Do you want to create characters for comics, video games or animated feature films etc.?
Then you need to be able to draw the human figure quickly and properly.
Marvel legend Rene Cordova teaches you the basic principles of drawing male and female figures in a easy to understand and practical way.
The goal of this course is for you to build a solid foundation in figure drawing so you can easily draw characters in different styles.
Rene also includes bonus videos, like the importance of having a sketchbook, drawing the male and female figure in a multitude of poses and with different expressions.
In this video, Rene will give a general overview of male body structures and how to begin constructing them, using a photo as a reference.
In this video, we will learn how to digitally clean up lines in our sketches, using different pens and erasers. We will refine our body structures, leaving a clear structure to build on.
In this video, Rene will teach us his method for adding volume to the bodies of our characters. We will apply the rules of geometry and anatomy to create solid-looking muscles and body parts.
In this video, Rene will give us an exercise to practise drawing body structures from three different perspectives.
In this video, we will learn how to draw different Toon styles and character designs based on real-life references. Rene will show us how body structures are the key to expanding into different styles.
In this video Rene will demonstrate how body structures should be used to create the Toon style. We will see the importance of using these structures as a base and how they apply to both formal and Toon styles.
In this video Rene will show us how we can apply the principles of body structure to create ‘chibi’ and ‘cute’ styles. We will learn to apply principles such as exaggeration and character development to give life to our ‘chibi’ and ‘cute’ style drawings.
In this exercise, we must draw figures in dynamic poses, in either a formal or a Toon style.
This video will give a brief introduction to female body structures and an overview of what to expect in the coming classes.
In this video Rene will show us how to approach drawing basic female body structures adhering to a formal style. We will be applying the basics of body structure, taking into account the subtleties of the female form.
In this video we will learn how to draw clothes on our characters. Rene will demonstrate the importance of body structures and how they play an integral role in creating clothes that look natural and realistic.
This is an exercise video in which Rene will present us with a selection of photographs to be used in the current exercise. We will need to choose one, and use it as a reference for a drawing.
In this video, we will learn how to represent motion and dynamics in our drawings in a natural, realistic way. Rene will teach us how to use dimensions and our own common sense to produce the desired results.
In this video, Rene will teach us how to apply our knowledge of body structures to produce different Toon sketches. He selects a few different ideas to show we can vary our sketches in terms of pose, motion and dynamics.
In this video, Rene will be developing one of the sketches he worked on in the previous Sketches video. He will demonstrate how to add clothes and personality, using body structures as a base.
This is an exercise video in which we must create both a male and a female character based on the body structures that we have been working on.
In this video, Rene will teach us the importance of owning a sketchbook and why we should have it to hand at all times. We will also learn how Rene personally uses his sketchbook, and the methods he uses to get the most out of his sketching.
In this video, Rene will give a demonstration of sketching the female form in a multitude of poses and expressions.
In this video, Rene will show us the utility of sketching the male form in various poses and perspectives in his sketchbook, highlighting the importance of body structure.
Currently, the Masterclass includes the following 8 pre-recorded courses:
You can see an overview of all 8 here: https://www.21-draw.com/masterclass/illustrator-masterclass/
They are on-demand (pre-recorded) video tutorials that you can watch online to any of your devices (unlimited times), anytime! Therefore you can easily watch (and rewatch) them at your convenience and at your own pace.
Some basic drawing skills are required to fully follow along & learn from the lessons in all our courses. The courses vary in level, and in general are suited for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
If you are an absolute beginner with no or very little art experience we recommend checking out our books instead.
Many lessons in our courses work for both digital and traditional art. However, there are a few tutorials where a digital drawing software will come in handy for example Photoshop or Procreate for iPad. But for the majority of lessons it is more about the underlying concepts.
It is a one-time payment. No recurring fees, no subscription fees.
You can download most of the course resources (exercise sheets, assignments, PSD files etc) from the site, but you cannot download the video lessons to your computer.
With your one-time purchase you have lifetime access to the course(s).
If for any reason at all you are unhappy with our courses or feel it isn’t helping you improve your drawing skills— then just email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to give you 100% of your money back within 30 days of your purchase. No questions asked. No excuses. Just a guarantee you can trust.
We don’t offer a certificate of completion at the moment but this is something we are looking into.
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