Illustration with Paint and Mixed Technique

A course by Jesús Benítez
Painter, Illustrator, and Character Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2018
, Painter, Illustrator, and Character Designer

Learn to create characters by combining acrylics, oil paint, gouache, dye, and colored pencils

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (250)
  • 4881 students

Learn to create characters by combining acrylics, oil paint, gouache, dye, and colored pencils



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (250)
  • 4881 students
  • 15 lessons (3h 20m)
  • 8 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

In this course, Jesús Benítez—an artist and illustrator known for his works based on cosmic terror, science fiction, and Mexican post-muralism—teaches you to explore different illustration techniques based on classical painting and helps you discover the best way to combine them to get the most out of them.

Taking the creation of a character as a starting point, work on anatomy, perspective, lighting, and color while learning the different techniques, tools, and materials in depth.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Composition and theory of color, light and pigment
  • U3
    U3. Acrylic and Oil Painting
  • U4
    U4. Gouache and mixed media
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin by fully immersing yourself in the world of Jesús Benítez and getting to know his work in depth. Jesús also introduces you to the artists who inspire him the most when it comes to creating.

He explains what every artist should know about color theory and sets some exercises to help you integrate that knowledge. He also tells you about the materials and supports that these techniques allow you to explore.

Learn more about composition by witnessing the way in which Jesús Benítez transfers his works to different supports depending on the technique he is working on. He explains how to prepare and work with acrylic, oil, gouache, ink, and colored pencil, as well as the best way to combine all these techniques for a natural result. Jesús also tells you some of his best-kept secrets when it comes to creating and combining these mediums.

What is this course's project?

Make an illustration combining different traditional techniques. Jesús Benítez teaches you how to work with acrylic, oil, gouache, ink, and colored pencil, but you can use whichever tools you feel most comfortable with.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for illustrators, designers, artists, and anyone interested in exploring traditional painting techniques to apply them to the creation of modern and alternative illustration.

Requirements and materials

It is not necessary to have prior knowledge of painting or to have worked with any of these techniques. You need only a basic understanding of drawing.

Regarding the materials, you need acrylic, oil, gouache, brushes, markers, a stylograph, colored pencils, and a support for painting.


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Jesús Benítez

A course by Jesús Benítez

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Painter, Illustrator, and Character Designer

Jesús's training began by teaching himself at the age of 13, and his first canvases were walls. His current style, which is much more artistic and for which he uses his real name, Jesús Benítez, is the result of many years of practice painting in the street and his passion for classical painting and illustration.

He has participated in individual and collective exhibitions, showing the public his skills in disciplines as diverse as installation, graffiti, murals, sculpture, animation, and character design. He has also been invited to national and international mural festivals and has carried out projects in cities around the world, such as Hamburg, Rabat, Barcelona, San Francisco, Detroit, Valparaiso, and Tokyo, as well as in much of Mexico.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Composition and theory of color, light and pigment

    • Theory of light color and pigment
    • The color in the image
    • materials
    • Character Design
    • Layout
  • U3

    Acrylic and Oil Painting

    • Grisalla I
    • Grisalla II
    • Color in acrylic paint and atmospheric perspective
    • Oil painting
  • U4

    Gouache and mixed media

    • Gouache
    • Mixed techniques I
    • Mixed techniques II
    • Final piece
  • FP

    Final project

    • xClassical painting and mixed technique applied to the creation of characters

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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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Illustration with Paint and Mixed Technique. Illustration course by Jesús Benítez

Illustration with Paint and Mixed Technique

A course by Jesús Benítez
Painter, Illustrator, and Character Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2018
  • 97% positive reviews (250)
  • 4881 students