Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Before you view the workshop: Understand the exercise files, part of The Monster Drawing Workshop.
- This workshop is specifically designed to encourage your own creativity through the process of drawing and constructing your own unique monster character. To assist you in this effort, I've created a set of helpful exercise files to explain and facilitate your monster-drawing experience. So let me show you what those are right now. You'll find them in the exercise files for this course and when you open it, you'll find everything contained in here is a PDF file.
Now, the whole reason I saved everything in a PDF format is to make access to it easier. You can view 'em easy, you can print 'em out, you can distribute 'em and share 'em with anybody taking this course. Now, instead of just jumping into the course, if you review these files first, I think your whole methodology and approach is going to be greatly eased by reviewing everything provided in the exercise files first. It'll explain everything you're going to be doing, and all of this just reinforces the videos for this course.
So the first one I want to look at is the Simple Creative Tools. This simply lays out all the base tools you'll need to take the Monster Drawing Workshop. None of these are super expensive. None of these are hard to find. Any good office supply store are probably gonna have if not all of these, most of these. But if you can't find them in your office supply store, I've provided the links to all the sources of where you can get them. So make sure to check that out first so you have everything you need to move forward on this workshop.
Now, the second one is just what exactly is the outline for the workshop itself? Some people like to know that up front before they just jump in to watching the videos, and that's what this PDF provides. This is simply the outline for all the stages and the steps within each stage that you'll be doing, so people can read through this and understand exactly what they're going to be doing at each stage of this workshop. So that's pretty self-explanatory. Once again, it's reinforcing the videos because we go over all of that within each video at each stage.
The third one is the "Method to the Madness" we'll be taking. What I mean by that is, what exactly are we going to be doing? Well, this PDF kind of demonstrates that visually along with textual support with simple descriptions, shows you each stage of the process, what you're going to be doing, what tools you'll use and how to move forward on it. It's just a simple explanation of what to expect as you go through this workshop. So nothing is very difficult here.
Everything is pretty much self-explanatory. The next one is the Monster Mechanics. What I mean by Monster Mechanics is, yes, you'll be drawing out your monsters, but you're also going to be constructing them into a 3D type of cardboard environment, and so there's certain mechanics to doing that to ensure that they come out well. And these aren't, once again, difficult things to do. It's just things you need to keep in mind as you're creating your character in order to have the most successful experience possible.
And we cover all of these in the video. This is just once again reinforcing those things and providing it in a format that you can easily print it out and share it up front. The next one is Monster Deconstructions. Now, these will be found in a folder within the exercise folder. And if you go into here, I'll just open up this first one, and all this does is takes some of the monsters I've created as examples for this course, and the ones I created using all the methodology I'll cover in the workshop, and deconstructs 'em, shows you all the various parts, how things fit together, where certain things will kind of slide into place on other shapes, such as these legs into this body, these eyes into the top of the head, and it just gives simple explanations so you can click through these and see how all of these parts all come together to form one unified whole.
In this case, a nice little goblin character. So I've provided four of these examples in here. And all of them are different characters. All of them are constructed a little differently, have different relationships in terms of the pieces that all make up the final art. So make sure to check those out. That's gonna give you good insight of what your final character could look like. But of course, I want you to create something completely unique of your own, so don't just copy what you see.
Just use it as inspiration to come up with your own unique idea. And I've also thrown in the last file, I'll show you here, is a Vonster Monster. This is just a full-blown illustration using the same methodologies as showcased in this workshop, but in a final illustrated form. And you can print this out and put it together and display it in your own work environment if you want. So these are all the exercise files contained for this course. So whether you're a seasoned creative pro, or just someone who likes to do artistic things, I encourage you to give these exercise files a good look through, and you'll be thoroughly equipped to enjoy this course to its fullest.
I look forward to seeing what monsters you create.