Skills You’ll Learn
All about POSCA Pens
Learn the basics of POSCA Pens and how to use them.
How to find inspiration and turn them into unique creatures
How to do lineart and shading with POSCA Pens
How to create a good composition with POSCAs
How to create complex POSCA illustrations and refine your drawings.
WHAT IS THIS CLASS ABOUT?
Do you want to design fascinating creatures in your unique style? If you’re unsure where to begin, I am here to help you get started on creating your own dynamic, original characters.
Using POSCA Pens as a medium, build up your fundamentals to achieve what you want from your imagination onto paper. In this course, you’ll learn how to master the basics of working with POSCAs, from shading, linework, and color combinations to composition and concept building. You will also learn the basics of monster anatomy to flesh out believable fantasy creatures in my signature style and see my work process.
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This course is for people who want to create unique creatures using POSCA Pens. You don’t need to be an expert in anatomy, linework, or shading, but if you are, that’s great! You’ll be working within your skill level and yet learn to build from your imagination with the easy process I will be introducing.
WHAT WILL THE STUDENTS ACHIEVE?
This course will enable you to use Posca Pens to create monster illustrations straight from your imagination. We will go over how to utilize your skills to approach your designs with a systemic approach.
By the end of this course, you will understand how to break down creature designs and use the unique characteristics of Posca Pens to construct intricate illustrations.
1. Introducing the Course
2. Meeting the Instructor
3. Reviewing the Materials
Introduction to POSCAs
1. Prep your POSCAs
2. Getting Started with POSCAs
3. Basics of Layering
4. Applying POSCA Palettes
Preparing for Drawing
1. Building Inspiration as an Artist
2. Refining Your Ideas
3. Turn Your Ideas into Rough Sketches
4. Let’s Finalize Your Sketch
Developing Your Drawing
1. Picking A Sketch Direction
2. Color Palette Selection
3. Drawing Basic Creature
4. Applying Simple Shading & Lineart
Drawing Different Creatures
1. Applying Basic Anatomy
2. Combining Animals & Creating Original Creatures
3. Let’s Draw Some Creatures
Creating Background Elements
1. How to Use Your Inspiration
2. Thumbnails and Planning
3. Create a Composition that Compliments Your Creature
4. Basic Textured Shading with POSCAs
5. Perfect Your Drawing with Background Elements
Applying Different Styles to Your Art
1. Defining Different Styles
2. Let’s Try Some Stylized Creatures
Drawing a Complex Illustration
1. Thumbnailing and Planning
2. Building a Composition
3. Applying Creature Designs
4. Laying Base Colors & Shading
5. Finishing Your Illustration
Bonus Thoughts from Thingsbydiana
1. My Art Journey
2. Developing My Art Habits
1. Congratulations on Completing the Course
I’m Diana Chan, a part-time designer and a full-time artist from Canada. I’ve worked as an events coordinator, a project manager, and a designer, so communicating easy to digest information has always been important to me. I’ve been a designer for 5 years, and I often bring design concepts to my illustration work. I enjoy simplifying difficult concepts for people, and I love having an opportunity to share my thought process as an artist.