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Whimsical Sketchbook: Draw Imaginary Creatures from Nature

A course by Vorja Sánchez , Painter and Illustrator

Painter and Illustrator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined February 2022

Learn to draw fantastical beings inspired by organic forms found in nature and turn your sketchbook into an enchanting universe

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  • 100% positive reviews (266)
  • 9011 students
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to draw fantastical beings inspired by organic forms found in nature and turn your sketchbook into an enchanting universe

A course by Vorja Sánchez

A sketchbook is the gateway to a creative space where right and wrong, preconceptions, judgments, and limits cease to exist. Illustrator Vorja Sánchez teaches you to develop a fantastical nature sketchbook full of creatures from another world.

In this online course, turn your sketchbook into a magical and uniquely personal universe. Unravel the secrets held within the smallest details of woodland life and get inspired by its organic shapes to bring captivating, otherworldly beings to life.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 19 downloads

Materials for the course
5 minutes, 27 seconds
Natural patterns
10 minutes, 23 seconds
The forest as a bank of images
6 minutes, 51 seconds
Creature from plant forms 1
19 minutes, 14 seconds
Creature from plant forms 2
19 minutes, 20 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (266)
  • 9011 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 21m)
  • 19 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create an artist's sketchbook as the foundations of your own fantastical universe.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Art and nature lovers wanting to extract a touch of fantasy from their surroundings and discover the hidden wonders of the forest.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is necessary to take this course.

In terms of materials, you need a sketchbook, pencils, and your choice of drawing tools (colored pencils, watercolors, etc.).


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9011 Students
266 Reviews
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Vorja Sánchez

A course by Vorja Sánchez

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Painter and Illustrator

Vorja Sánchez is a painter and illustrator who's designed book and album covers as well as murals. His work consists of creating art that he sells online and in galleries.

His pieces are directly linked to nature and breathe life into mythical creatures based on organic forms observed in nature. He uses a diverse range of techniques to connect as many elements as possible throughout complex compositions bursting with magic.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Educate the look

    • The value of your notebook: a unique treasure
    • Materials for the course
    • Natural patterns
    • The forest as a bank of images
    • Draw organic shapes 1
    • Draw organic shapes 2
  • U3

    From organic to fantastic

    • Creature from plant forms 1
    • Creature from plant forms 2
    • Creature from fungi and lichen 1
    • Creature from fungi and lichen 2
    • Creature from fungi and lichens 3
    • Creature from bones and shells 1
    • Creature from bones and shells 2
  • U4

    Creatures with personality

    • Expand the references
    • The importance of dialogue
  • FP

    Final project

    • Whimsical Sketchbook: Draw Imaginary Creatures from Nature

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    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.

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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.

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Whimsical Sketchbook: Draw Imaginary Creatures from Nature. Illustration course by Vorja Sánchez Best seller

Whimsical Sketchbook: Draw Imaginary Creatures from Nature

A course by Vorja Sánchez
Painter and Illustrator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined February 2022
  • 100% positive reviews (266)
  • 9011 students