Starts on March 22nd

Easy Steps to Vibrant Shading and Compositions

By Emlauii

$120.00 $160.00
26 lessons
Running time
By Creator
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Easy Steps to Vibrant Shading and Compositions

with Artist, Emlauii


Do you find shading difficult? Perhaps you are confident with your lines, but you can't seem to make your illustrations pop? Or maybe you are confused how to even choose colours.
Well I have good news. Colouring and shading is actually a lot easier than it looks. The end results might look hard to figure out, but my process is straight-forward and simple.
In this class, I'll give you a crash course on how to create vibrant illustrations and easy tricks to spice up your art! I'll be sharing all my colouring, shading, lighting and rendering techniques and quick shortcuts that I've found that can turn a simple drawing into a finished illustration~
Let's draw together^^


This class is ideal for anyone who wants to develop their rendering and composition: from beginners or casual artists to intermediate artists.


In this class, you'll learn how to replicate my rendering style (colouring, shading, lighting and editing), along with tips and tricks for making simple drawings more interesting with particles and simple backgrounds.

Step 1: Harmonious and Balanced Colours

Step 2: Soft Cell Shading With Depth

Step 3: Integrating Characters With Lighting and Backgrounds

Step 4: Pulling the Final Piece Together With Effects and Particles

Important Notice: This is an early bird class! That means the production of this class is just starting. The curriculum is subject to change, and content may be uploaded sequentially based on the creator’s schedule to ensure that we provide the class in the best quality possible.


  1. Meet Your Instructor
  2. Introduction to the Course
  3. Introduction to Procreate

Chapter 1: Colouring

  1. Picking Base Colours
  2. Choosing Shading Colours
  3. Colour Palettes and Balance

Chapter 2: Shading

  1. Basic Soft Cell Shading Techniques
  2. Light Source and Diffraction
  3. Skin Shading
  4. Hair 101
  5. Clothes, Creases and Cloth
  6. Metal and Shinies

Chapter 3: Background Hacks

  1. Composition

  2. Foliage

  3. Skies and Clouds

  4. Lazy Backgrounds

Chapter 4: Lighting

  1. Integrating a Character
  2. Adding Light and Glow
  3. Mood and Ambience

Chapter 5: Post Editing & Particles

  1. Particles
  2. Gradient Maps and Colour Adjustments
  3. Blurs and Chromatic Abberations

Bonus Chapter: Miscellaneous Tips and Tricks

  1. Gems
  2. Paper
  3. Speed Running Illustrations With Gradient Maps


Congratulations on Completing the Course

Meet Your Creator
Howdy, nice to meet'cha! I'm Em~
I'm a self-taught artist from Australia with a passion for art and gaming! I'm currently using an iPad Pro 2020 + Apple pencil with Procreate^^
I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil, and have been dedicated to art ever since. If i got paid for every time I got told off for drawing in class, I'd probably have the equivalent of a full-time job by now. That being said, I'm still currently in high school and have found there's no motivation more powerful than procrastinating on an assignment due the next day :)
I picked up digital art in 2016 and have learnt more than I thought possible. I've definitely made countless time-wasting mistakes with my art-style and process, but that's why I'm here: to help others skip those messy steps with this crash course!
I look forward to meeting you all!

This course will teach and guide you on how to effectively utilize different tools such as "digital brushes," "palettes," and "blending options" in Procreate app.
We will help you adjust app settings to optimize your drawing experience.

*Please Note: Students will have to purchase Procreate application ($10 in Apple Store). It is not included in the course package.

Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 32 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Important Notice

This is an early bird class! That means the production of this class is just starting. The curriculum is subject to change, and content may be uploaded sequentially based on the creator’s schedule to ensure that we provide the class in the best quality possible.

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!

Pre-sale Offer

Once we pass the release date, we will no longer offered the class at the pre-sale prices. The rate will be raised after the date, right now is the cheapest deal you can get.

Installment Payment

Quadpay is available for the payment! Your order will be split into 4 installments paid over 6 weeks! To find out more, please visit Quadpay.

Class Preparation

You will need to download Procreate before taking the class.

Class access

Class videos will be available by March 22nd, 2022. We will notify you via email regarding how to access to the class videos on the release date.

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