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Creative Drawing Techniques for Beginners

A course by Puño
Illustrator and Educator. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined March 2004
, Illustrator and Educator

Reconnect with your creativity and improve your drawing skills no matter your level

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (3.9K)
  • 135788 students

Reconnect with your creativity and improve your drawing skills no matter your level



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (3.9K)
  • 135788 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 57m)
  • 16 additional resources (9 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

Over the past several years, the renowned illustrator Puño has dedicated himself to teaching illustration to those who had thought it impossible to master. Through fun, simple exercises, Puño can turn a novice or out-of-practice illustrator into a creative drawing whiz.

In this illustration course, Puño gives some guidelines for composition, with a special emphasis on visual weight, to create harmonious compositions. Using geometric shapes and simple colors, you can enhance your skillset thanks to the ease and enthusiasm that Puño brings to this course.

Start learning to discover perspective, proportions, shadowing, and even color use. This course is the perfect complement to other courses that Puño teaches on Domestika like Drawing for Beginners Level -1, where he gives tips on how to tame your fear of starting with a blank page by creating an artist’s catalog, and Original Illustration with Your Hand and Tablet, where he gives an introduction to digital illustration and how to print in various colors. His newest course is Drawing and Creativity for Big Little Artists, which helps train a child’s creative skills with nothing but their hands, their brain, and some basic drawing supplies.

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corrieallegory 16.10.2020 at 02:25

Puño is a joy to listen to - his passion and warmth comes through even when you're watching him on a screen. He's super reassuring and inspiring. Not only have I learned how to draw but I feel better about myself and the world when I listen to him! Thank you for your sense of humour, kindess and excellent teaching, Puño.

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What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Basic composition and perspective
  • U3
    U3. Shadows and proportions
  • U4
    U4. Exercises to become a superdrawer
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Puño's work, discover his peculiarly effective way of teaching, and learn why practicing is so important. Learn his guidelines for composition with an emphasis on visual weight, so that your drawings are perfectly balanced. Discover the importance of lines and geometric shapes in the composition, and see how to use them as a narrative tool in your work.

Do some exercises to practice perspective and proportions. See how to apply light and shadows to your illustrations to give them more depth, going through these essential drawing techniques that drive illustrators crazy when trying to figure it out alone.

Puño also gives you some useful tips for becoming a creative illustrator, sharing techniques and warm-up exercises that will help you improve your drawing skills. Explore some original methods like the blotted line technique, which was frequently used by Andy Warhol in his advertising work.

Finally, Puño gives you some tips for sharing your drawings on Instagram and invites you to be part of a large community of artists who share their work online. Continue to improve your technique after the course by experimenting with visual metaphors and finishing a series of weekly mini-illustrations challenges that will put your newfound skills to the test.

What is this course's project?

Create an artist’s sketchbook using fun and original methods that both improve your technique and showcase your work as an illustrator. In addition, learn how to digitize your illustrations and attract more online followers for your work.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for illustrators who want to learn new creative techniques for improving their work, including parents or teachers looking for something new to teach and anyone looking to be more confident with their illustration skills.

Requirements and materials

No prior drawing knowledge is necessary.

As for the materials, you'll need a notebook, paper, ink, pencils, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, paintbrushes, pens, markers, a cloth, a ruler, and a camera (you can also use your phone's camera).


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Puño

A course by Puño

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Illustrator and Educator

Puño was born in Madrid in 1978. He has worked as an illustrator since 1994 but didn't actually take it seriously until 2005. He is the author of several book illustrations, both for children and adults, and has published books of all kinds, including some with his poems.
He has worked in different professional fields, such as advertising, media, and animation. In his spare time, he creates a street photography series. He has lived in Madrid, A Coruña, and Paris, working for a long list of clients including Coca-Cola, Nike, Greenpeace, TEDx, BBVA, Telefonica, ING Direct, Ono, El Mundo, Kalandraka, Nobrow 8, and more.
In 2009, he won the SM Foundation International Illustration Prize and the First Creacomic CAM 2009 Award. Since 2011, he has coordinated and directed several courses in illustration and creativity, including at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Immerse yourself in your mind
    • Down with books and schools!
    • The notebook, a faithful friend
  • U2

    Basic composition and perspective

    • Composition and visual weight
    • Action of the lines and geometric figures
    • Perspective
  • U3

    Shadows and proportions

    • Proportions
    • Shadows and depth
    • Drawing of the natural (more or less)
  • U4

    Exercises to become a superdrawer

    • Hand warmer
    • Blotted line
    • Visual Metaphors
    • Minidrawings: one day, one theme
    • Show yourself to the world
  • FP

    Final project

    • From beginner to superdrawing

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

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

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates
    Plus

    If you're a Plus or PRO member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • 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

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


FAQs

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.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

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Creative Drawing Techniques for Beginners. Illustration course by Puño Best seller

Creative Drawing Techniques for Beginners

A course by Puño
Illustrator and Educator. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined March 2004
  • 99% positive reviews (3.9K)
  • 135788 students