Learn to put your ideas onto paper through exercises of observation and documentation
A visual work does not begin when the hands begin to draw it, but in the process of observation and previous investigation that the artist carries out to realize a masterpiece. The visual artist Alex Arizmendi is a strong supporter of this theory that he has been putting to the test with impeccable results during his more than 15 years of professional experience working for clients such as Warner Music, Editorial Televisa or Marvel Comics.
Observe carefully what surrounds you and know in depth other graphic techniques and the model you want to draw will make your results better; that's why in this course Alex will teach you different methods of observation and documentation to improve your drawing technique.
What's included in this course?
You will start the course knowing Alex Arizmendi, who will explain his professional career, will show you some of his works and his main artistic influences.
You will discover the importance of the artist's observation capacity and demystify some common myths and confusions about drawing.
Then you will discover the search and documentation system of Alex's creative process. After the research phase, you will start brainstorming to generate great ideas that will lead you to find a solid concept for your project.
You will apply different methods of observation to make the sketch with the use of grid, guide lines, strength and implicit, the study of forms and negative and positive spaces.
You will elaborate a work file that will help you maintain an ideal order to choose the final concept and you will pass it to the paper in your first sketch, applying all the observed observation methods.
To finish, you will prepare the final drawing with firmer and more defined strokes.
What is this course project about?
You will create the drawing of a character with different methods of observation from photographic references, using a human element, an animal element and an inorganic element.
Who is it for?
To illustrators, cartoonists and anyone who wants to learn to see to draw and improve or improve their drawing technique.
To carry out this course it is necessary to have basic knowledge of drawing.
You can do the exercises in a traditional way with pencil, paper, eraser and ruler or also in digital, with a computer with Adobe Photoshop installed.
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Alex Arizmendi was born in 1976 in Mexico City (Mexico). His passion for fantasy, science fiction, human emotions and pop culture led him to devote himself to the visual arts, specifically to drawing. He has extensive professional experience of almost two decades, mainly in the publishing, advertising and entertainment industries. Among its clients are brands such as Editorial Televisa, Warner Music, Telcel, Avon and Marvel Comics.
His work has been recognized by different communities of the visual world such as Behance, IdN magazine and Advance Photoshop. He has also been a lecturer at UAM Azcapotzalco, UAM Xochimilco, Universidad del Pedregal, Northwestern University of Tampico, Anáhuac de Puebla and Universidad Londres, among others.