview of day 2


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