Hello everyone I am runesofuttoria creator of the NFT project Runes of Uttoria, you can just call me runes. Being a member of a local art community I noticed that members tend to have a hard time drawing, some of them have experience already and some have none but still want to learn. The Filipino Artist Guild decided to start a workshop to help the members improve in their skills and I was nominated by the members to share my knowledge and help them in the best way I can.
I love illustration and learned them with the help of another guildmate Ritzzard . He taught me the basics and guided me on which to study first. As I continue to study, I noticed that I made a lot of progress. Here are some of my works.
Learning the basics and fundamentals can be boring but having a strong understanding of them can really help you grow. So here is my plan for the workshop.
- Basic Fundamentals about Drawing and Illustrations. The goal is to equip entry-level artists with the basics and for experienced artists to have a stronger knowledge of fundamentals in illustration. Each session with has different activities as well as homework so they can practice as well.
Session 1: Drawing shapes
Teach them how to draw in the simplest form, breaking down the subject into simple shapes and creating a basic structure on which they can build their drawing. In this session, they will also learn about shape language.
(Batch 1: done May 29, 2022)
Session 2: Gesture/Figure Drawing
In this session, we will be tackling different human poses using their knowledge of drawing basic shapes. This is a crucial topic because the students will know basic proportions and how to put weight when drawing a pose.
(Batch 1: done June 5, 2022)
Session 3: Proportion and Perspective
Having the knowledge of creating a basic structure and how to twist and modify it to create basic proportions, gestures, and poses, this session focuses on using perspective to make their illustrations more dynamic and by using perspective they will also know how proportions work as well.
(Batch 1: done June 12, 2022)
Session 4: Anatomy
From drawing simple shapes to creating a structure and bending it to creating gestures, this session is about how to put the details of the human body into a drawing. We are going to study human anatomy, not at the scientific level but more on how we can use it as an artist. Learn how muscles work, where they are located, what they look like, and also the skeletal structure as well.
(Batch 1: done June 27, 2022)
Session 5: Light and Shadow Values
Knowing how to build and draw a human body now we learn about how to put light and shadows into our illustrations, how different types of light work, and also how shadows and their values should be. We are going to study in black and white for this to easily understand it.
(Batch 1: done July 3, 2022)
Session 6: Color and light
Having the knowledge of using light and where to put our shadows and their values, this session talks about how to use colors, and like in session 5 how we use their values based on what we have learned. We are also going to learn about basic color theory.
(Batch 1: done July 10, 2022)
Session 7: Composition
In this final lesson, we are going to learn how to compose our illustration on the canvas and learn about ratios and camera angles.
(Batch 1: done July 17, 2022)
Session 8: Character design
This session is one big activity based on the 7 sessions we had, we are going to create a character and use everything we have learned so far.
(Batch 1: done July 24, 2022)
Finals: from session 1 I asked students to send me the last artwork that they created, after 8 sessions I’m going to ask the students to redraw their artwork based on the knowledge they have learned in this workshop to see their progress from day 1 to present.