Learn to reproduce digital illustrations on your handmade drawings
The introduction of digital design programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator has brought the art of drawing to new borders before unthinkable and has provided creative people with tools to exploit their skills to the fullest. But that does not mean that if you do not have access to Adobe programs or a graphics tablet you cannot be a great cartoonist.
In this course you will learn how to reproduce by hand some of the most useful tools of digital illustration programs with the help of Amadeo Gonzales, illustrator, editor of fanzines and extreme advocate of analog drawing or, what is The same, the handmade drawing on a paper with the tools of a lifetime.
What's included in this course?
You will start by knowing Amadeo, who will take you on a career path, in addition to describing his artistic style and commenting on some of his greatest influences in the world of comics and illustration in general.
You will discover the advantages of hand drawing over digital and what are the Adobe Photoshop tools that you can transfer to your drawings without the need of a computer, then start creating your drawing with a series of materials that Amadeo will describe in detail.
You will start by illustrating the background of your drawing in several layers, imitating the intersection layers of Photoshop: multiply effect, color intersection and negative drawing.
Using your "mental search engine" you will resort to graphic elements such as animals, objects or people in order to assemble a composition, using the previous layers as background texture.
You will learn to make touch-ups of brightness, contrast and color by hand, without having to resort to digital publishing.
Finally, Amadeo will give you a series of recommendations to solve unforeseen events and will explain the care you should have with your drawings once finished.
What is this course project?
You will create an illustration by hand imitating the tools offered by Adobe Photoshop.
Who is it aimed at?
To students of graphic design or artistic careers and to anyone with a fondness for drawing.
You will need 250g A4 cardboard, a 2B pencil, tempera markers, colored pencils, watercolors, acrylic, water, Chinese ink and brushes of the numbers 0, 8 and 16.
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Amadeo Gonzales is dedicated to the illustration and edition of fanzines . In 2001 he created the fanzine Carboncito, a Peruvian comic and graphic art magazine. Amadeo is a cultural manager and director of the Galeria Del Momento, and organizer of the Carboncito festival dedicated to comics, graphic art and independent publications.
For more than ten years he has been a professor of comic strip, drawing and production of fanzines in Lima and has participated in festivals such as Comiccopolis in Argentina, Impressive Festival in Chile, the FIT in Costa Rica and the Gutter Fest in Barcelona.