Illustration, Climax and Denouement

A course by José Luis Ágreda , Illustrator

Illustrator. Sevilla, Spain.
Joined June 2014

Learn to make the most of the expressive possibilities of illustration through a written story

  • 99% positive reviews (338)
  • 4113 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to make the most of the expressive possibilities of illustration through a written story

A course by José Luis Ágreda

The illustration does not have to be decorative. With this premise, José Luis Ágreda (El País, Fotogramas, Planeta ...) will teach you to make a series of three illustrations based on a written story. As if it were a professional assignment, you will learn to find narrative and conceptual solutions to the problems posed by editors and to convey your ideas in a clear and interesting way, whatever your drawing technique may be. In addition, you will see how an illustration is executed and although you do not consider yourself an ace of the stroke, you will discover how to create very expressive illustrations working with the concept, the composition, the color and, above all, the emotion.

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What will you learn in this online course?

22 lessons & 16 downloads

  • 99% positive reviews (338)
  • 4113 students
  • 22 lessons (4h 11m)
  • 16 additional resources (12 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

What is this course's project?

Through practice, you will make three illustrations from a text, as if it were a professional assignment. You will take advantage of the constraints of the client (size and format of the illustrations), to take advantage of visual ideas and give narrative unity to the whole. José Luis will work on a story by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Fall of Casa Usher", a text full of suggestive images, characters and scenarios, but also open to very diverse treatments. Although you can choose another text or even a song, get inspired!

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is aimed at anyone who likes illustration, regardless of technique or style, or any artist who seeks to take their creations a step further. It can also be a great apprenticeship for professional illustrators who want to learn about José Luís Ágreda's work and his technique.

Requirements and materials

You will only need basic drawing skills. You can illustrate by hand, but if you opt for digital, you will need a computer with a drawing software and a graphic tablet. During the course, José Luis will teach the notions of the Manga Studio program. If you want to try it for your practice you can download its free demo, or you can choose other tools such as Photoshop or Illustrator and many others.


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4113 Students
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José Luis Ágreda

A course by José Luis Ágreda

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José Luis Ágreda, was born in Seville in 1971 and is an illustrator and cartoonist. He has been a regular contributor to the newspaper El País and the humor weekly El Jueves for more than fifteen years. He has worked in advertising, press illustration, book illustration, comics and character design for animation, collaborating with clients such as Planet, Disney, PRISA, Ogilvy, Hachette, Norma, El Jueves, Image ...

In 2001 he created the album Cosecha Rosa (Undercómic publishing house), winner of the Best National Work Award in both the Barcelona and Madrid Comic Fair. In 2008 he started the successful series of children's stories CARLA (editorial Timun Mas), which have left fifteen titles.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Personal introduction
    • Influences
    • What is to illustrate?
  • U2

    Composition

    • What is illustrable?
    • Our tools
    • Compositional analysis: From the image to the idea 1
    • Compositional analysis: From the image to the idea 2
    • Compositional analysis: From the image to the idea 3
    • Compositional analysis: From the idea to the image 1
    • Compositional analysis: From idea to image 2
  • U3

    Colour

    • Theory of color for bums
    • Basic concepts of color theory
    • Limited pallet
  • U4

    Practical exercise

    • Introduction to Manga Studio
    • Brainstorming
    • Sketch of the idea
    • Make the drawing 1
    • Make the drawing 2
    • Final Art 1
    • Final Art 2
    • Final art 3
    • Take a test
  • FP

    Final project

    • Illustrating with story

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Illustration, Climax and Denouement. Illustration course by José Luis Ágreda

Illustration, Climax and Denouement

A course by José Luis Ágreda
Illustrator. Sevilla, Spain.
Joined June 2014
  • 99% positive reviews (338)
  • 4113 students