Papercraft: Volumetric Illustration on Paper

A course by Lo Siento Studio , Painter and Illustrator / Photographer / Model-Maker and Designer

Painter and Illustrator / Photographer / Model-Maker and Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2016

Learn to make any object a reality geometrically and create a 3D still life

  • 92% positive reviews (140)
  • 3393 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese

Learn to make any object a reality geometrically and create a 3D still life

A course by Lo Siento Studio

In this course, Gerard Miró from the Lo Siento Studio teaches you how to create a three-dimensional still life on paper using the papercraft technique. Learn to extract the geometry of an object and transfer it to paper in the form of a fold-out to assemble later.

The applications of this technique are endless, as it allows you to physically bring to life any object, volume lettering, packaging, and more.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 3 downloads

Materials
3 minutes, 59 seconds
Selection of objects
1 minute, 35 seconds
Decide geometry
7 minutes, 53 seconds
Puncture with marker
11 minutes, 19 seconds
  • 92% positive reviews (140)
  • 3393 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 11m)
  • 3 additional resources (2 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a free-themed papercraft still life from real objects.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, artists, and creatives in general who struggle with papercraft or are interested in learning new forms of illustration, as well as those who want to know some of the methods that Lo Siento Studio uses to carry out their work.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is necessary to take this course, just a lot of enthusiasm and a little patience.

Regarding the materials, you need a precision cutter or scalpel, an endoscope, a compass, a metal ruler, a few different-colored markers, glue, paper, colored cardboard, and a basic photography set, as well as a computer with Photoshop installed for the final retouching.

Don't let the geometry part put you off, you use it as a reference for the shape of the object, but no knowledge of applied mathematics is necessary.


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Lo Siento Studio

A course by Lo Siento Studio

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Painter and Illustrator / Photographer / Model-Maker and Designer

Borja Martínez and Gerard Miró form part of Lo Siento Studio, one of the top studios specializing in graphic identity, which works for clients as varied as restaurants, food brands, law firms, magazine covers, CDs, exhibitions, and festivals.

Gerard Miró is a graphic designer and has been part of Lo Siento Studio since 2008. His work focuses on the most artisan and volumetric part of the studio and on finding solutions that allow objects or lettering pieces to be physically materialized in volume and packaging.

Although his background is as a graphic designer, he has always been interested in volume and space as a form of expression, architecture and the geometry of things, understanding how objects work, and science and technology that allow things to work.

More recently he became one of the founders of Stargate Studios MC, leading VFX projects for series like Heroes Reborn, The Walking Dead, and Fear the Walking Dead, among others. Beyond his role as a producer, his passion is the manifestation of light applied to rendering. He is obsessed with lighting in environments related to architecture and photography, and it is in this area where he has focused his greatest professional contribution.


Content

  • U1

    About us

    • Presentation
    • Influences and inspiration
  • U2

    What's on the menu

    • materials
    • Selection of objects
    • Decide geometry
    • Puncture with marker
  • U3

    Preparation of ingredients

    • Move with compass and draw the unfolding 1
    • Move with compass and draw the unfolding 2
    • Transfer to the final material and mark and add flaps 1
    • Transfer to the final material and mark and add flaps 2
  • U4

    Cook

    • Cut and fold
    • Gluing
  • U5

    Serve the table

    • Still life / Photography
    • Revealed and retouch
  • FP

    Final project

    • Papercraft: Volumetric illustration made on paper

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Papercraft: Volumetric Illustration on Paper. Craft & Illustration course by Lo Siento Studio

Papercraft: Volumetric Illustration on Paper

A course by Lo Siento Studio
Painter and Illustrator / Photographer / Model-Maker and Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2016
  • 92% positive reviews (140)
  • 3393 students