1:1 & Group Training 

Online training & consulting for individuals and groups looking for results oriented offers.

If you want to book this service to get individual or group personalised training or consulting with me, please select below what you're interested in and fill up the form at the bottom of this page so we can arrange it.

If you need something different to what's offered in these packages (i.e. specific masterclass on a given topic not listed here or training for larger groups), please contact me and we can discuss it further to see how I can help you.

I offer this this training in any of these languages: English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

Begginers Introduction to Affinity Designer - $200

A complete beginners training to get you started with Affinity Designer in no time.

This training is for whomever wants to understand quickly the main features and tools in the app without having to invest precious time guessing with trial error.

2 hours of online training (Zoom)

Content

  • The user interface in the Designer persona.

  • Document setup

  • The Tool bar in the Designer Persona: selection, subselection, corner tool, pen tool, gradeitn tool, transparency tool, import images, crop tool, primitive shapes, text tool color picker, paning, zooming.

  • Contextual menus

  • Layers Panel

  • Effects Panel

  • Assets Panel

  • History Panel

  • Start drawing with the Pen tool

  • Masking

  • Geometry (Boolean operations)

  • The user interface in the Pixel persona.

  • The Tool bar in the pixel persona: selection, marquee selections, lasso tool, brush tool, eraser tool, flood fill tool, dodge brush tool, burn brush tool, smudge tool, bur brush tool, sharpen brush tool.

Learn to use the Pen tool in Affinity Designer - $200

If you need to learn effectively how to use the dreaded Pen tool, this is for you.

Project oriented tuition with several exercises and a final project. After taking this training you will be able to use the Pen tool and draw anything with it. 

2 hours online training (Zoom)

Content

  • Vector Lines & Bezier Curves

  • Nodes: Sharp, Smooth & Smart

  • The Pen Tool Modes

  • The Node Tool Icons

  • Start Working with the Pen Tool

  • Understanding the Handles

  • Pen Tool Exercise #1: Draw a Circle

  • Three Methods to Use the Pen Tool: Exercise #2 - Draw a heart

  • Pen & Node Tool Actions

  • Pen Tool Exercise #3 - Draw a Letter

  • Snapping

  • Final Exercise: Draw an intricate tribal fox

Drawing & painting insects: Dragonfly case study - $460

Learn how to create entomological illustrations  using the case study of a dragonfly.

 

The knowledge you acquire will serve later to also being able to create other insects such as bees, beetles, caterpillars, flies and mainly any insects whose characteristics are somehow similar to a dragonfly (NOTE: this will not be the case for moths or butterflies

This training is for intermediate/advanced users of digital tools interested in expert training on the matter.

 

I use Affinity Designer to teach this class, but if you are familiar with other tool of your choice and meet the prerequisites, that's fine too.

Online training (Zoom) divided in 4 sessions. Dragonfly final project will be completed. 

Duration 6 hours (3 sessions) to be scheduled with the student(s).

Content

​       RESEARCH MODULE

  • Looking for references: there will be a proposed dragonfly for the student(s) to be drawn. The student will work on the same species I work to maximise the learning and workflow.

  • Document setup

  • How to use references

  • Sexual dimorphism

  • Main parts of a dragonfly

       DRAWING MODULE

  • Creating an initial wireframe: vector vs bitmaps. Deciding how and when to use each.

  • Layers organisation: a key skill for success

  • The wings: A very complex flying apparatus

  • The head

  • The thorax

  • The abdomen

  • Bilateral symmetry

  • Limbs structure

        PAINTING MODULE

  • Base colours

  • Painting techniques

  • Lighting subjects by convention

  • Insects hair

  • Creating volume with lights and shadows

  • Fine-tuning techniques

  • Shadow

       PROVIDING EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Adding written information to the subject: scientific name, gender and scale.

Drawing & painting moths

& butterflies - $460

Learn how to create moths and butterflies and actually create one with this class project.

This training is for intermediate/advanced users interested in expert training on the matter.

The features of butteflies and moths makes it necessary to create a custom class for this insects. 

 

I use Affinity Designer to teach this class, but if you are familiar with other tool of your choice and meet the prerequisites, that's fine too.

Online training (Zoom) divided in 4 sessions. Dragonfly final project will be completed. 

Duration 6 hours (3 sessions) to be scheduled with student(s).

Content

​       RESEARCH MODULE

  • Looking for references: the butterfly for the student(s) to be drawn in this class is the Callimorpha dominula (see left image)

  • Document setup

  • How to use references

  • Sexual dimorphism

  • Main parts of a butterfly

       DRAWING MODULE

  • Creating an initial wireframe: vector vs bitmaps. Deciding how and when to use each.

  • Layers organisation: a key skill for success

  • The wings

  • The head

  • The thorax

  • The abdomen

  • Bilateral symmetry

  • Limbs structure

        PAINTING MODULE

  • Base colours

  • Painting techniques for complex and colourful wing patterns

  • On wing textures

  • Lighting your subjects by convention

  • Hairs

  • Creating volume with lights and shadows

  • Fine-tuning techniques

  • Shadow

       PROVIDING EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Adding written information to the subject: scientific name, gender and scale.

Painting furry mammals - $520

Fur is a challenging subject. Often times when rendering a furry mammal, it either looks like it got right out of the washing machine, the hair dresser, or got electrocuted :)

So, in order to get a realistic looking piece of work hat entails fur, there are some techniques, do's and dont's that we need to know about.

This training is for intermediate/advanced users interested in expert training on this matter.

This is a results oriented class with a final project.

 

I use Affinity Designer to teach this class, but if you are familiar with other tool of your choice and meet the prerequisites, that's fine too.

Online training (Zoom) divided in 4 sessions. Furry mammal final project to be completed.

Duration 6 hours (3 sessions) to be scheduled with student(s).

Content

​       RESEARCH MODULE

  • Looking for references: Looking for the best resources to work from

  • Document setup

  • How to use references

       DRAWING MODULE

  • Creating an initial wireframe: vector vs bitmaps. Deciding how and when to use each.

  • Layers management: a key skill for success

  • Base colour

  • Shading before painting

        PAINTING MODULE

  • Brushes

  • Painting techniques for fur

  • Fine-tuning techniques

       PROVIDING EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Adding written information to the subject: scientific name, gender and scale.

 

Please fill up this form with your details. Specify which training you are interested in or any other questions you might have.

* If you are looking for a custom plan for you, you can add details in the field box "Additional comments".

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