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From Beginner to Superillustrator

A course by Puño
Illustrator and educator. Medellín, Colombia.
On Domestika since 03/05/2004
, Illustrator and educator

Improve your drawing skills and unlock your creativity

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (1.7K)
  • 54846 students

Improve your drawing skills and unlock your creativity


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (1.7K)
  • 54846 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (2h 57m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Over the past few years, renowned illustrator Puño has been dedicated to teaching illustration to people who had thought it impossible to master. Through simple and fun exercises, Puño can develop a novice or out-of-practice illustrator into a creatively confident Super-Illustrator.

In this illustration course, he will give guidelines for composition, with emphasis on visual weight, to create harmonious compositions. Using geometric shapes and simple colors, you will enhance your skillset with the ease and enthusiasm that Puño brings to his method.

perspective, proportions, shadowing, or even color use. It’s a great complement to other courses that Puño previously created for Domestika such as Drawing for Beginners Level -1, where he gave expert tips on how to tame your fear of starting on a blank page, by creating a full artist’s catalog, and Original Illustration with Your Hand and Tablet, where he gave an introduction to digital illustration and how to print in various colors. He recently released his new course: Drawing and Creativity for Big Little Artists to train their creativity skills using simple tactics with their hands, brain, and some basic drawing supplies.

About this 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 super-illustrator
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start by getting to know Puño's work, discover his peculiar and effective way of teaching, where practicing is what's most important.

Learn his guidelines for composition, with emphasis on visual weight so that your drawings are perfectly balanced. Learn the importance of lines and geometric figures on the layout, and how to use them as a narrative tool in your work.

Do several exercises to get more practice in perspective, proportions, and the application of light and shadow to give more depth to your illustrations; these are essential drawing topics that often drive illustrators mad when trying to figure it out alone.

Also, Puño gives some useful and original tips to become a super illustrator, sharing techniques and warm-up exercises with you to help you to improve your drawing skills.

Explore original methods such as the blotted line technique, which was frequently used by Andy Warhol in his advertising commissions.

Keep improving your technique once you complete the course, by experimenting with visual metaphors, with a weekly mini-illustrations challenge to put your newfound skills to the test.

Finally, Puño will give you some tips to share your drawings on Instagram and will invite you to be part of a large community of artists who share their work through this social network.
Keep improving your technique once you complete the course, by experimenting with visual metaphors, with a weekly mini-illustrations challenge to put your newfound skills to the test.

What is this course's project?

Develop an artist’s workbook using fun and original methods that will not only improve your technique but also help you showcase your work as an illustrator to the world. In addition to this, you will learn how to digitize your illustrations and attract more followers of your work.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is for illustrators who want to learn new creative techniques to improve their work. From parents or teachers looking for a fun new way to teach, to anyone who wants to be more confident with their illustration skills and unleash their creative potential to become a super-illustrator.

What you need

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 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, Coruña, and Paris, working for almost every imaginable client; Coca-Cola, Nike, Greenpeace, TEDx, BBVA, Telefonica, ING Direct, Ono, El Mundo, Kalandraka, Nobrow 8, among others.

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 illustration and creativity courses, including at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid.


Contents

  • 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 super-illustrator

    • Hand warm-up
    • Blotted line
    • Visual metaphors
    • Minidraw: one day, a theme
    • Show yourself to the world
  • FP

    Final project

    • From beginner to superdrawing

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From Beginner to Superillustrator. A Illustration course by Puño Best Seller

From Beginner to Superillustrator

A course by Puño
Illustrator and educator. Medellín, Colombia.
On Domestika since 03/05/2004
  • 98% Positive reviews (1.7K)
  • 54846 students