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Geometric Illustration with Volume

A course by Edgar Rozo
Digital illustrator. Bogotá, Colombia.
On Domestika since 04/23/2015
, Digital illustrator

Learn the techniques to design digital characters with big personalities using 'savage' geometry

  • 100% Positive reviews (3)
  • 584 students
  • Spanish with subtitles
Geometric Illustration with Volume

Learn the techniques to design digital characters with big personalities using 'savage' geometry


  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 100% Positive reviews (3)
  • 584 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 21 Lessons (3h 38m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever


Geometry, by definition, studies shapes and their properties in space, but what about ‘savage’ geometry? That’s how digital illustration expert Edgar Rozo defines his style, in which he takes geometric shapes and endows them with shadows, lights, and colors, to create characters that are full of depth and volume. Through his illustrations, he has collaborated with brands such as BBC, adidas, CNN Creative, Movistar, among others.

In this course, you’ll learn to see the organic world in a geometric way, creating your own full of life character, from vectors, using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Sketching wild geometry
  • U3
    U3. Of the plane
  • U4
    U4. To the wild volume
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You'll start with a search for inspiration, making an analysis of cultural references, design, and everything that brings ideas to your composition’s story.

Then, with the list of resulting elements, you'll define your design’s personality before you face the blank sheet with quick sketching exercises that will help you understand basic structures, let your imagination run wild, and explore different things in a short time, in order to give personality, movement, and identity to your character.

You'll go from organic to geometric, using lines, curves, and geometric figures to highlight the visual essence of the listed elements, as these are an important part of the story you want to tell.

Once the basic composition is defined, you'll simplify the strokes by generating shapes through the union of points and corners by relying on the accidental grids that are generated, allowing greater clarity, solidity, and abstraction to the illustration.

You'll digitize the sketch with Adobe Illustrator, using the pen, pencil, and trace tools.

Then, you’ll apply color to your character, and define the color palette that you consider appropriate for your design.

You'll export the created layers to Adobe Photoshop and, by using adjustment layers, blending modes, loop selections, and layer masks, you'll add lights, highlights, shadows, and textures that will translate into volume.

Finally, Edgar will explain the post-production treatment that he usually gives to his images, with filters, noise, high pass, and other tools that will turn your drawings into characters with their own style and stunning form.

What is this course's project?

You’ll create a fictional character, preferably an animal, supported by elements inspired by a cultural event you feel identified with.

Who is it for?

Illustrators, designers, and anyone interested in drawing and creating characters with a style they can call their own.

What you need

You’ll need basics Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills, a computer with both those programs, pencil, paper, and plenty of enthusiasm.


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Edgar Rozo

A course by Edgar Rozo

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Digital illustrator

Edgar Rozo is a digital illustration expert from Bogotá (Colombia) with a style that is characterized by geometric shapes, vibrant colors, fantasy and textures that simulate three-dimensionality. He has collaborated with brands such as CNN, BBC, adidas, and Movistar, among others.

His training in multimedia engineering taught him the basics of graphic design and programming, although he has been dedicated exclusively to illustration for more than seven years. Many of his pieces take inspiration from pop culture, which is why you’ll find in his portfolio lots of reinterpretations of famous people from music, film, and sports.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation (Who I am)
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    Sketching wild geometry

    • Reference List
    • Warming shapes
    • My sketch I
    • My sketch II
    • Geometrizing the face
  • U3

    Of the plane

    • Of pens and pencils
    • Of favorite tools
    • Of effects and psychedelia I
    • Of effects and psychedelia II
    • Vectorizing my character
    • The universe of your character
    • Coloring the plane
  • U4

    To the wild volume

    • Layers and masks
    • Selection tools
    • Fusion options
    • To volume I
    • To volume II
    • Wild retouching
  • FP

    Final project

    • Wild geometry: from plane to volume

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Geometric Illustration with Volume. A Illustration course by Edgar Rozo Best sellers

Geometric Illustration with Volume

A course by Edgar Rozo
Digital illustrator. Bogotá, Colombia.
On Domestika since 04/23/2015
  • 100% Positive reviews (3)
  • 584 students