The Design Conference Presents: Digital Illustration with Lisa King

What to Bring

  • Laptop with a working copy of Adobe Photoshop + Illustrator (free trial available to download from

What to Wear

  • Casual

The Design Conference Presents: Digital Illustration with Lisa King

About This Class

What You Get

  • An in depth tutorial on how Lisa creates using Wacom tablet technology (tablets provided)
  • Lunch Included!
  • fast tracked entrance to The Design Conference!


In conjunction with the The Design Conference, rising star Lisa King takes you through her illustrative skills using Wacom tablet technology.  Lisa King will share her process in taking a design and illustration from an initial sketch right through to final design. Students will walk away with an insight into how to transform ideas into works of art using a variety of digital tips and tricks.

Students will learn how to create their own skin tone colour palette, how to colour edit, match, and blend. From there students will be shown how to add texture, the importance of edges, and focusing on detail areas and tightening.  Then finally how to finish the piece by adding shadows and highlights.

Best suited to beginner/ intermediate photoshop users. Don’t forget to have photoshop pre-installed on your computer before attending the workshop!


Lisa is a self taught artist based in Adelaide, South Australia. Her work crosses over various mediums – oil, acrylic, charcoal and digital. Her passion is portraiture and characters. Her work ranges from illustration to portraiture to mural work, with a gravitation towards fashion, romance, indie culture, pop influence and escapism. Her work has been labeled ‘colorfully angelic yet seemingly dark.’

Lisas career as a painter started in 2012 when she decided to swap full time medium as a Graphic designer to more Raw aesthetics. Since then she has been in multiple group shows and a few solo exhibitions. Fast forward to 2015 and she is starting to focus on larger scale creation with a primary pull towards mural work and figurative and fashion portraiture. She is currently in studio full time investigating and experimenting heavily on her admiration for crossing over mediums and the executions that exist within theyre paths.


Five years ago we started dreaming of designing an event experience, tailored to the creative industry. We envisioned world class speakers, incredible audio-visual production, interactive side-events and hands on learning opportunities. This is ultimately an event which provides a high-value experience for its audience, speakers, supporters and sponsors.

In 2011, we made our biggest step — the first. What we lacked in experience was overshadowed by our ability to deliver a unique event that people loved. The next 3 years were spent expanding the event into the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, before returning our focus to our creative locale: Brisbane.

With four years under our belt, The Design Conference 2015 was delivered at the Brisbane Powerhouse, a world class venue in the heart of Brisbane. We were humbled by the positive feedback, which was perhaps best epitomised by Andy Wright, from ‘For The People’, who tweeted “…it was the best event I’ve ever been to…”

We cant wait for this years event. It will be a dream come true.

We love you Brisbane.

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This class was definitely worth the money and Lisa was a great teacher. She was thoughtful and considerate of students that were at all different levels. I would recommend this class to others :)

Was an awesome session with Lisa. Great experience using the Wacom Cintuiq as I haven't used one before. Learnt some real neat techniques with Lisa's shading and tone skills. Well worth it.