How to Draw From Your Imagination

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Anthony Francisco

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COMMITMENT

5 Days

1.5 hours per day

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WHAT YOU'LL CREATE

1 Creature

for your portfolio

Anthony Francisco

Message From Me

Hi everyone! My name’s Anthony Francisco, and I’m a Senior Visual Development Artist at Marvel Studios. And I’ve got a question for you: Can you think of an idea for an epic battle scene, one that we’ve never seen before? Really take a moment to imagine what that could possibly look like.That’s just one example of a creative problem that I had to help solve, for the battle between Thanos and Doctor Strange in “Avengers: Infinity War.” I was part of the team that brought all the heroes and villains of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) to life – including keyframes for certain moments, but mostly designing the iconic characters. And what’s great about this course is that you can always take the principles of creature design and apply it to other types of design, too.In my 20-year career as a concept artist, I’ve designed some of the world’s most recognizable characters like Baby Groot for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Loki from “Thor: Ragnarok,” and the Dora Milaje (Okoye and Nakia) from “Black Panther.” From all of my experiences in the industry, I’ve made a really cool discovery: Anybody can learn to draw unique creatures... in a matter of days.Welcome to my Academy. You have no idea how excited I am to see you take all the ingredients from my 3-step method and create a creature to proudly call your own!

What You’ll Create

A Unique Creature ThatYou Love

Design a character from concept to completion, using your imagination to bring it to life.

character you love

Student Work

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Philippines
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Philippines
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Course Schedule


DAY 1

You Can Draw

Begin your artist journey by following Anthony’s top tips for drawing. Watch today’s videos, meet your wave, and ask your instructor any questions. (Turn on your camera and join in the fun!)

1 ZOOM SESSION

1 Hour

  • Meet Your Wavemates

4 VIDEO LESSONS

1 Hour

  • Introductions

  • My Story and How You Can Use Yours

  • How I Got My Break

  • Why I Designed This Class


DAY 2

Find Value Structures

Anthony has a proven method that will help you understand shape and shadow like you've never learned before. Then, get started on your first art exercise: value structures. Grab a marker and some tracing paper, and let’s start drawing!

6 VIDEO LESSONS

1 Hour

  • Why These 3 Fundamentals Are Important

  • The Materials You Need

  • How to Do Value Structures

  • Introduction to Abstraction

  • How to Use Abstraction in Creature Design

  • How to Find Shapes in the World Around You

1 EXERCISE

  • Value Structures

2 RESOURCES

  • 2 Value Pictures

  • 3 Value Pictures


DAY 3

Abstractions (It’s All Shapes and Lines)

Today is all about lines and shapes. This exercise is great for adding movement to your drawings, and it’s an important step in bringing your creature to life.

6 VIDEO LESSONS

1 Hour

  • Introducing the Animal Triangle

  • Deconstructing the Most Memorable Creatures

  • Using the Real World For Inspiration

  • Creating the Right Balance For Your Design

  • The Evolution of Baby Groot, From Pot to Teen

  • How to Draw Aliens

1 EXERCISE

  • Abstractions


DAY 4

Create Your Creature

Being a concept artist means you have to start with some pretty weird things. Anthony explains how he came up with some of his most iconic creatures and designs. Follow in his footsteps and apply all you’ve learned to create the strangest creature the world has ever seen!

4 VIDEO LESSONS

1 Hour

  • How to Thrive as a Concept Artist

  • Turning Research Into Creative Solutions

  • 3 Ways to Get Into the Industry

  • Finding Inspiration in Cultures

1 EXERCISE

1 Hour

  • Cook Your Creature


DAY 5

Virtual Graduation!

You did it! Congratulations on getting this far. It’s time to celebrate with your wavemates and facilitators on Zoom, where you can share your creatures with each other.

1 ZOOM SESSION

1 Hour

  • Graduate With Your Wavemates

Join a Wave With Others

Start Together,Graduate Together.

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About Me

Anthony Francisco

Anthony Francisco

Senior Marvel Artist

I’m the former Senior Visual Development Artist at Marvel Studios. In my 20-year career as a concept artist, I’ve designed some of the world’s most recognizable characters like Baby Groot for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ Loki from ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ and the Dora Milaje (Okoye and Nakia) from ‘Black Panther.’ And I’ve made a really cool discovery from all my experiences: anybody can learn to draw unique creatures... in a matter of days.You have no idea how excited I am to see you take all the ingredients from my 3-step method and cook up a creature to proudly call your own. See you at the Meet the Creator session!

FAQ
Does Anthony teach the live sessions himself?

Will I have access to the video recording once the course is over?

Will I get a Certificate, as proof of my learning?

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