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Expressive Figure Drawing: Explore Lines, Shapes and Colors

A course by Daniel Torrent Riba , Illustrator, Writer, and Educator

Illustrator, Writer, and Educator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined September 2020

Learn to draw the human figure in an expressive and personal way by combining observation, feeling, and imagination in your creative process

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (180)
  • 5326 students

Learn to draw the human figure in an expressive and personal way by combining observation, feeling, and imagination in your creative process

If you loved Daniel Torrent's Expressive Illustration Line by Line course, you're in for a treat! The illustrator, writer, and teacher is back, this time to guide you through reinterpreting the human figure while avoiding the usual stereotypes. He shows you how easy it can be to find poetry in everyday life when using your mind, your eyes, and your feelings to channel creativity.

In this course, learn a more expressive and intimate take on drawing the human body. The process is all about leaving reality behind and improvising with exaggerated strokes and unexpected color palettes.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 21 downloads

Materials
3 minutes, 27 seconds
Study of the human body
18 minutes, 51 seconds
Release the form
17 minutes, 7 seconds
The role of color
14 minutes, 33 seconds
Choice of referent
6 minutes, 58 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (180)
  • 5326 students
  • 15 lessons (3h 24m)
  • 21 additional resources (5 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?

Create a drawing of the human body using a photo as a reference, enhancing nuances with a more liberated attitude to color.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Beginners as well as experienced illustrators and painters who want to loosen up and explore a more expressive representation of the human body.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is required, all you need is paper, a pencil, and colored pencils; as an option, you may also like to have tempera paint, paintbrushes, and Adobe Photoshop at the ready.


Reviews

5326 Students
180 Reviews
99% Positive ratings
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Daniel Torrent Riba

A course by Daniel Torrent Riba

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Illustrator, Writer, and Educator

Dani Torrent is an illustrator, painter, and also a writer. He lives in Barcelona and has more than ten years' experience illustrating picture books, many of them self-authored. He studied film directing and that knowledge is reflected in the structure, pace, and composition of his creations, which embody the essence of a short film.

He has created illustrations for media outlets and advertising, but he is most well known for his creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature. He has worked for Spanish publishing companies such as Edelvives, Kalandraka, Alfaguara, Cal.lígraf and Comanegra, but his artistic work has had a much greater impact on his career and led him to be a renowned illustrator. He has also published his work in France, Italy, Belgium, Mexico, China, Korea, and the United States.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation

    • Materials
    • Places from where we can face the drawing
    • Study of the human body
    • Release the form
    • The role of color
  • U3

    Developing the project

    • Choice of referent
    • Drawing lace
    • Color: between observation and imagination
    • The funds 1
    • The funds 2
  • U4

    Final touches

    • Retouching
    • Series of drawings
    • How to make us known
  • FP

    Final project

    • Expressive drawing of the human figure: explore shapes and colors

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.

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    Plus

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    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.

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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.

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Expressive Figure Drawing: Explore Lines, Shapes and Colors. Illustration course by Daniel Torrent Riba Best seller

Expressive Figure Drawing: Explore Lines, Shapes and Colors

A course by Daniel Torrent Riba
Illustrator, Writer, and Educator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined September 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (180)
  • 5326 students