Learn How to Draw Comic Book Creatures

COMMITMENT

5 Days

1.5 hours per day

CLASS START DATE

WHAT YOU'LL CREATE

1 Creature

for your portfolio

Skill Level

Beginner

learn step-by-step of Drawing

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

Class Samples

Who is Anthony Francisco?

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Tips for concept artists who want to break into the industry

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Three fundamental drawing techniques

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Class Schedule

2 Live Sessions
Meet Your Classmates

UTC Timezone

Virtual Meet on Zoom

Graduate With Your Classmates

UTC Timezone

Virtual Meet on Zoom

01You Can Draw

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

Introductions

My Story and How You Can Use Yours

How I Got My Break

Why I Designed This Class

02Find 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!

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

03Abstractions (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.

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

04Create 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!

How to Thrive as a Concept Artist

Turning Research Into Creative Solutions

3 Ways to Get Into the Industry

Finding Inspiration in Cultures

2 Resources

2 Value Pictures

3 Value Pictures

3 Exercises

Value Structures

Abstractions

Cook Your Creature

Nas Academy Experience

An online class like no other

Join goal oriented classmates

Every class has limited number of students to keep the learning experience great. Start by attending a Zoom session getting to know your facilitators and peers through a WhatsApp group.

Start

Pre-recorded videos are unlocked daily

Learn by doing practical projects

Showcase your work to your class

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!

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