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JRA Ewals
4 months ago
5.0 rating
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Fantastic course! I learned SO much about the behavior of light and shadow and how to use blending modes!! My gosh before this course I never dared to tackle light, but Aveline explains everything in a very clear and fun way. Lastly, the processes of her atmosphere developments just blew me away! Thanks so much to Aveline for sharing her knowledge with us and to 21Draw for giving this great lesson a platform. ~ a grateful student
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Jay Wootton
4 months ago
5.0 rating
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I saw an ad for this specific course and I bought a membership right away. Colour and Light is something I’ve always struggled with in my art. The course inspired me to try new things and gave me fun ways to teach myself through my love of film and story telling.
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Anat
4 months ago
5.0 rating
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I'm 35yo and I've always wanted to get into digital drawing, I even have an older brother who is a 3D artist in the film industry, yet I have never been able to use this technology since it all seemed so overwhelming. This course is incredible! it was exactly what I have been looking for, step by step tutorials with clear instructions, each lesson is short and to the point. I can now create my own drawings from scratch on my iPad (I didn't even use procreate) and I am forever grateful!
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Erica
4 months ago
5.0 rating
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The teacher alone MAKES this course. I truly enjoyed Randy’s openness, his ability to lay things out, and his self deprecating but frank demeanor. He does a great job at explaining design choices, archetypes, stylization, and costuming. There are character examples that are familiar from pop culture, which I found very helpful. There is one lesson in particular that shows his process for designing a DnD character that was fascinating to watch, and provided good insight on the process.
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Chris
1 year ago
5.0 rating
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I loved the flow of this course. You start really simple with gesture and move from there. The only dislike was the music seemed overwhelming at first but calmed down throughout the course. I will continue to use this course.
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Bailie
4 months ago
5.0 rating
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I absolutely loved this course! I saw an almost instant improvement in my drawing abilities. Rodgon is an amazing teacher who can break down complex subjects into easy to understand steps. I really hope he will teach more courses in the future.
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Natacia
8 months ago
5.0 rating
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Wooooow this course was so good! I honestly planned on skipping over some of the beginning videos because I use procreate all time time- but I'm glad I didn't because there were some things Erika uses in her workflow that I never considered using (like liquify). After the basics she goes through her entire illustration process and I really fell in love with the way she chooses gesture over lineart. Overall such a fun and great course. 10/10 recommend.
Review of "Beginner’s Guide to Digital Drawing in Procreate" course
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Fruzsina G. Berkes
4 months ago
5.0 rating
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After I purchased my iPad and the Procreate I struggled a bit to find a course like this: starting with the sketching and going through the whole process and ending with rendering. I am a beginner at drawing and I just decided to learn also drawing digital. Erika is just lovely and she made this course so easy to understand yet full of informations, I am grateful! I do recommend to anyone who wants to have a better understanding with Procreate and layers, coloring, rendering, lighting. <3
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Elisa
4 months ago
5.0 rating
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Wonderful course with great technique!!! This was my first time with Procreate and I learned a lot of things!!!! The teacher shows you everything you need to understand Procreate and good tips for drawing better!!!! Thank you!!!!
Review of "Drawing a Female Character in Procreate" course
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Paulo Cesar Salazar
7 months ago
5.0 rating
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So far, the best and most clear online class I've seen regarding lighting on characters, I can't help but thank you for helping me make my designs look better!!!!
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Sasa B.
4 months ago
5.0 rating
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I agree with Natalia, even though Randy says that he doesn't come of as engaging or excited, but his course is on point with a lot of great information. I really enjoyed his course and I hope there will be more coming! I give it at least three thumbs up! Thanks Randy!
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Brian Epstein
2 years ago
5.0 rating
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Although what made me put down my money was how much content was in the masterclass and seeing how much effort was put into making them, especially Character Design and Creature Design. I knew I was paying for quality.
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Caroline Wilson
2 years ago
5.0 rating
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Superb course. Takes you from design brief to the finished piece. I particularly love the fact that it doesn't solely concentrate on drawing, but also goes into the breakdown over the decisions behind the creative process.
