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Young Gun Winner Lisk Feng joins a team of leading illustrators and designers tapped to showcase Adobe’s all-new drawing and painting app, Adobe Fresco, in a first-of-its kind brand partnership with Skillshare, the online learning community for creators.

The hotly anticipated Fresco, a next-generation painting and drawing app for the iPad, recreates the experience of painting with oils or watercolors with infinitely scalable vector brushes, adaptable Photoshop brushes, and a new category of Live Brushes. Fresco is available now, free for iOS, in the Apple App Store for iPad.

Feng, as well as designers Jennet Liaw and Rich Armstrong and illustrators Ira Marcks and Dylan Mierzwinski, collaborated with Skillshare on five new online classes that take viewers in depth with the new software. Launching this week, each 30-60 minute class  includes prompts and a project gallery so students can actively follow along and use Fresco to create and share their own artwork.

The classes will join Skillshare's premium membership offering—online classes that take members behind-the-scenes with today's leading creatives, designers and illustrators—and reach Skillshare’s audience of 8 million users around the world.

“Skillshare is an important community and destination for creatives who want to learn and evolve their craft, which makes it a natural platform to showcase Adobe Fresco,” said Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Director of Product Management, Creative Cloud at Adobe. “The Fresco tutorials on Skillshare are fun and engaging and will help creatives at all levels strengthen their digital artwork skills. We can’t wait to see what they produce.”

The classes, available today, include:

Learning to Use Adobe Fresco—Illustrator Lisk Feng guides students through the essentials of Fresco while sharing her unique approach to creativity and a fun prompt: draw the studio of your dreams.

Feng is an award-winning illustrator who has worked with Apple, Air BnB, the New Yorker and The New York Times. She has been awarded the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, the Communication Arts Excellence Award, the 3X3 Silver Medal, and was named one of the Art Directors Club 15 young gun artists among all artists from all fields worldwide in 2017.

Illustrative Typography—Designer Jennet Liaw reveals her real creative process from concept and sketch to final piece, all in Fresco, encouraging students to illustrate the name of a city or place they love.

Liaw is an independent designer and illustrator living and working in NYC. Known for her murals, illustration, and apparel graphic design, her clients include Nike, Uber, Adidas, Sony Pictures and Apple.

Fantasy Illustration—Illustrator Ira Marcks invites students into the world of imaginative illustration, sharing storytelling essentials and demonstrating how to sketch, ink, and create with brushes in Fresco.

Marcks is a visual storyteller based in upstate New York, known for creating immersive fantasy worlds. He is one of Skillshare’s “Top Teachers”—and one of the most popular illustrators on the platform.

Lettering with Botanicals—Illustrator Dylan Mierzwinski guides students through creating a simple yet stunning floral lettered piece in Fresco, showcasing Fresco’s brushes in every phase (ideating, sketching, refining) and helping students create a perfect piece for portfolios, Instagram, and more.

Mierzwinski is an illustrator and surface designer living in Phoenix, Arizona. A “Top Teacher” on Skillshare, she is known for her bold and retro botanical illustrations.

Playful, Abstract Art—Designer Rich Armstrong encourages freeform play, using Fresco’s tools in unexpected ways and showing how techniques like hand-making and water-stitching can combine to create friendly, impressive abstract art.    

Armstong is a product designer and founder of Tap Tap Kaboom, where he teaches design, coding and animation. He is also one of Skillshare’s “Top Teachers.”

Readers of Communication Arts now receive two free months of Skillshare.

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more.


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