How To Draw From YourImagination

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Anthony Francisco

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Learn How To Design Iconic Creatures Like A Marvel Artist

In A 5-Hour Learning Experience

You’ll Create A Unique Creature To Add To Your Portfolio

AND Get Personal Feedback From Me At Our monthly Meetups

Course

How To Draw From Your Imagination

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’m part of the team that brings all the heroes and villains of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) to life – including keyframes for certain moments, but mostly designing the iconic characters. So, 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 just 30 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 cook up a creature to proudly call your own. See you at the Meetup!

Anthony Francisco

What I'll Teach

  • Methods for drawing unique creatures in 3 steps
  • How to do value studies and master structures
  • Techniques used to create Marvel characters
  • Insider tips on how to be successful in the industry

What's Included

  • Lifetime Access

    Refer back to the course materials

  • Monthly Meetups

    Ask me all your questions at our monthly virtual meetup

  • Live Q&A

    Get feedback from trainers on your creature before the meetup with me

  • Exclusive WhatsApp

    Join a chat with your dedicated trainer and other aspiring artists

  • Resources

    Put your knowledge into practice

100% money back guarantee

Learn How To Design Iconic Creatures Like A Marvel Artist

In A 5-Hour Learning Experience

You’ll Create A Unique Creature To Add To Your Portfolio

AND Get Personal Feedback From Me At Our monthly Meetups

Curriculum

You Don’t Need Software, Only Your Imagination

You don’t have to use software to bring your ideas to life. In this section, find out why I don’t believe in talent and how I know that anyone can become a great artist. Bring only your imagination! Plus, I’ll tell you how I got my first big break in the industry.

How I Got Started In The Industry

How I Got Started In The Industry

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Using Your Story To Help You Stand Out

Using Your Story To Help You Stand Out

Why You Can Draw Better Than You Think

Why You Can Draw Better Than You Think

Get Your Pencil And Paper Ready - Let’s Draw

No amount of information will help you if you don’t know how to apply it. This is a hands-on course, so you’re going to be following along using the resources and instructions. Remember, you’ll get feedback on your artwork during your live Q&A with your trainer.

Anthony’s Proven Method: The 3 Fundamentals

Anthony’s Proven Method: The 3 Fundamentals

The Best Way To Understand Shapes

The Best Way To Understand Shapes

What To Do When You Get Stuck

What To Do When You Get Stuck

How To Easily Find A Rhythmic Line

How To Easily Find A Rhythmic Line

Top Resources For Creature Inspiration

Top Resources For Creature Inspiration

Behind the scenes of Billion-Dollar Characters

Let’s analyze some of the world’s most iconic creatures from Hollywood Blockbusters, using the techniques that you’ve now learned. We’ll go step-by-step through the character development process and see how I put all the elements together.

The Evolution Of Baby Groot, From Pot To Teen

The Evolution Of Baby Groot, From Pot To Teen

Deconstructing The Most Memorable Creatures

Deconstructing The Most Memorable Creatures

Creating The Right Balance In Your Design

Creating The Right Balance In Your Design

Silhouette Techniques For Effective Drawing

Silhouette Techniques For Effective Drawing

Beyond Structure: The Emotional Experience

Beyond Structure: The Emotional Experience

Using Elements In Nature To Your Advantage

Using Elements In Nature To Your Advantage

Insider Tips From A Marvel Artist

After learning the tricks of the trade, how do you get into the trade? After 20 years as a concept artist, I’ve learned more than just techniques to help you get better with your art. Here’s my advice for what to do to become successful in the industry.

How To Get Much More Constructive Feedback

How To Get Much More Constructive Feedback

Turning Research Into Creative Solutions

Turning Research Into Creative Solutions

3 Ways To Get Into The Industry

3 Ways To Get Into The Industry

Presenting... Your Final Project: Design A Creature

Presenting... Your Final Project: Design A Creature

Course Structure

Video Lessons (2h)

Watch the 4 pre-recorded course videos anytime, anywhere.

Live Class 1: Draw Your Creature (1h)

Start working on your creature design in the first virtual class with your trainer.

Live Class 2: Present Your Creature (1h)

Present your final creature, get feedback from your trainer, and also see your classmates’ work!

Monthly Meet-And-Greet With Anthony (1h)

This is your chance to meet Anthony and ask him anything you want to know. Plus, the best creatures (from Live Class 2) will be presented to Anthony at this session!

Resources

Sign Up & You’ll Get:

Value Studies

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Creature Checklist

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Animal Triangle

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Portfolio Piece

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Student Artwork

The Future of Online Courses
Welcome To “Cohort Learning”

Hands-On Learning WithClassmates

Live Instruction In A VirtualClass

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Built-In Support AndAccountability

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Global Network Of TalentedPeers

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Who Is This For?

