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Creating Original Illustrations with a Tablet

A course by Puño
Illustrator and Educator. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined March 2004
, Illustrator and Educator

Learn to draw digitally and make a homemade print of your first illustration using several layers of ink

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 32657 students

Learn to draw digitally and make a homemade print of your first illustration using several layers of ink



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 32657 students
  • 13 lessons (1h 26m)
  • 22 additional resources (17 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
  • Updated on 10/28/2020


In this online course, trade in traditional pencil and paper for digital ones and learn how to draw directly on a graphics tablet or your computer alongside illustrator and educator David Peña, better known as Puño. Explore a variety of creative techniques and hone your artistic skills with fun practice exercises. Puño teaches you the fundamentals of digital illustration by guiding you through his process, from the first sketch to the final art.

If you're interested in further exploring your creativity and bringing out your inner artist, check out Puño's other courses: Creative Drawing Techniques for Beginners, Drawing for Beginners Level -1, and Drawing and Creativity for Big Little Artists.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Hi, I'm Puño!
  • U2
    U2. Draw on a table!
  • U3
    U3. Creative stimulation exercises
  • U4
    U4. Project: draw and print our illustration
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin by getting to know Puño, his work, and his ever-growing "garden of references:" a compilation of all the blogs, graphic resources, illustrators, and styles that inspire him.

Next, learn how to draw with a graphics tablet. Puño walks you through some special exercises he created to help you get your hand and your mind used to working with a digital interface—similar to those composition notebooks from elementary school, but for drawing. Start with simple lines and shapes and move on to gradually more complex ones to put your motor skills to the test and see where your creativity takes you.

Once you've got the hang of it, Puño shows you some expert tricks to make your characters livelier through body language and facial expressions.

Now it's time to work on your project! Run through another set of exercises to spark your creativity and generate great ideas. Pick the one you like best and develop it into your first illustration: a visual representation of a song.

Finally, learn how to add texture to your illustration and separate it into multiple layers for printing.

What is this course's project?

Create a multilayered illustration to print however you'd like; your teacher shows you how to make a homemade imitation risograph print with several layers of ink.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in learning how to draw and artists, regardless of their level, who want to transfer their traditional drawing skills to the digital realm and learn how to work with a graphics tablet...or simply anybody who wants to play around with drawing!

Requirements and materials

To take this course, all you need is a graphics tablet (Wacom or similar), a computer, and any version of Photoshop or a similar program, although no previous experience with these tools is necessary.


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Puño

A course by Puño

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Illustrator and Educator

Puño was born in Madrid in 1978. He has worked as an illustrator since 1994 but didn't actually take it seriously until 2005. He is the author of several book illustrations, both for children and adults, and has published books of all kinds, including some with his poems.

He has worked in different professional fields, such as advertising, press, and animation, and in his spare time, he makes street photography series. He has lived in Madrid, A Coruña, and Paris, and has worked for almost every imaginable client, such as Coca-Cola, Nike, Greenpeace, TEDx, BBVA, Telefonica, ING Direct, Ono, El Mundo, Kalandraka, and Nobrow 8.

In 2009, he won the SM Foundation International Illustration Prize and the First Creacomic CAM 2009 Award. Since 2011, he has coordinated and directed several courses in illustration and creativity, including at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid.


Content

  • U1

    Hi, I'm Puño!

    • Friend and esthete
    • The reference garden
  • U2

    Draw on a table!

    • First steps
    • Digital graphomotor
    • Some essential tricks
    • Create your own brushes 1
    • Create your own brushes 2
  • U3

    Creative stimulation exercises

    • Tracing is not a crime!
    • Let's draw together
    • Draw a song
  • U4

    Project: draw and print our illustration

    • Project planning
    • Layers, ink and textures
    • Home printing: false risography
  • FP

    Final project

    • Original illustration of your fist and tablet

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Creating Original Illustrations with a Tablet. Illustration course by Puño Best seller

Creating Original Illustrations with a Tablet

A course by Puño
Illustrator and Educator. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined March 2004
  • 96% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 32657 students