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Pictorial Sketchbook with Gouache

A course by Maru Godas
Illustrator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined February 2013
, Illustrator

Explore new creative languages to work into your sketchbook and apply them to your illustrations and urban sketches

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (508)
  • 7297 students

Explore new creative languages to work into your sketchbook and apply them to your illustrations and urban sketches


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (508)
  • 7297 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 18 Lessons (3h 14m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

If you enjoy breaking rules, you’ve come to the right place. Here, the only requirement is to go off the beaten track and approach a blank page fearlessly. Are you ready? Delve into the universe of sketchbooks and brushstrokes with Maru Godàs and discover how to reflect the world around you in a unique way.

In this course, learn the techniques for painting with gouache and see how to apply it to your illustration and urban sketching projects. Explore new pictorial languages in your sketchbooks and draw your own imaginary world, free from the common technicalities of illustration.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Sketchbook in gouache: first steps
  • U3
    U3. Gouache color and techniques
  • U4
    U4. Drawing an urban scene step by step
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by feeling reassured that it’s never too late to start your career as an artist and hear about Maru Godás’ career path before she began dedicating herself to her true passions: drawing and painting. Discover the artists that inspire her most and see how the course is structured.

Hear about Maru’s experience painting in sketchbooks, learn about gouache, and see some of her favorite creative techniques. Go through the recommended course material and do some simple exercises to practice mixing colors and creating textures.

Color is a key component of your work. The second unit focuses on learning how to create your own color palettes; a reduced one for traveling and a more extensive one for working from home. Practice some basic gouache methods like diluting with water, using a dry paintbrush, or layering, and see how to combine them with other techniques.

To finish, paint a cityscape on a double page, blending themes and techniques learned throughout the course. Wrap things up by creating your color palette, adding textures, and retouching final details with colored pencils.

What is this course's project?

Fill a sketchbook with different techniques and sketches to use as inspiration and create a composition of an urban landscape.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

For anyone who loves drawing and wants to experiment with pictorial methods and new materials. Illustrators, designers, and all those who want to learn new techniques to add to their repertoire.

What you need

No previous drawing experience is necessary, as long as you are inspired to experiment and play with color and paints.

As for materials, you’ll need tubes of gouache, synthetic paint brushes, a sketchbook with thick paper, and colored pencils.


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Maru Godas

A course by Maru Godas

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Maru Godàs studied graphic design in IDEP and in la Llotja in Barcelona. From there, her career focused on creating projects for editorials like RBA, Cruïlla, Planeta, and Salvat. Her true passion has always been illustration, and it was when she discovered the Urban Sketchers Collective that she took to the streets for inspiration.

Since then, her work has been featured in books and magazines for entities including La Caixa, La Vanguardia, and RACC. She also teaches workshops and urban sketching courses around the world, sharing her discoveries and encouraging her students to experiment with new ideas.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Sketchbook in gouache: first steps

    • About the sketchbook: the world is a notebook
    • Our materials
    • Paint, notebook and… action!
  • U3

    Gouache color and techniques

    • The world is colored
    • Urban greens: gouache and dry brush 1
    • Urban greens: gouache and dry brush 2
    • Life on the street: reduced palette and layers 1
    • Life on the street: reduced palette and layers 2
    • Mixed media techniques: gouache and friends
  • U4

    Drawing an urban scene step by step

    • Composition and deformation: everything fits in my world
    • Decision making: explore the best option
    • Starting with the stain: paint without fear! 1
    • Starting with the stain: paint without fear! 2
    • Bringing your scene to life: lines and details 1
    • Bringing your scene to life: lines and details 2
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Pictorial Sketchbook with Gouache

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Pictorial Sketchbook with Gouache. A Illustration course by Maru Godas Best Seller

Pictorial Sketchbook with Gouache

A course by Maru Godas
Illustrator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined February 2013
  • 100% Positive reviews (508)
  • 7297 students