If you are...

Art Student

You want to get ahead and make your portfolio stand out to find a job in the industry.

Hobbyists & Beginners

You have a desire to learn how to draw and improve your creative thinking.

Concept Designers

You are looking for ways to broaden your opportunities and master your craft.

More About Me

Anthony Francisco

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I’m the Senior Visual Development Artist at Marvel Studios known as the "Visual Father of Baby Groot." I’ve designed many iconic characters over my 20-year career, including Loki from ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and the Dora Milaje from ‘Black Panther.’ I believe anyone can learn to draw in 30 days.

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FAQ

All you need to know

What is the structure of this experience?

1. Video Lessons (3.5h). Watch the four course videos anytime, anywhere.

    2. Live Class 1: Cook Your Creature (1h). Work on your creature illustration blueprint with your classmates and trainer.

      3. Live Class 2: Present Your Creature (1h). Present your creature, get feedback from your trainer and also see your classmates’ work!

        4. Monthly Meet-And-Greet With Anthony (1h). This is when all the best creatures will be presented to Anthony himself! In this session, you'll also get a chance to ask Anthony anything you want.

          5. Access to an exclusive WhatsApp community of like-minded artists!. Meet like-minded aspiring artists from all over the world who are on the same journey as you are. Share resources with each other, and also receive exclusive updates on the upcoming Q&A sessions.

            Where are the live classes held?

            All our live classes are held on Zoom – and are super fun! After completing the course, you will be given a recording of the live classes for future reference. You will also be added to our alumni community where you can learn more, participate in contests and find out about freelance gigs.

              I have no experience in drawing. Can I still join the course?

              Of course you can! This class is designed for all levels! Anthony's class (particularly Section 2: "The 3 Drawing Fundamentals") is catered specifically for people who are beginners and have no experience drawing at all. While Section 3 ("Cooking Up Your Creature") is more intermediate and will teach you how to go about creating your own character. Practicing the three simple steps outlined in Section 2 over a period of time will help you better execute the steps in Section 3.

                Do I need any software (e.g. like Photoshop) to take part in this class?

                No, you don't need any software at all. While Anthony uses Adobe Photoshop to design his creature in Section 3, he specifically emphasizes that most of this work can be done on paper too. Exercises like abstractions or textures can be performed as pencil drawings which is demonstrated in Section 2 as well.

                  While this class does not offer free access to software, you can easily use an existing subscription to software like Adobe, in case you have one. As the course is software-agnostic (i.e. not designed to be reliant on any software), Anthony will not be teaching you the specifics of design software like Photoshop. However, you can watch FREE Adobe tutorials on YouTube if you'd like to learn how to use it. A good place to start is right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBouhf4seWQ

                    Why do I have to attend live classes? I thought I was only paying for video tutorials?

                    That's a great question. Nas Academy believes in going beyond just video lessons. Why? Because peer-to-peer learning will help expand your knowledge further. On that note, your purchase of this course also comes with two live classes. You can find the dates of these live classes in your student portal once you join the Academy.

                      Your live sessions will also give you a chance to connect with artists from all over the world! There will also be classes with trainers who will provide personalised feedback on your drawings. You'll even get to attend a live meet-and-greet with Anthony himself once a month! During these sessions, he will look at all the best drawings selected by your classmates.

                        When are the live classes being held? What if I can't attend them?

                        After your purchase, you can select the dates for your live classes based on your own preferences. If you can't attend the live classes, don't worry, you'll still be given access to the recordings of the two sessions, so you can watch them whenever you're free. Although we'd highly encourage you to attend them!

                          In case you'd like to change the dates of your live classes, simply email us at hello@nasacademy.com and we'll have it fixed for you right away!

                            Will I get to meet Anthony Francisco himself?

                            Yes! That's the most exciting part about joining our Academy – you get to meet your favorite creators! You can look forward to interacting with Anthony live at a special meet-and-greet session taking place every month.

                              Will I get a certificate of completion?

                              Yes. You will be given an online certificate of completion once you have completed watching the video series.

                                Why is it important that I join the WhatsApp group?

                                At Nas Academy, we're all about people! In fact,the word "Nas" itself means "people" in Arabic. That's why we encourage interaction and building communities in every class. This will help you meet new people, learn from them and grow as a student.

                                  Will I have access to the videos once the course is over?

                                  Yes! You will have lifetime access to the videos, the slides of the lesson and the Nas Academy community. You will be able to use these as a resource long after your course is over.

                                    What if I'm having technical problems? Who can I contact?

                                    Simply click the yellow chat widget on the bottom right hand corner of this browser or shoot us an email at hello@nasacademy.com

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