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Perspective Drawing & Illustration Basics

There are two types of people, those who can draw and those who haven’t practiced drawing

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  • High quality recordings: to allow you a high quality look into Steve’s process, techniques and tools.
  • In-depth curriculum: from what pencils and paper to choose to proper perspective illustration
  • Learn the fundamentals: Perspective, lights and shadow are fundamental concepts for every illustrator.
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Price:

$

179

FREE

$

79

Teachable Best Price Guarantee™

If you find it cheaper anywhere else, we'll refund you the difference.

Your Outcome

By the end of this course you will know; how perspective works, the purpose of horizon line, shading techniques, placing a light source, building artwork in Illustrator and custom painting techniques in Photoshop.

Improve your motion work by learning the techniques to create great illustrations with amazing artist Steve Savalle.

Here's what you get:

In-depth course

This course will cover everything from which pencils and paper to choose, to proper perspective illustration. Steve Savalle is an expert illustrator and he goes in depth to show you his process and techniques. If you’re ready to start your journey in illustration then this course is for you.

Learn the fundamentals

Perspective, light and shadow are fundamental concepts for illustrators. Motion designers often want to make better illustration work, but struggle to create high quality work. This course will help you master these art fundamentals and make better illustrations.


High quality recordings

We asked Steve to come to our studio and record this course. This will allow you a high quality look in to Steve’s process, techniques and tools. We cover everything from A to Z in this course and we hope it helps you take the next step in your illustration work.

Practical Guide to Perspective

Enrolling in this course gets you started instantly. The first weeks content and assignments will be available right after you sign up. You can take the full 6 weeks to work through the content, or simply go through it as quickly as you can. It's up to you.

Mastering any discipline is about first understanding the fundamentals and then being guided to put ideas into constant practice.

For these 6 weeks you're going to put in the pencil mileage, which is the only way to grow.


"There are two types of people, those who can draw and those who haven’t practiced drawing."

-Steve Savalle, your instructor.

What Students Say

Finally a course which starts at the very basics of illustration BEFORE heading into software. My perspective has shifted and my approach to digital art, more clearer.


Aavirash Mitra

Motion Designer

Course Curriculum

Introduction & Overview

  • Course Overview
  • Meet Your Instructor

Knowing Your Tools

  • Pencils, Paper & Erasers (23:06)

One Point Perspective

  • Basic Technique (4:19)
  • Measuring Depth (4:19)
  • Creating A Fence Scene (2:56)
  • Street Lights (3:26)
  • Cylinder with shading (4:24)
  • Chessboard Timelapse (3:32)

Two Point Perspective

  • Street Corner (19:16)
  • Maze Line Work (11:42)
  • Maze Shading (9:48)
  • Two Point Distortion Demo (6:01)

Three Point Perspective

  • Three Point Introduction (9:48)
  • Boat Dock Time Lapse (3:06)

Shading

  • Sphere Single Light Source (7:56)
  • Shading Techniques (9:53)

Adobe Illustrator Workflow

  • Creating Shapes in Ai & Exporting to PSD (16:02)

Adobe Photoshop

  • Brushes, Layer Masks & Painting Workflow (10:23)
  • Texturing Time Lapse (5:01)

Course Conclusion

  • Thank You & Feedback

Your Instructor

Steve Savalle
Artist & Illustrator

Steve is an illustrator, animator, designer and art director currently based in Detroit Michigan. He has worked as a full time staffer in studios but is now freelancing full time.

He has an interest in 2d artwork and animation as well as creating photo realistic illustrations with pencil and paper.

Steve has put together this course to help any student out there master the basics of perspective drawing and shading. He also goes in depth on his software workflow, using Illustrator and Photoshop to complete an illustration that started on paper.

He is passionate about art and design and hopes this course can serve as a valuable resource for you.

Frequently asked questions

Why this course?

This 6 part online course serves as a roadmap for understanding the discipline of perspective drawing, shading and software workflows. Starting with a foundation in perspective Steve builds on these concepts to create an original illustration that starts on paper and ends in pixels.


Is there homework?

Kind of. We want you to follow along with each weeks lesson by doing your own version. If Steve is doing a 1 point illustration, then you should attempt your own 1 point based on the lesson. Even doing these simple exercises will help you master these concepts.


What will I know by the end?

By the end of this course you will know; how perspective works, the purpose of horizon line, shading techniques, placing a light source, building artwork in Illustrator and custom painting techniques in Photoshop.


When does it start?

Right when you sign up! This is an e-course that is available upon signing up and will give you lifetime access to view these materials and source files. You can take your time or go quickly through the materials, the timeline is up to you. We recommend spacing it out over 6 weeks to give yourself time to focus on each aspect more closely.


How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.


What if I'm unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.


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