Learn to interpret and illustrate with satire, finding your identity as an illustrator
Finding a personal style and applying it to an illustration respecting the natural essence and the objective of it is important when it is also a portrait. The renowned artist Augusto Costhanzo, has a very defined style and marked by humor. He takes his illustrations as a portraitist and incorporates satire comfortably intelligently.
In this course, Costhanzo will teach you to find your world view and transform it into insolent and personal, so that later you can apply it to a portrait.
About this course
You will start by knowing Costhanzo, how he became an illustrator and what has influenced his work. He will tell you about his influences and explain what you will do during the course.
You will make a brief introduction to the history of the cartoon, making stops in the different styles, times and techniques. Already involved in the subject, the teacher will guide you to find your personal style.
You will choose who to portray, investigating the person, analyzing it and preparing the ground to go to the paper. Then, you will focus on getting an idea to start sketching your scene with pencil and paper.
Next, you will focus on resolving the resemblance to the person in question, stopping on facial features but being consistent with your personal style. You will try portraying front, profile and three quarters until you find the best option.
You will digitize your illustration. Then you will learn the different steps to follow both in the process of illustration and retouching, as in the digital application of color.
Costhanzo will teach you how to deliver the drawing for publication in different media, so that it looks better.
Finally, you will review the finished work and the teacher will give you the latest advice and conclusions for your next projects.
What is this course's project?
You will make a portrait of the person you choose, based on a personal and satirical look.
Who is it for?
To people who already draw and seek to shape their own style and personality.
What you need
You will need basic notions of drawing, self-criticism and enthusiasm for drawing.
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Costhanzo is a cartoonist from Buenos Aires and a constant search engine of those winks that sows the universe and that we do not perceive at first sight.
A long career as a cartoonist precedes him, 30 years specifically. Humor and satire play a fundamental role in his identity as an illustrator, although he is also inspired by music, literature, politics, sports and art. His illustrations also usually start with an idea or informative key for the user or reader.