Mixed-Media Illustration: Activate Your Imagination

A course by Leonor Pérez B. , Illustrator and Instructor

Illustrator and Instructor. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined October 2016

Learn to mix different materials and discover new visual narratives that feed your creativity

  • English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (166)
  • 2277 students

Learn to mix different materials and discover new visual narratives that feed your creativity

Want to explore new creative possibilities using mixed media and techniques? Embark on a journey of experimentation and discovery with illustrator and teacher Leonor Pérez, whose editorial work has been widely recognized and won several awards. She is a three-time winner of IBBY Chile's Hummingbird Medal.

In this course, Leonor teaches you a versatile and expressive range of mixed techniques for visual narrative genres. See how any life experience or everyday element can serve as inspiration to activate your imagination. Work on a few illustrations from different sources and references to catalyze ideas and form creative pathways.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 22 downloads

Observe and draw
12 minutes, 57 seconds
From observation to imagination
12 minutes, 48 seconds
14 minutes, 14 seconds
Pareidolias 1
9 minutes, 42 seconds
Images over images
19 minutes, 48 seconds
Stamp with debris
18 minutes, 9 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (166)
  • 2277 students
  • 15 lessons (3h 12m)
  • 22 additional resources (4 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?

Build a creative inventory: a collection of mixed-media illustrations from a range of exercises and visual experiments to activate the imagination.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone wanting to explore the technical and creative possibilities of illustration.

Requirements and materials

No specific illustration knowledge is necessary for this course, just come ready to explore your creativity and experiment with a variety of resources.

In terms of materials, you need paper, 90+ GSM paper or card, a variety of pens and pencils (graphite, colored, ink, etc.), a glue stick, scissors, newspapers, old books, and magazines (ideally also old and with an opaque finish). You also need some black acrylics along with another color of your choice, and a small paint roller.


2277 Students
166 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Leonor Pérez B.

A course by Leonor Pérez B.

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Illustrator and Instructor

Illustrator Leonor Pérez was born in Santiago, Chile where she also received her BA in visual arts. She taught children and teens for some years until finally deciding to dedicate herself solely to illustration. She then moved to Mexico to study the discipline at the UNAM's Casa Universitario del Libro, a trip that had a great impact on her career. She went on to study imagination and creativity and is currently taking a master's in education. She has worked for the vast majority of the publishing houses across Chile as well as collaborated with publishers in Mexico, the US, Korea, and Brazil.

She is a three-time winner of the IBBY Chile's Hummingbird Medal and her book Balada da estrela e outros poemas has won awards from the FNLIJ IBBY Brasil and the Catedra Unesco de Leitura PUC-Rio. Additionally, Leonor is a professor for the illustration diploma and continuing education program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Observe to connect

    • Materials
    • Experience as a reference
    • Observe and draw
    • From observation to imagination
  • U3

    The language of materials

    • Photomontage
    • Pareidolias 1
    • Pareidolias 2
    • Images over images
    • Stamp with debris
    • What if you mix all of the above?
  • U4

    Pictures and words

    • Unexpected connections
    • The alphabet, a pretext to create
    • Creational Inventory Container
  • FP

    Final project

    • Mixed media illustration to activate imagination

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

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  • Learn from the best professionals

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

  • Meet expert teachers

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  • 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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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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Mixed-Media Illustration: Activate Your Imagination. Illustration course by Leonor Pérez B.

Mixed-Media Illustration: Activate Your Imagination

A course by Leonor Pérez B.
Illustrator and Instructor. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined October 2016
  • 99% positive reviews (166)
  • 2277 students