Digital Drawing

Creating Character Pin-Up Posters with CROM


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39 lessons
Running time
9h 18m
Class Kit
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1. Go at your own pace in this 20 weeks online course
2. Artistic g
uidance & pointers from the instructor
3. Instructor's Customized Procreate Brush included for both options
4. Supportive peer community exchanging feedback
5. With the Material Package, every materials you need will be delivered to your door-step
6.Enroll now to start learning right away!

Character Pin-Up Posters Illustration

Learn Mixed Media with
Professional Artist, CROM

Do you have characters and worlds in your head that need a way to get out? Learn how to take that first step into creating an image that will encompass your character. Make it into an impacting pin-up poster that you can use to set up for anything you put your mind. I've built my audience online from creating these pin-ups, which have led me to the world of comics, character design for indie games, and selling my posters online. I will share my brush tools and process of taking a character from scratch and build a narrative into it as a pin-up poster that says there is more story to tell behind this character in one image.

This course is for anyone who enjoys drawing and telling stories. Those of you who read a comic, watch films, and always wonder about their favourite characters' back story in them. You want to convey ideas with detail simply, and stylishly that can be recognised as yours.

By the end of the course, you will learn a process from developing your ideas and your characters in pencil sketches on the paper to digital illustrated posters. I will provide my customized brush to help your process. These Pin-Up posters can be used to pitch ideas and to get attention from audiences online. You'll gather the necessary tools to use reference and push your ideas while championing your style and skills.

Step1: Developing ideas that have narratives and storytelling

Step2: Using thumbnails to develop composition

Step3: Bringing ideas and paper sketches into Procreate

Step4: Using brushes that enhance your style for your line-work

Step5: Finishing touches that make your artwork POP

Step6: Using colour palettes to your advantage


  1. Meet Your Instructor: CROM!

  2. Introduction to the course

  3. Introduction to Materials and Procreate

Chapter 1: Overview of Procreate

  1. Understanding brushes and layers

  2. Inking line-work in procreate

  3. Line-colouring with the clipping mask and the alpha lock

  4. Using masking layers for Lettering placement.

Chapter 2: Brainstorming and Finding References

  1. Understanding the role and importance of a sketchbook

  2. Breaking out of the preciousness of your new sketchbook

  3. Using reference to brainstorm and practice

  4. Storytelling and adding narratives to your sketches

  5. Playing with loose lines and soft shadows

  6. How to plant "seeds of ideas" for yourself

Chapter 3: Creating Thumbnails and Developing a Sketch from It

  1. Understanding the importance of thumbnails.
  2. Learning how to compose thumbnails
  3. Creating a selection process
  4. Sketching from your initial idea and thumbnails
  5. Using notes to self to save time and focus on the big picture.

Chapter 4: Cleaning Up Your Sketch and Moving It to Digital

  1. Finding the best way to bring in your sketch into Procreate

  2. Using the digital rough to fix and assess.

  3. Applying colour coded strokes to separate elements

  4. Inking line-work and setting the space for shadows.

  5. Adding texture and volume before adding the shadows

Chapter 5: Blocking shadows and Applying Tones

  1. Understanding the basics of light and shadow

  2. Blocking shadow to enhance critical pieces of your work

  3. Looking at screen tones

Chapter 6: Creating Color Palette

  1. Using strict Palettes for practice

  2. Understanding colours to set the mood

  3. Using hues and saturation for adjustments

  4. Mastering colour shadow and colour highlight

  5. Unifying tones

Chapter 7: Building Your Own Style

  1. Studying your favorite artists

  2. Learning from practices and errors

  3. Understanding The theory of creative digestion

  4. Practicing self-curation

Bonus Chapter: Your work in the wild and social media

  1. Pop-culture
  2. People are fickle
  3. Dos and Don'ts


1. Congratulations on Completing the Course

About the Instructor


HI there!
I'm CROM, I'm a full-time artists based in London, UK. I have developed a following for my work through years of developing my illustration style that has taken me in various exciting directions in my career. I used to work in advertising for blockbuster films before I decided to quit my job and do illustration full time. Since then, I've been running a successful online shop for my work, became a tattooist traveling around the world and published my first mainstream comic book in America with Dark Horse Comics. I also run a Patreon and I get to pick what projects to work on based on what some call a very distinctive style, which brings me the freedom to work only on what I really love.

Q: How did you first start doing what you do?

I've been making comics and drawing characters since the days of my first d&d sessions. I always wanted to tell stories and drawing was the portal to many mediums in which I could do just that. At school, I was always known as the guy who liked to draw swords, warriors, and robots. I studied Illustration in London and started my own series of self published comics while working for the advertising industry. As more people kept on finding my work online, things snowballed a bit so I had the chance to dedicate myself entirely to illustrating what I like and creating what I want.

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.

  1. Moleskine Classic Notebooks, soft cover A4
  2. Monami FX153 black pen
  3. Prisma 5B pencil
  4. Fabriano paper pad / A4 250g
  • People who want to explore how to use Procreate
  • People who want to add narratives and storytelling to their work.
  • People who want to develop a composition using thumbnail.
  • People who want to create their original characters.
  • People who want to use colors that make your artwork pop.

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.

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 (iPad)

Also, you need an Apple Pencil to take the class. iPad Air, iPad, iPad Pro all works! Do not forget about downloading the 'Procreate' app as well.

Class Preparation

If you have purchased the “All-in-one package,” it may take less than 2 weeks to get the package. We will also send you a tracking number after we send the package.

Class access

We will send you an email with a webpage link and a personalized code to access the videos within 24 hours of purchase.

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