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Illustration for Non-Illustrators

A course by Mr. Kone
Illustrator, Designer and Art Director. Los Angeles, United States.
Joined January 2014
, Illustrator, Designer and Art Director

Learn the basics to illustrate combining new technologies with analog processes

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (646)
  • 11763 students

Learn the basics to illustrate combining new technologies with analog processes



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (646)
  • 11763 students
  • 32 lessons (8h 13m)
  • 17 additional resources (13 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Want to learn how to take your illustration to a new technical and conceptual level? Illustrator, designer, and art director César Evangelista, better known as Mr. Kone, is here to show you how. Using a ton of different ideas, concepts, and techniques, embark on a journey of experimentation with alternative methods, combining analog and digital illustration processes.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Form and Figure
  • U3
    U3. Form and Repetition
  • U4
    U4. Shape and Space
  • U5
    U5. Form and Volume
  • U6
    U6. Idea, Concept and Execution
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by familiarizing yourself with Mr. Kone's professional background and his perspective on contemporary illustration. Next, reflect on elements that surround you in your daily life to generate different ideas, this allows you to experiment when illustrating basic shapes like circles, squares, rectangles, and trapezoids. Then move on to three-dimensional shapes to create different figures.

Progress into form and volume, create textures, and add more complexity to your illustrations by combining manual techniques with programs like Photoshop and Illustrator.

Finally, develop a high-quality vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator that's full of realism, applying all the knowledge and techniques learned throughout the course.

What is this course's project?

Create a vector illustration, following each step of Mr. Kone's creative process.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

All types of designers, illustrators, and creatives, from beginners to those looking for new ways and methods to capture their ideas through illustration and visual experimentation.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need basic knowledge of design and drawing. Basic notions of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are also necessary.


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11763 Students
646 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Mr. Kone

A course by Mr. Kone

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Illustrator, Designer and Art Director

César Evangelista Bautista, better known as Mr. Kone, is a Mexican designer with years of experience in various areas of visual communication such as editorial design, packaging, branding, and advertising.

He has illustrated and designed countless projects; from magazines and children's books to packaging, branding, web, multimedia, and advertising projects by major brands such as Nike, MTV, Pepsi, Lipton, Brisk, Coca-Cola, Sony-BMG, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, adidas, Mini Cooper, and many more.

Among the most prominent awards in his career is the 2011 Cannes Media Lion Gold for the NIKE CUP campaign.

He has led numerous conferences and workshops at different events in Mexico and other countries and his work has been published around the world.

He is currently working freelance on different commercial and personal projects as well as being part of independent design projects throughout the world, showcasing amazing color, shapes, and above all originality.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • The Enlightenment in Mexico and the World
  • U2

    Form and Figure

    • Abstraction of forms and repetition
    • Experimentation with Basic Forms Part 1
    • Experimentation with Basic Forms Part 2
    • Experimentation with Basic Forms Part 3
    • Experimentation with Basic Forms Part 4
    • Experimentation with Basic Forms Part 5
    • Experimentation with Basic Forms Part 6
    • Form and Figure Part 1
    • Shape and Figure Part 2
    • Form and Figure Part 3
  • U3

    Form and Repetition

    • Experimentation with established forms Part 1
    • Experimentation with established forms Part 2
    • Experimentation with established forms Part 3
    • Experimentation with established forms Part 4
    • Rorschach test applied to creativity
  • U4

    Shape and Space

    • Experimentation with Three-dimensional Forms Part 1
    • Experimentation with Three-dimensional Forms Part 2
    • Shape and Space Part 1
    • Shape and Space Part 2
  • U5

    Form and Volume

    • Experimentation with Inorganic Forms Part 1
    • Experimentation with Inorganic Forms Part 2
    • Experimentation with Inorganic Forms Part 3
    • Textures: stone, paper or scissors Part 1
    • Textures: stone, paper or scissors Part 2
    • Stains
    • Digital Experimentation
  • U6

    Idea, Concept and Execution

    • The Idea and Sketch
    • Development of Digital Project Part 1
    • Development of Digital Project Part 2
    • Development of Digital Project Part 3
  • FP

    Final project

    • Illustration for illustrators

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Illustration for Non-Illustrators. Illustration course by Mr. Kone Best seller

Illustration for Non-Illustrators

A course by Mr. Kone
Illustrator, Designer and Art Director. Los Angeles, United States.
Joined January 2014
  • 98% positive reviews (646)
  • 11763 students