Explore realistic and delicate drawings through creative manual techniques
Elena Pancorbo -illustrator specializing in realistic drawing, who has worked for publishers such as Planeta, Penguin Random House or Anaya- finds beauty in sensitivity and emotion; distinctive features of his work, focused on the female portrait, which he uses with the technique of pastel and colored pencils.
In this course he will show you his creative process when making a realistic illustration with the pastel technique, teaching you to work with this technique to give your drawings a creative approach.
What's included in this course?
You will begin by getting to know Elena Pancorbo's work and she will tell you about the path that led her to become an illustrator with commissions from some of the most important publishers. You will also discover their influences.
Next, he will explain his creative process when making his illustrations. It will show you how to look for photographic references that will serve as a guide for your portraits and will tell you about the necessary materials.
Once you have your reference image you will learn to sketch it, fit it and draw it to be able to apply the pastel technique.
The first thing you will do is highlight the lights and brightness, then apply the tonalities of the skin and you will learn to blur the colors so that the result is more natural. Once this is done, you will proceed to apply the contrasts and shadows.
When you have finished the stage of the application of the cake you will use colored pencils to outline the contours. You will work the volumes and some details like tattoos and hair.
Once your illustration is finished, you will use a fijativo for pastel.
What is this course project about?
You will make an illustration using the pastel technique and the colored pencils. You decide to what level of detail you want to get by applying more or less quantity of cake.
Who is it for?
Illustrators, designers and anyone interested in learning the technique of applying pastel and crayons.
It is advisable to have previous knowledge of drawing, although, in this case, Elena will teach you how to apply the cake in an illustration created from a photograph.
When it comes to materials you'll need charcoal, pencil, eraser, brush, pastels, colored pencils, a spray set and special cake paper.
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Although she has been drawing since she was a child, it was not until a few years ago when she discovered in the pastel the technique with which she feels most comfortable when making her feminine portraits, delicate and full of emotion.
She trained as an illustrator and studied Fine Arts. He has worked for publishers such as Planeta, Penguin Random House, Anaya, Nocturna Ediciones or Alfaguara among others.