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Courtney
11 months ago
5.0 rating
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Maria does a great job of explaining her process start to finish. Very easy to follow and directly translatable to multiple subjects.
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Danielle
11 months ago
5.0 rating
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Professionally filmed and edited and quite easy to follow. I like that this tutorial is traditional-medium-friendly. Very helpful! My superhero came out looking pretty awesome!
Review of "Character Design from a Brief: The Male Superhero" course
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Laticia
8 months ago
4.0 rating
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I've watched the program 4 times now. I love it. From the voice, to the explanation it all worked well. If I have to pick anything to criticize, it would be I wish it was either a bit longer and really went in depth with the step by step (as someone new to digital drawing a workflow I can imitate till I find my way would be helpful) to help me build a base workflow as I get better in digital drawing. Overall though it was well worth what I spent. Thank you.
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Ana
8 months ago
5.0 rating
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I love these classes. Finally I feel enough confidence for drawing the human figure correctly!! Yay!!
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Marq Mervin
8 months ago
5.0 rating
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This course was very enjoyable! I'm new to Procreate, so it was nice to learn about the different brushes and techniques she used. We have a similar art style, but I really appreciate her words of encouragement and the use of reference. This is something I tell my students, but sometimes forget to do myself. Overall, I really loved this course!
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Dave
8 months ago
4.0 rating
Great instructions, clear explanations. My only critique is that sometimes his hand or arm would be in the way of things he just drew, or sometimes it would cut from his drawing to him talking. If, like me, you were following along and drawing, those moments made it tough to see a reference to the thing that you were trying to draw. Also, the music loop does get in your head a bit after a while. Overall, recommended. After following along with this, drawing cartoony super heroes feels easy!
Review of "Character Design from a Brief: The Male Superhero" course
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Diana
8 months ago
5.0 rating
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I love to learn from a Disney legend of classic movies everyone loves. I met the brothers Bancroft recently online and they are amazing, humble and lovely humans behind the super creative minds. I higly recommend Tom´s course
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Clare
8 months ago
5.0 rating
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The pacing was perfect and it was very in depth and understandable. Highly recommend for both beginners and experienced artists looking to brush up on fundamentals.
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Jérôme Casavant
9 months ago
5.0 rating
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I only took the character design course with Kenneth Anderson so far, but I truly enjoyed it. It answered a lot of questions I had about the process of creating a character from scratch. I'm looking foward to take other classes as well.
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Heather Leary
9 months ago
5.0 rating
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Amazing Course! I was able to follow and understand her instructions. Loved how detailed Maria Lia Malandrino was with her instructions.
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Ronna
9 months ago
5.0 rating
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Very clear for most of it! I got a little lost occasionally because I don’t use a lot of the masking and etc (YET) but I’m inspired to branch out a lot more in my techniques,
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Allen Tidmore
10 months ago
5.0 rating
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Great teaching, and a great team who put these videos together! Excellent work!
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Amber
8 months ago
5.0 rating
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Amazing video! Super helpful, I learned a lot about the different kinds of shadows and lighting!
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shaecreate
7 months ago
5.0 rating
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I absolutely love this course, it gives a lot of help to beginners and people who wants to use references. I learned a lot from this and I recommend this to anyone on any level!
Review of "Beginner’s Guide to Digital Drawing in Procreate" course
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Kelly
6 months ago
5.0 rating
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Erika does an excellent job explaining each step to her process and shows you exactly what to select in Procreate to recreate the things she is showing us. I still struggle with some of the finer things Procreate can do (layers, blending modes, and transformation tools) and I felt these were all covered well in the course.
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Abigail Spence
6 months ago
5.0 rating
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I really liked the speaker's insight on the basics of character design. Coming from someone who has tried to teach themselves the fundamentals, it was nice to have it all spelled out so clearly and with examples. Getting to see the speaker's process was also super helpful!
