Learn an efficient method of creating characters with Illustrator and Photoshop
For an illustrator as prolific as Alberto Montt, creating characters with character quickly and effectively is a fundamental issue. The Chilean illustrator is known for his famous blog 'Dosis Diarias', where, since 2006, every day he publishes a vignette full of humor with unique characters. He has also published more than twenty books, illustrated 40 others, as well as magazines, advertising campaigns and limited edition products for Puma or Kross and several live shows.
In this course Montt will share with you his formula for creating characters: a quick and simple method that he has developed after many years of work. It will teach you to draw with style and humor from the game, to pass your handmade drawing to a digital format with Illustrator and Photoshop and to create a functional chromatic palette for your comics.
About this course
You will start knowing Alberto Montt, who will talk to you about what has led him to be an illustrator, about the search to find his style and know some of his biggest influences.
Then you will discover the importance of the game when creating characters. You will return to the most basic technique: draw with sticks as a starting point or base structure to create a character.
Montt will explain the advantages of working in Illustrator and learn some tips to create a basic color palette easily and quickly.
Once you have the sketch of your character you will digitize it. You will see how to migrate a drawing from Photoshop to Illustrator and vice versa, learning how both programs complement each other to facilitate your work as an illustrator.
You will perform several experimentation exercises creating characters and elements as an initial step of your infinite creative journey.
In addition, Montt will show you his work methodology to create one of his cartoons for his famous blog 'Dosis Diarias'.
What is this course's project?
You will illustrate a group of characters to start creating your personal library with style.
Who is it for?
To illustrators, cartoonists, designers and anyone who wants to start or improve their techniques of character creation.
What you need
You must have basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
With regard to materials you will use pencil, paper, an eraser, as well as a computer with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and it is also advisable to have a graphic tablet.
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Alberto Montt was born in Quito (Ecuador) and began his career as an illustrator in Chile. In his own words, he has 45 years of experience as an illustrator and has lived professionally since just 20 years ago.
Her work is recognized throughout Latin America thanks to her blog 'Dosis diarios', where she publishes bullet points every day since 2006. With more than 120,000 visits to her blog she has received awards as the best blog in Spanish by Deutsche Welle. This success has led him to illustrate more than 45 books, collaborate with major brands, participate in live shows with the singer Kevin Johansen and above all, to be one of the authors of the Argentine publishing house "Ediciones de la flor", known for publish cartoonists such as Quino, Fontanarrosa or Liniers.