Looking for some help to improve your structure, study, and illustration skills? Want to improve your cartoony style? Want to get better at drawing from references and learn from peers all around the world? No matter your illustration goals, I think you'll enjoy and benefit from this course!
There are two options:OPTION 1
Pursue a Verified Certificate ($49 USD)
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Audit This Course (No Certificate)
Audit this course for free and have complete access to all the course material, activities, tests, and forums. Please note that this track does not offer a certificate for learners who earn a passing grade.
I took it last year and earned a certificate! More than the certificate, this course brought me back in touch with many of the original methods I used when I was younger learning to illustrate (observing from life), taught me how to apply methods I was doing intuitively on purpose and creatively (rule of thirds), and brought me in touch with new methods such as integrating foreground, midground, and background and where to place different elements to optimize the visual effects I wanted for a piece. A year later and I'm still expanding on what I learned but this course set me up with great basics!
You have the option of taking the course for free and you'll have access to the message boards and the opportunity to learn from illustrators all over the world! Come across a method or assignment (these are optional in the free version) that you have trouble with? Everyone I spoke to on the message boards was amicable and happy to help out by presenting the method in a way that I understood. If you are in a spot where it's difficult to go out in the field, photo and video references are completely acceptable for the course submissions.
I'm taking it again as an audit (for free) to refresh myself. If you take it with me I'm happy to help you out with methods and assignment options!
See you there!