Ink Portraits with Lines and Dots

A course by Leonardo Gauna , Illustrator

Illustrator. La Plata, Argentina.
Joined August 2019

Learn to analyze the anatomy of a face, play with light and shadow, and express the identity of people through portraits

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  • 1068 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to analyze the anatomy of a face, play with light and shadow, and express the identity of people through portraits

A course by Leonardo Gauna

Illustrator Leonardo Gauna is an expert at capturing the identity and expressiveness of people through their face. Armed with a pen, he explores the limits of art by experimenting with lines, composition, and the distribution of white space on the page, which has led him to work with businesses like Starbucks and institutions such as the La Plata National University.

In this course, he teaches you how to analyze the anatomy of a face and play with light and shadows to create ink portraits of anyone you want using lines and dots. If you'd like to learn more with Leonardo, check out his other course Introduction to Artistic Figure Drawing.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 22 downloads

Materials
2 minutes, 58 seconds
Inking
10 minutes, 21 seconds
Face anatomy
8 minutes, 26 seconds
Inking and scale of values
7 minutes, 56 seconds
Volumes, lights and shadows
12 minutes, 6 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (65)
  • 1068 students
  • 16 lessons (1h 45m)
  • 22 additional resources (11 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Illustrate an ink portrait using lines and dots.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers and illustrators, regardless of experience, who want to explore the art of portraiture as a dynamic form of expression.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is needed; this course is a thorough introduction to the technique, which you can use with any other drawing skills you already have.

As for materials, all you need are some basic drawing supplies like pencils, pens, markers or felt-tips, and an eraser.


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Leonardo Gauna

A course by Leonardo Gauna

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Illustrator

Leonardo Gauna is an illustrator with more than a decade of experience who lives in the city of La Plata, Argentina. He has illustrated for a variety of media outlets, institutions, agencies, and galleries, and has traveled across the world to present artistic and educational projects in cities like Tokyo, Toronto, Paris, Belo Horizonte, Prague, and Houston, among others.

In 2014, the publisher TASCHEN featured his work in the book Illustration Now 5! Leonardo has published 12 books and his latest is a collection of his illustrations. He currently teaches workshops and courses and does research on virtual reality, which was the topic of his thesis for his degree in fine arts from the La Plata National University.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Know your tools

    • Materials
    • Inking
  • U3

    What do you observe?

    • Face anatomy
    • Scale of values and tonal keys
    • Inking and scale of values
    • Volumes, lights and shadows
  • U4

    The strategy

    • Start the sketch: choose photo and initial line
    • Develop the sketch
    • Complement the portrait
  • U5

    Inked

    • Inking the face
    • Ink peripheral objects
    • Hairs and details
    • A detail of color
    • To learn more
  • FP

    Final project

    • Ink Portraits with Lines and Dots

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Ink Portraits with Lines and Dots. Illustration course by Leonardo Gauna

Ink Portraits with Lines and Dots

A course by Leonardo Gauna
Illustrator. La Plata, Argentina.
Joined August 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (65)
  • 1068 students