Illustration Using Mixed Techniques: Fantastic Binomials

A course by José Rosero
Visual artist and teacher. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined April 2019
, Visual artist and teacher

Learn how to create magical illustrations by uniting opposing concepts

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (44)
  • 561 students
Illustration Using Mixed Techniques: Fantastic Binomials

Learn how to create magical illustrations by uniting opposing concepts

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (44)
  • 561 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 13 Lessons (1h 50m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Illustration is a visual language with infinite possibilities and José Rosero masters it perfectly, combining techniques, processes, and ways to create that have been defining a style that seeks to find beauty in what seems illogical.

In this course, learn a highly effective illustration strategy: the methodology of fantastic binomials, in which you will unite concepts apparently opposite to illustrate impactful images. It’s a strategy that allows you to go forward in the creative process when you find obstacles and feel that there are no other routes to explore. José teaches you about drawing, collage, color use, composition, and giving the last touches using Adobe Photoshop.

This is the second course by José Rosero on Domestika, after Introduction to Portraits with India Ink and Nibs, in which he teaches how to create a portrait using India ink with personality and character.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Fantastic binomials
  • U3
    U3. Introduction to three languages
  • U4
    U4. Sorting Items
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by getting to know more about José and his influences, plus an introduction to the fantastic binomials and what you will be doing during the course.

Learn what fantastic binomials are, how they trigger ideas, hypothesis, and how to use them to create images. Review the materials that you need during the course and begin the process of conceptualizing your project.

José describes each of the techniques you will use as a different language and, in the third unit of this course, you will become fluent in all of them. Discover how to use graphite pencils, colored pencils, and get an introduction to the world of collage and all its possible uses.

Finally, learn how to get the best idea from the lists of possible pairs made previously. With your chosen idea, begin the process of sketching and composing the illustration that will become your final project.

What is this course's project?

Create an illustration with mixed techniques from what José calls a fantastic binomial.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Designers, illustrators, cartoonists, and anyone interested in learning about different processes and methods for making illustrations.

What you need

Basic skills in drawing, painting, and collage are needed.

As for materials, you will need graphite pencils, acrylic paint, magazines or cut-outs from them, and a lot of energy.


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José Rosero

A course by José Rosero

Visual artist and teacher

José Rosero is a visual artist and teacher. His job is to approach the image from different points. He is now the director of CASATINTA, a space dedicated to workshops, exhibitions, and events around the visual arts. He also coordinates the Fig. International Congress of Illustration, of which seven versions have already been made in FILBO (2011-2017).

He has made several exhibitions, conferences, and workshops based on his own research participating in different events in Colombia and in other countries such as Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico, and Chile.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Some references
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Fantastic binomials

    • What are fantastic binomials?
    • Materials
    • Create your fantastic binomial
    • Sketching
  • U3

    Introduction to three languages

    • The world of gray: Graphites and inks
    • Color as an atmosphere
    • Fish to think: The collage
  • U4

    Sorting Items

    • Digitization 1: Preparation of the raw material
    • Digitization 2: Color and Composition
    • Final impression
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Illustration Using Mixed Techniques: Fantastic Binomials

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Illustration Using Mixed Techniques: Fantastic Binomials. A Illustration course by José Rosero

Illustration Using Mixed Techniques: Fantastic Binomials

A course by José Rosero
Visual artist and teacher. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined April 2019
  • 100% Positive reviews (44)
  • 561 students