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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 print your first illustration with various inks in a homemade style

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% Positive reviews (1K)
  • 23298 students

Learn to draw digitally and print your first illustration with various inks in a homemade style

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% Positive reviews (1K)
  • 23298 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • Updated on 10/28/2020
  • 13 Lessons (1h 26m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Make the jump from paper to screen and learn to draw on a graphic tablet or your computer with illustrator and educator David Peña (Puño). Explore a range of creative techniques and exercises that will help you develop your artistic skills. Understand the uses of digital illustration with some basic guidelines for working and preparing your final work.

This course by Puño is the perfect complement to From Beginner to Superillustrator, for improving your drawing skills and unlocking your creativity; Drawing for Beginners Level -1, for learning how to make your first sketchbook by using basic drawing techniques; and also Drawing and Creativity for Big Little Artists, a creativity training course using nothing but your hands, your brain, and some basic tools.

About this 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 and his work, including his “garden of references,” which includes the blogs, images, illustrators, and styles that inspire him.

Then learn how to work with a graphics tablet. For this, Puño has developed a series of exclusive exercises that will help you train both your hand and your brain. Do you remember those calligraphy notebooks from your childhood? Learn how to become fluent in drawing and boost your creativity through fun digital writing tasks that will put your agility and motor skills to the test.

Once you have trained your graphic skills, Puño shows you some essential tricks for creating the gestures and movements of your characters.

The next step is to practice with some creative stimulation exercises. These should help you generate some great ideas and guide you toward making your first illustration inspired by a song.

Finally, see how to print your illustration by separating it into various inks and learn how to add texture to it.

What is this course's project?

In this course, make an illustration with various inks and prepare it for printing, screen printing, or as a homemade false risograph print.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at people who want to learn how to draw or anyone who has basic knowledge of traditional drawing and would like to explore digital drawing. Also, cartoonists of any level who need to learn how to use a graphics tablet...or anyone who wants to have fun drawing!

What you need

For this course, you will need a computer with Photoshop or similar software installed and a graphics tablet. It’s not necessary to already be familiar with how to use these tools.


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A course by Puño

Illustrator and Educator

Puño was born in Madrid in 1978. Since 1994, he has worked as an illustrator but didn’t really take it seriously until 2005. He has illustrated several books for children and adults alike and has published books of all kinds, including some with his poetry.

Puño has worked across different professional fields including advertising, press, and animation. In his spare time, he does street photography. He has lived in Madrid, A Coruña, and Paris, creating work for clients like Coca-Cola, Nike, Greenpeace, TEDx, BBVA, Telefónica, ING, Ono, El Mundo, Editorial 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 multiple illustration and creativity courses, specifically at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid.


  • 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. A 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 (1K)
  • 23298 students