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Fantasy Drawings in Graphite and Watercolor: A Field Guide

A course by Iris Compiet , Illustrator

Illustrator. Terneuzen, Netherlands.
Joined June 2020

Learn how to sketch fantasy drawings with graphite pencils and watercolors. Tell a story through your fantastical creatures.

  • Best seller
  • 100% positive reviews (4)
  • 1626 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to sketch fantasy drawings with graphite pencils and watercolors. Tell a story through your fantastical creatures.

A course by Iris Compiet

Discover the enchanting realm of fantasy illustration with the guidance of Iris, an artist renowned for her award-winning creations.

In this course, you will embark on a journey to bring your imaginative characters to life using the magical combination of pencils and watercolors. Iris's passion for telling stories through art will inspire you to look at the world around you with new wonder and excitement.

Iris's expertise in fantasy illustration is demonstrated through her collaborations with prominent clients like Wizards of the Coast and her concept art contributions to Netflix. With her published book "Faeries of Faultlines," she invites you into her studio filled with treasures and oddities that ignite her creativity.

On this creative expedition, Iris will reveal her artistic process and show you how to create captivating fantasy creatures using traditional tools: graphite, colored pencils, and watercolors. You will also learn to integrate your creatures digitally through InDesign, among other tips that you will discover throughout the course.

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What will you learn in this online course?

12 lessons & 28 downloads

A Bestiary or Field Journal
10 minutes, 28 seconds
Materials
1 minute, 58 seconds
About Creatures
4 minutes, 41 seconds
Fleshing Out Some Ideas
10 minutes, 34 seconds
Bringing Everything Together
4 minutes, 1 second
  • 100% positive reviews (4)
  • 1626 students
  • 12 lessons (1h 24m)
  • 28 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Your final project for this course will be to develop the beginnings of your very own bestiary or "field guide." Guided by Iris's teachings, you'll create a captivating illustration of a fantasy creature. This project will showcase your newfound skills and your ability to transform your imaginative visions into reality.

Who is this online course for?

This course welcomes anyone who possesses a passion for storytelling through illustration. Whether you're an aspiring artist or an experienced creative, Iris's comprehensive guidance will equip you with the tools and techniques to turn your inspirations into captivating artworks. No matter your background, if you're fascinated by fantasy and driven to communicate stories through art, this course is tailor-made for you.

Requirements and materials

To embark on this enchanting artistic journey, you only need a genuine interest in fantasy illustration and storytelling. Whether you're a novice or an experienced artist, Iris's step-by-step guidance will empower you to bring your imaginative characters to life using traditional tools and techniques.


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4 Reviews
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Iris Compiet

A course by Iris Compiet

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Illustrator

Iris is an award-winning artist recognized for her exceptional work in the field of fantasy illustration. Her studio is a treasure trove of inspiration, full of oddities and memories that fuel her imagination. With a portfolio that includes collaborations with esteemed clients like Wizards of the Coast and contributions to Netflix, Iris's passion for telling stories through art is undeniable.

Inspired by fairy tales, folklore and the world around her, Iris's creative process is a testament to the magic of traditional artistic techniques. Her captivating fantasy creatures come to life thanks to her masterful use of pencils and watercolors.

Iris shares her wealth of experience and knowledge by guiding you on an immersive journey into the art of fantasy illustration. Embark on this creative adventure with Iris and learn to give voice to your imaginative characters through the timeless magic of traditional art.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences and Inspiration
  • U2

    Exploration and Discovery

    • A Bestiary or Field Journal
    • Materials
    • About Creatures
    • Developing a Story around the Creature
    • Finding References and Inspiration for Your Creature
  • U3

    Observing and Documenting: Let’s Create a Field Journal Entry!

    • Let's Explore! It's Time to Sketch
    • Fleshing Out Some Ideas
    • Adding Another Dimension: Sketching with Watercolors
  • U4

    Designing the Layout of the Journal's Spread and Overcoming Creative Blocks by Sketching

    • Bringing Everything Together
    • Perfection, Art Blocks, Fear of Failure? Just Keep Sketching!
  • FP

    Final project

    • Fantasy Drawings in Graphite and Watercolor: A Field Guide

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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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Fantasy Drawings in Graphite and Watercolor: A Field Guide. Illustration course by Iris Compiet Best seller

Fantasy Drawings in Graphite and Watercolor: A Field Guide

A course by Iris Compiet
Illustrator. Terneuzen, Netherlands.
Joined June 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (4)
  • 1626 students