Illustration with Pastel and Coloured Pencils

A course by Elena Pancorbo
Illustrator. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 01/29/2013
, Illustrator

Develop realistic and delicate drawings through creative manual techniques

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (331)
  • 5375 students
Illustration with Pastel and Coloured Pencils

Develop realistic and delicate drawings through creative manual techniques


  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (331)
  • 5375 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (1h 59m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Elena Pancorbo -illustrator specializing in realistic drawing, who has worked for publishers such as Planeta, Penguin Random House and Anaya- finds beauty in sensitivity and emotion. Much of her work is focused on the female portrait, using pastel and colored pencils.

In this course she will show you her creative process when making a realistic illustration with pastels, teaching you to work with her technique to give your drawings a creative approach.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Image file
  • U3
    U3. Materials and we start with the sketch
  • U4
    U4. We start with the pastel and crayons
  • FP
    FP Final project
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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's project?

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.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Illustrators, designers and anyone interested in learning the technique of applying pastel and crayons.

What you need

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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Elena Pancorbo

A course by Elena Pancorbo

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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.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Image file

    • Search of photographic references
    • Selection and composition of our idea to illustrate
  • U3

    Materials and we start with the sketch

    • My materials
    • recommendations
    • Sketching, fitting and drawing
  • U4

    We start with the pastel and crayons

    • Lights and main brightness
    • Skin tones
    • We blur and melt. Contrasts and shadows
    • Outline the shape and volumes 1
    • Outline the shape and volumes 2
    • Details, tattoos, hair ...
    • Cleaning and fixing the illustration
  • FP

    Final project

    • Illustration with pastel and colored pencils

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Illustration with Pastel and Coloured Pencils. A Illustration course by Elena Pancorbo Best Seller

Illustration with Pastel and Coloured Pencils

A course by Elena Pancorbo
Illustrator. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 01/29/2013
  • 99% Positive reviews (331)
  • 5375 students