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Maddie
6 months ago
5.0 rating
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A really good course, especially for beginners, as Erika explains everything in procreate step by step. I'm using Procreate for some time already and I still learned some things. Because of this course my digital art improved much.
Review of "Beginner’s Guide to Digital Drawing in Procreate" course
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Stefana Inczeffi Duma
6 months ago
5.0 rating
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I like Rodgon's involvement, patience and way of explaining the basics. His tips and tricks are useful too!
Review of "How to Bring Your Characters to Life" course
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Stefana Inczeffi Duma
6 months ago
5.0 rating
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Kenneth has so much patience for explaining every little detail! It shows that he loves what he is doing. Thanks Kenneth!
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Sara Gregorio Jordan
6 months ago
5.0 rating
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Meike has been one of my fav artist ever, so everything I can say from his course is that I loved it! I strongly recommend it to see how she creates her beautiful illustrations.
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Maria
6 months ago
5.0 rating
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Even after using Procreate for a few years, there were still quite a few new things Erika taught me in this series. Her illustrations are amazing, and the whole class inspired me. I especially like the step by step instructions that helped me learn new steps between what I do now and what I can up my game to do. Additionally, I learned new ways to do some of the same things I already do but MUCH easier. I'm so thankful to have watched this course!
Review of "Beginner’s Guide to Digital Drawing in Procreate" course
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Lee
6 months ago
5.0 rating
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I love this style of art, Kenneth has a lovely style and an interesting approach. A very well detailed and engaging tutorial, I loved it and I'm sure I'll probably go through it a few times.
Review of "Character Driven Illustrations" course
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Lukasz
6 months ago
5.0 rating
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Very detailed and well explained process of making illustrations. Really the essence of what is needed to develop in such field. I realy enjoyed the course and like the way of explaining the whole process. Thank you for this course.
Review of "Character Driven Illustrations" course
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Peter Mukisa Amegovu
6 months ago
5.0 rating
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I'm a college student doing animation, this is my first year and I really love the details, thinking process behind this course. I have learned so much about character design fundamentals in the few hours of this course than I ever have. I feel for anyone getting into the animation field, this course is a must-have. Take notes too! Really helpful!
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fal
6 months ago
5.0 rating
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Erika is a great teacher, very relaxing to watch and listen to. She explains things really well in a positive and encouraging manner. If I had to change one thing, I'd love to see some improvements on the captioning as sometimes they covered up stuff on the slides, or weren't completely correct. Not enough to confuse the message, but enough to be a distraction. Overall, I feel I learned a lot from this course and look forward to the next one.
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MB.
3 months ago
5.0 rating
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I love this course so much! Rodgon really helped to break down elements of the human figure to a much simpler state. I also love how he gives several examples to make sure you understand the material. Thank you for this inspiring course, and I’m excited to participate in future courses. 😁
Review of "How to Bring Your Characters to Life" course
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Wilson
6 months ago
5.0 rating
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I am fairly new to drawing but I found this extremely helpful. I really enjoyed the breaking down of the body into simple shapes and how to do simple gestures. I am slowly able to see how I want to create my character and draw it on a piece of paper. Thanks Rod!!!
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Nick
5 months ago
5.0 rating
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extremely clear guidelines, simple tutorials for any level and an artist that went through the process of growth as one. Simply amazing.
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Lorenzo Salvadori
5 months ago
5.0 rating
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The best drawing course I've seen so far!!
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Vivi
3 months ago
5.0 rating
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What an excellent start to 21draw. I was able to learn new techniques and drop some bad habits that I've picked up while learning on my own. Having a clear set of steps with thorough explanations really helped me better understand how to even begin drawing characters. Thank you.
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Amber Wheeler
3 months ago
5.0 rating
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I've watched a lot of videos on youtube, even on here. But this course is the one that really helped me understand how to draw. Rodrigo teaches you the basics, but he makes you UNDERSTAND the basics, why you do the things you do and easy ways to get the design you want. I watched his videos over and over for a couple of weeks and saw my art improve so much from what it was. Really great instructor, and an even better artist!
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