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Artist's Notebook: Explore Illustration Techniques

A course by Jesús Cisneros , Drawing Artist, Illustrator, and Teacher

Drawing Artist, Illustrator, and Teacher. Zaragoza, Spain.
Joined June 2020

Spark your imagination and transform the experience of drawing into a source of inspiration and learning

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (403)
  • 6582 students

Spark your imagination and transform the experience of drawing into a source of inspiration and learning

A course by Jesús Cisneros

An artist's notebook is the perfect way to experiment and explore the art of drawing. Artist, illustrator, and teacher Jesús Cisneros uses them to play with different techniques jumping from pencil to paint brush and switching from black and white to color while covering a range of topics like nature, animals, and the human body.

In this course, learn how to transform the experience of drawing into a source of inspiration and learning with your artist's notebook. Try out different inspirational exercises and discover new ways to spark your imagination and original approaches to creating art.

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What will you learn in this online course?

13 lessons & 18 downloads

Techniques
19 minutes, 25 seconds
Seed and origin 1
14 minutes, 48 seconds
Seed and origin 2
14 minutes, 44 seconds
Garden and forest 1
13 minutes, 51 seconds
Garden and forest 2
14 minutes, 55 seconds
Animals and masks 1
12 minutes, 52 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (403)
  • 6582 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 11m)
  • 18 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Follow a series of exercises to create an artist's notebook where you can experiment with creative techniques and explore your imagination.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in drawing and illustration regardless of your skill level.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is needed, just come ready to draw and learn something new.

The materials for this course include drawing notebooks, oil pastels, pencils, oil paints, watercolors, India ink, and paint brushes.


Reviews

6582 Students
403 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Jesús Cisneros

A course by Jesús Cisneros

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Drawing Artist, Illustrator, and Teacher

Jesús Cisneros is a Spanish artist, illustrator, and teacher who has spent most of his career in Spain and several years in Mexico. As a drawing artist, he fills notebooks with his creations and then transforms them into graphic works of art and expositions, some of which have gone on display in Mexico City, Seoul, and Marseille. As an illustrator, he has published books in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, France, and the United Kingdom and has created illustrations for book covers, magazines, posters, and other related projects. He also travels the world sharing his knowledge in workshops and teaching courses for the International School of Illustration as part of the Štĕpán Zavřel Foundation in Sàrmede, Italy.

Over the course of his career, his work has been featured three times at the Bologna Children's Book Fair and recognized on numerous occasions including honorable mention at the biennial Ilustrarte exposition, the Honorable Mention Prize at Sharjah, the I colori del Sacro Award, and the Lazarillo Illustration Award.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Techniques and materials

    • Necessary materials
    • Techniques
  • U3

    A walk through nature and imagination

    • Seed and origin 1
    • Seed and origin 2
    • Garden and forest 1
    • Garden and forest 2
    • Animals and masks 1
    • Animals and masks 2
    • Humans and fabulous beings
  • U4

    The notebook is your archive and source of learning

    • Building images
    • Relationship and usefulness with our notebook
  • FP

    Final project

    • Artist's Notebook: Explore Illustration Techniques

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

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

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    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.

  • Connect with a global creative community

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All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

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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Artist's Notebook: Explore Illustration Techniques. Illustration course by Jesús Cisneros Best seller

Artist's Notebook: Explore Illustration Techniques

A course by Jesús Cisneros
Drawing Artist, Illustrator, and Teacher. Zaragoza, Spain.
Joined June 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (403)
  • 6582 students